Round 22 Match Preview: WELvADL


Guillermo Amor and Craig Goodwin say Adelaide United won’t be taking the Phoenix lightly when the two sides meet on Saturday afternoon.

As the Reds come off a clinical 3-0 win against Brisbane last week, they will be seeking to extend their streak to a club record of 14 games and continue this form against Wellington Phoenix on Saturday.

However, United cannot rest easily, as they were unable to overcome the Phoenix during their last meeting at Westpac Stadium, but there is no fear as the red-hot form is still alight.

Heading into the match, Head Coach, Guillermo Amor, says he is confident in his players that they are prepared for another challenge against Wellington, and insisting that his players have their focus solely set on the match ahead. 

“The players are looking in good condition and we are prepared for the game against Wellington Phoenix tomorrow,” Amor said. “It will be a difficult game as always when we head over to Wellington.

“We had a fantastic win against Brisbane last week, which we are very happy about, but now it’s time to focus on Wellington and there is always something to work on as the football continues, it does not stop.

“Wellington can be very unpredictable and they will definitely be looking to get the three points, but we are prepared for this.

“It will be dangerous for us if we don’t put the work in and play our best game, they are a strong team with many experienced players.”

The Reds will take on Wellington Phoenix on Saturday afternoon.

Midfielder, Craig Goodwin, followed on from his Head Coach, agreeing that the Reds will give 100 per cent and confident in their abilities to go out there and play their best football for a win.

“We will just play our normal game as we always do, and be very compact defensively to stop Wellington’s strong attack,” Goodwin said. “And when we have possession, we have to keep it and get it to our creative players for them to create chances on goal.

“Learning under (Guillermo) Amor has been beneficial for us and our game, we know exactly how he wants us to play.

“I think we have grown as players and mentality wise, being in such good form at the moment and high in confidence, we have a really good chance tomorrow.

“We have proven we can beat the best, and hopefully we can continue that good form against Wellington.

“The team is looking in great condition, very confident and sharp on the training ground.

“We prepare for every game like it is a final, and this one is no different, so we will go out there a give it all we got.”

Adelaide United will face Wellington Phoenix in Round 22 of the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season on Saturday, 5 March at Westpac Stadium. Kick-off is at 4.45pm ACDT.

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