Heart stopper: Melb Heart Vs Phoenix
One of the key matches of round 12 of the A-League is undoubtedly the match between Melbourne Heart and the Wellington Phoenix.
The two teams occupy the last two positions on the ladder but the Phoenix come into this match following a win in their last match against Sydney FC.
Heart are still to taste a win this season and they are coming from a loss in the Melbourne derby where they lost 3-1.
This would be a winnable game to both teams and especially for Heart who are at home.
A win for Heart by at least a three goal margin will see them move off the foot of the table whilst a win for the Phoenix will still leave them second from last but more importantly they will move further away from the Heart and will be tied on points with Adelaide.
Here is some stats for the two teams so far this season:
|Melb Heart||Wellington Phoenix|
|Failed to score||5||3|
|Ave. goals scored||0.8||0.9|
|Ave. goals conceded||1.9||1.5|
|Biggest win||No win||Wellington Phoenix 1 - 0 Sydney|
|Biggest loss||Brisbane Roar 3 - 0 Melb Heart||Perth Glory 4 - 2 Wellington Phoenix|
|Scored 3 or more||1||0|
|Conceded 3 or more||4||2|
|Scored 5 or more||0||0|
|Conceded 5 or more||0||0|
|Ave. goals scored||1.2||0.7|
|Ave. goals conceded||2.2||0.8|
|Ave. goals scored||0.5||1.2|
|Ave. goals conceded||1.7||2.2|
|2010/11||7||Melbourne Heart||2||Wellington Phoenix||1|
|2010/11||10||Wellington Phoenix||2||Melbourne Heart||2|
|2010/11||15||Wellington Phoenix||2||Melbourne Heart||0|
|2011/12||9||Melbourne Heart||1||Wellington Phoenix||0|
|2011/12||17||Wellington Phoenix||3||Melbourne Heart||1|
|2011/12||23||Melbourne Heart||1||Wellington Phoenix||1|
|2012/13||2||Melbourne Heart||1||Wellington Phoenix||1|
|2012/13||13||Wellington Phoenix||3||Melbourne Heart||2|
|2012/13||23||Wellington Phoenix||1||Melbourne Heart||0|