FFA CUP PREVIEW – WSW VS NIX

FFA CUP PREVIEW – WSW VS NIX

FFA cup action returns for the Wanderers against an under-strength Wellington side missing many of its stars from the previous season. This will be the first competitive match for both teams since the conclusion of last season. In the same fixture last year, the Wanderers came from 2-0 down to beat the Phoenix 3-2 with Lachlan Scott scoring a double on debut.

History
Played 15 times/ WSW 7 Wins, NIX 5 Wins, 3 Draws.
Last 5 fixtures
WSW 3- NIX 1 ( round 23, 16/17)
WSW 3- NIX 1 (round 18, 16/17)
WSW 2- NIX 2 (round 11, 16/17)
WSW 3- NIX 2 ( FFA cup round of 32)
WSW 2- NIX 0 ( round 27 15/16)

Key battle
Roly Bonevacia vs Vince Lia

Bonevacia will be playing against his former teammates for the first time and fireworks are to be expected. Lia will have his hands full with the ever present Roly and whoever comes out on top will dictate the terms of the game in the midfield.

Prediction
WSW 2- NIX 0

Based off current squads the Wanderers look much more dangerous and have had more time in pre-season due to their friendly against Arsenal. Campelltown has been relatively kind to the Wanderers apart from their most recent ACL campaign, having recorded 4 wins from 6. Also, Wanderers are undefeated in the last 5 games against the Phoenix, winning 4 of them and scoring plenty of goals.