Perth Glory Vs Western United Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals – 12 August 2020

Stats point towards another early morning thriller in Sydney

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Perth Glory Vs Western United

Wednesday 12 August 2020 – 08:35 Kick-Off
Austrian A-League
Pick: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 4/6
Bookmaker: BetVictor
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 9 August 2020)

Preview: Both of these side’s participation in the Final Series could depend on the outcome of Wednesday’s A-League clash at Bankwest Stadium. A faltering Perth Glory are almost there, but they could have their work cut out making it across the finish line versus this resurgent Western United side.

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Perth Glory Preview – Can they secure the point needed?

Is the unthinkable happening? A team that were comfortably the best, or at least the most consistent, side in A-League in 2018-19, after finishing eight points clear come the end of the regular season before losing the final contest of the Final Series on penalties, could be set for a no show this time around as hopes of a top-six finish hang in the balance ahead of Wednesday’s crunch final encounter at Bankwest Stadium.

That is because The Glory (5th – W10 D7 L8), who only need a point to be assured a place in the forthcoming Final Series, have laboured during the final third of the campaign. Tony Popovic’s side registering only three wins across their previous twelve A-League match-ups (W3 D4 L5), with the latest a damning 4-0 loss to a Melbourne Victory outfit resigned to finishing second from bottom with nothing other than pride to play for.

It meant a fifth defeat in eight A-League outings for last season’s Premiers (regular season champions), whose only two wins in the last nine came against sides currently in ninth (Western Sydney; 1-3) and eleventh (Central Coast; 1-0). Furthermore, since returning from an enforced break, Perth Glory’s five matches have returned only six of a possible fifteen points (W2 L3) whilst averaging four goals-per-game.


Western United & BOTH TO SCORE



Western United Preview – Is there any team in better form right now?

A first-ever appearance in the Final Series, in only their first-ever season competing in Australia’s A-League, awaits for Western United (7th – W10 D3 L10) provided they can see out their remaining commitments in a similar manner to that which has seen them register four wins across their last five league fixtures either side of the enforced break. Their Final Series fate, therefore, rests solely in their own hands.

Needing to make up ground on both Adelaide United (35 points in 6th) and Perth Glory (37 points in 5th), United (33 points) still have three more games to play, two more than their rivals, and so can climb above both with a strong finish. That does appear on the cards as well with Mark Rudan’s charges seemingly on the warpath, dropping just three of the last fifteen available points in their quest to secure a top-six finish.

The Western United manager was full of praise after Friday’s dramatic victory against Western Sydney withstanding a spirited comeback to clinch a 5-3 win. A fourth win in five, scoring eighteen goals in the process in a run which included similarly mammoth hauls versus Central Coast (6-2) and Adelaide United (1-5), as the team displayed no adverse effects from the 1-0 Newcastle Jets defeat sustained in their preceding fixture.

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Perth Glory Vs Western United Betting Advice

An even game ensued when these teams met earlier in the season, on matchday 2 in October. An early second-half lead for Western United cancelled out 14 minutes from the end in a 1-1 draw. On current form, Perth Glory have it all to do to claim a similar outcome, let alone record what would be a rare win, having endured more defeats since the restart (3) than victories (2).


Perth Glory Vs Western United – Key Facts

  • Since the restart, Perth Glory have managed two wins from five (L3) and conceded at least twice on three occasions.
  • Meanwhile, three post-restart fixtures have returned six points out of nine (W2 L1) for Western United, who have now won four of their last five, scoring five of more three times.
  • Just a second A-League meeting between the two clubs, with the first encounter ending honours even after a 1-1 draw at Western United’s GMHBA Stadium


Instead, preference goes to Western United. Their 5-3 win over Western Sydney last time out was rather nervy come the end, especially after leading 3-0, but it marked their fourth win in five. They’ve also been free-scoring on top of this. In fact, goals seem inevitable here. When combining the pair’s last ten A-League results, only two – one for each side – didn’t feature at least three match goals.

Best Betting Odds – Perth Glory Vs Western United

Perth Glory – 9/10 (BetVictor)
Draw – 11/4 (Bet365)
Western United – 10/3 (BetFred)