Perth Glory vs. Western United 3/23/20 Australian A-League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Perth Glory vs. Western United 3/23/20 Australian A-League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

3/23/20 6:30 am

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Perth Glory is welcoming Western United to HBF Park in round 24 of the Australian A-League.

Perth is in 5th place in the standings with 31 points and at least for now, Perth is in a playoff spot but if they don’t improve their form, Perth might lose the playoff spot really fast. Perth hasn’t won any of their last 4 A-League games, and their game in the AFC Champions League against FC Tokyo. In their last 4 games in the A-League, Perth has scored 4 goals, while conceding 6 goals. Overall, Perth is a solid team, probably one of the top four teams in the A-League. In their latest A-League match against Sydney FC on the road, Perth had 59% of ball possession, 9 corner kicks, 86% of the correct passes, and only 1 shot on goal. This match ended in a 0-0 draw. Fornaroli is the leading goal scorer for Perth with 12 goals, while Castro and Chianese added 4 goals each. Perth is a pretty well-balanced team and I’m confident they will get their spot in the playoffs, the only question is which one. Perth is too good of a team to be in this slump for much longer and expect this negative streak to end soon for Perth Glory.

Western United is an average team in the A-League and they are in 6th place in the standings with 27 points, the last place that leads to playoffs. Western United has 2 teams threatening them in 6th place, Adelaide United who has the same amount of points, and Western Sydney Wanderers who are 1 point away. Western United has won their last 2 A-League games in a good fashion with 11 scored goals, and 3 conceded goals. In their most recent A-League match against Adelaide United away from home, Western United had only 38% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 67% of correct passes. This was a curious match where Western United was under constant pressure and had very little possession, but somehow Western United was able to score 5 goals and to win this game 1-5, on the road I might add. Berisha has scored 14 times for Western United so far this season, while Diamanti added 5 goals. Western United’s record this season is 8-7-5 and they have actually won more points on the road than at home this season. With 34 scored goals, Western United is amongst the best offensive teams in the A-League. Their defense hasn’t been that good and consistent and Perth has conceded 28 goals so far. Western United will have a tough time keeping their playoff spot and this will an exciting battle until the end of the regular season.

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Perth and Western United have met only once and that game ended in a 1-1 draw. Both Perth and Western United are teams that are scoring a lot of goals and are still in danger of losing their spots in the playoffs which means both teams must go for a win and for that reason, I expect an exciting game with a lot of chances and goals.

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