Description: WEL Vs PG Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Melbourne City await the winners of today’s encounter in the quarter-finals.
With four defeats in their last five encounters, Perth Glory sat on the cusp of being bundled out of today’s encounter. However, despite their worrisome form, the club nonetheless managed to make it into this stage with Adelaide United failing to do enough.
With Adelaide United drawing their last two league stage encounters, Perth Glory managed to hang onto 6th place by the margin of the one point. However, the clubs luck is running out and running out fast with the team having pushed it all the way since the restart of A-League 2019-20.
Having just about squirmed their way into the playoffs to find themselves up against third placed Wellington Phoenix today, Perth Glory know they need to pull their socks up. Further slipups will result in their dream of challenging for the prestigious title be curtailed today, a predicament the club will be looking to avoid this Saturday.
WEL Vs PG Dream11 Probable Winner
Although Wellington ended up the three places and four points ahead of Perth Glory in the points tally, the club carries no significant advantage today. They themselves were in horrendous form across the last two weeks with the club failing to register a win in all of its last four outings.
What does serve them fruitfully ahead of the upcoming scrimmage is the side’s defence. This is backline capable of clobbering the best of attacks, a unit which should manage to veer its side to the quarter-finals.
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
Reddy, Malik, Juande, Grant, Franjic, Brimmer, Kilkenny, Popovic, Ingham, Popovic, Fornaroli
Match: Wellington Vs Perth Playoffs
Date And Time: 22nd August, Saturday- 12:30pm IST
Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
Telecast: My Football Live
- Davila: 12 Goals, 5 Assists
- Fornaroli: 13 Goals, 2 Assists
Newcastle Jets Vs Wellington: 3-0
Perth Vs Western United: 0-2
Dream 11 Picks
The only reason Wellington Phoenix managed to rake up two draws in their foregone four clashes was due to goal-keeper, Stefan Marinovic. The best of players are identified by their ability to step up when the going gets tough, something Stefan did as he showed fortitude in the face of adversity to send attacks skittling.
Although we don’t envision either side pulling off a cleansheet given the ramifications stemming from the clash and the leaky nature of both these backlines, if there’s any side capable of pulling off a cleansheet today, its Wellington Phoenix. They gave away the one goal apiece in three successive encounters, a defence which has given sides cold feet all across the league.
The discourse will see us opt for Liberato Cacace and Steven Taylor while the long pick of rightback Ivan Franjic from Perth will complete our trio of picks for the day.
Wellington might have seen the goals dry up for them with the side having scored just twice in its last four winless encounters however today’s affair is the ideal showdown to recover their attacking touch. They are against a Perth side which has shipped goals left, right and centre, a side currently embroiled in its worst defensive form of the season.
And someone who is going to be rubbing his hands at the prospect of taking on this floundering defence is Ulises Davila. With 12 goals and 5 assists, he’s lead his side’s charge to this round to see us make him a must have selection for the day.
Making his way next to him from the side will be Cameron Devlin and Reno Piscopo. The two have not only turned over possession but have been pinch perfect with their crosses and passes to dissect defences and open up empty areas.
Perth Glory will see us indulge in the pick of a dup. Its one which will begin with Niels Kilkenny, the club’s most in form player at the moment with him having registered 3 goals and five assists for the club. Juande Lopez will be making his way next to him, someone who ability to guard players and screen his side’s midfield has made him a robust performer.
Perth Glory might not be given any chance ahead of the impending clash but as long as Bruno Fornaroli is on the pitch, the team stands a solid chance of progressing from the fixture. With 13 goals, he leads his team’s scoring ranks, a player who has plundered defenders with his clinical shooting and ball movement.
With Hooper out with an injury, David Ball slots his way into the striker’s docket for Wellington. And he’s quite capable of filling in the void left as well, a player endowed with an expansive skill set.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Wellington’s top scorer, Davila will captain our side while Bruno is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Marinovic, Cacace, Franjic, Taylor, Kilkenny, Davila Lopez, Piscopo, Devlin, Bruno, Ball
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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.