Perth Glory v Western United
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
On Monday morning (GMT), Perth Glory host Western United at HBF Park, as both sides look to maintain their positions in the top-six of the A-League.
Perth Glory are fifth in the Australian top-flight table. However, Toni Popovic’s team head into this potentially vital clash on a poor recent run of form in the league. A 0-0 draw at leaders Sydney last time out was a creditable result, but it means that the home side has now failed to win in four A-League matches. The draw last time out ended a five-game league run without a clean sheet for Perth.
Despite their recent run of poor form in the Australian top-flight, Perth are still four points clear of seventh place Adelaide in the fight for the play-off spots.
Perth have been strong on home soil of late in the A-League, as they have won four of their last six home games. A 3-2 defeat against Melbourne City in their last home game ended a five-game unbeaten run on home soil.
Western United are clinging on to sixth-place, as they are level on points with seventh-place Adelaide United. A 5-1 away against their seventh-place rivals moved them into the all-important sixth place. The win over Adelaide means that the visitors have recorded back-to-back league wins, having scored 11 goals in the process.
The two wins ended a four-game winless run for Western United, which endangered their chances of finishing in the play-off spots.
Western United have won just one of their last five away games in the A-League. However, that one win in their last away game in the A-League was the extraordinary 5-1 win at Adelaide.