The A-League is back in action with another round of matches this weekend as Perth Glory take on Western Sydney Wanderers at the NIB Stadium on Sunday. Both teams have had their fair share of issues this season and have a point to prove this weekend.
Perth Glory are in 10th place in the A-League standings and have struggled this season. The Western Australian outfit eased past Western United by a 3-0 margin earlier this week and will want a similar result from this fixture.
Western Sydney Wanderers, on the other hand, find themselves in seventh place in the league table and have improved after a slow start to the season. The Wanderers thrashed Western United last weekend and will be confident going into this game.
Perth Glory vs Western Sydney Wanderers Head-to-Head
Western Sydney Wanderers have a slight historical advantage over Perth Glory and have won 10 games out of a total of 26 matches played between the two teams. Perth Glory have managed nine victories against the Wanderers and will want to level the scales this weekend.
The previous meeting between the two teams took place in March earlier this year and ended in a 3-0 victory for Western Sydney Wanderers. Perth Glory struggled on the day and cannot afford a similar defeat on Sunday.
Perth Glory form guide in the A-League: W-W-L-D-L
Western Sydney Wanderers form guide in the A-League: W-W-L-L-D
Perth Glory vs Western Sydney Wanderers Team News
Christopher Oikonomidis and Osama Malik have recovered from their injuries and are available for selection. Sebastian Langkamp remains sidelined, however, and will be unable to play a part in this match.
Injured: Sebastian Langkamp
Western Sydney Wanderers
Vedran Janjetovic currently has a shoulder injury to contend with and will be unable to take the field in this game. Tass Mourdoukoutas has recovered from his knock and will be able to participate in this match.
Injured: Vedran Janjetovic
Perth Glory vs Western Sydney Wanderers Predicted XI
Perth Glory Predicted XI (4-4-2): Liam Reddy; Dane Ingham, Darryl Lachman, Jonathan Aspropotamitis, Nicholas Walsh; Christopher Oikonomidis, Neil Kilkenny, Daniel Stynes, Nicholas D’Agostino; Diego Castro, Bruno Fornaroli
Western Sydney Wanderers Predicted XI (3-4-3): Daniel Margush; Dylan McGowan, Thomas Aquilina, Ziggy Gordon; Daniel Georgievski, Graham Dorrans, Keanu Baccus, Tate Russell; Nicolai Muller, Bernie Ibini-Isei, Simon Cox
Perth Glory vs Western Sydney Wanderers Prediction
Perth Glory have improved in recent weeks but will need to play out of their skins to turn a dismal league campaign around. The home side has impressive players in its ranks and will need the likes of Diego Castro and Bruno Fornaroli to step up in this game.
Western Sydney Wanderers were ruthless in their previous game and will take plenty of heart from the result. The Wanderers are the better team at the moment and should be able to win this game.
Prediction: Perth Glory 1-3 Western Sydney Wanderers