WEL Vs ADL Dream 11 Prediction: Wellington make and advent into the day’s encounter knowing a win takes them into second place.
With Melbourne City having been previously defeated this gameweek in A-League, Wellington Phoenix make a foray into the forthcoming clash knowing a win sees them ease their slot into second place. Just the solitary point behind second place at the moment, their rampant Wellington side will be looking to finally clampdown on the coveted second spot.
It’s a position which is seeing the clamour for it grow with each passing gameweek with the place asserting its owners of a direct spot in the semi-finals. It’s a colossal prize, one which will propel and buoy Wellington towards a win when they step out to square off against Adelaide United.
Where a win takes paramount importance for Wellington, the three points are equally pivotal for Adelaide United albeit for different reasons. The side is clutching at straws to find its place inside the top 6 with the club’s bygone win against Brisbane not only taking them into the revered spots but also putting the breaks on the side’s four successive losing spree.
While Adelaide United showed fight and character, something which has been amiss in the side all season long, we just can’t see those same traits coming to the fore today and rescuing them in this one. The side’s knowhow has been clearly abstaining, a predicament which will see them be downed by a Wellington side which has four wins in its last five encounters.
Probable Playing 11
Stefan Marinovic, Luke DeVere, Steven Taylor, Liberato Cacace, Tim Payne, Matti Steinmann, Cameron Devlin, Reno Piscopo, David Ball, Ulises Davila, Gary Hooper
Paul Izzo, Michael Jakobsen, Jordan Elsey, Louis D’Arrigo, Michael Maria, Ryan Strain, Riley McGree, Stefan Mauk, James Troisi, Nikola Mileusnic, George Blackwood
Match: Wellington Vs Adelaide
Date And Time: 25th July, Saturday- 12:30pm IST
Venue: Sky Stadium, Wellington
Telecast: My Football Live
- Davila: 12 Goals, 5 Assists
- Riley McGree: 10 Goals, 5 Assists
Perth Glory Vs Wellington: 1-2
Brisbane Roar Vs Adelaide United: 0-1
Dream 11 Picks
Paul Izzo showed why he’s held in such high esteem by Adelaide United. The player registered a stunning show of gallantry and tenacity as his regime in the clash against Brisbane Roar transpired into an elusive cleansheet for the side.
Wellington have tasted consummate success this season owing to the prevalence of a backline has is lined up and filled to the brim with stellar defensive names. A well endowed backline blessed with the sprawling knowhow of astute defending and a compact shape has seen the side make its name as a stringent and stern defensive setup.
Given the team’s guile and ability to tread its way past murky waters with ease, it was befitting to see us opt for the side’s entire backline for this one. All of Liberato Cacace, Luke DeVere, Tim Payne and Steven Taylor will be embedded in our side with the likely of this transpiring into a cleansheet for the home team being extremely high.
Wellington’s top scorer in the league, Ulises Davil has only gone from strength to strength. He’s left defences downtrodden, schooling defenders with his intriguing brand of football to accrue a behemoth 12 goals and 5 assists this season.
Adelaide United will elsewhere also see us indulge in the pick of their leading scorer. Riley McGree has gone onto add to his kitty a behemoth 10 goals and 5 assists to contribute to almost 50% of his side’s goals and help keep his side abreast of a spot in the upcoming round.
He’s paired up with Ben Halloran who has quenched his insatiable thirst for goals in the league to accumulate 7 goals and 3 assists for the side.
His 6 goals and 4 assists this season have seen David Ball emerge as a quiessential name for Wellington, a player who has left defences bereaved on how to refrain him from scoring against them. Gary Hooper who has the 7 goals and 4 assists joins up with him with the two players making for an extremely daunting striking partnership.
The 5 goals and 3 assists for Nikola Mileusnic see him become our singular pick from the other side and with it bring down the curtains on our Dream 11 framework for the clash.
Captain And Vice-Captain
His 17 goal contributions will see Davila lead our side out as the captain while Hooper is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Izzo, Cacace, Luke, Taylor, Payne, Davila, Riley, Halloran, Ball, Hooper, Nikola
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.