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Western United vs Western Sydney Wanderers Predictions & Tips - Berisha to star in high scoring affair

  • Western United vs Western Sydney Wanderers predictions for Friday’s match
  • The A-League game is being played at 7.10am GMT at Mars Stadium, Ballarat
  • I’m tipping BTTS and over 3.5 goals with Besart Berisha to score
  • Berisha has scored 5 goals in his last 3 matches
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Athos Sirianos 05 Mar 2021
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Western United vs Western Sydney Wanderers Predictions 

Western United have been scoring for fun in recent weeks with striker Besart Berisha returning to his best. The Wanderers have been dangerous in front of goal, I’m tipping BTTS and over 3.5 goals with value on Berisha scoring.

  • Western United have seen over 3.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (A-League).
  • Western United have seen BTTS in 5 of their last 6 A-League matches (A-League).
  • Besart Berisha has scored 5 goals in his last 3 matches (A-League).
  • Western Sydney have seen BTTS in 4 of their last 6 matches (A-League).

Head to Head

Western United have a 2-0 record over Western Sydney in the head-to-head with no draws in the two meetings. 

The two sides played out an eight goal thriller the last time they met. Western United came out 5-3 victors with ex-West Ham midfielder Alessandro Diamanti starring with a brace.

Western United Form

Western United have solidified themselves as the league’s entertainers. 

Following their 3-2 defeat against Central Coast, the green-and-black sent a strong message in a 4-1 win over Macarthur. Midfielder Iker Guarrotxena scored his first goal for the club, while Besart Berisha returned to form with a brace. 

Western backed this up with a thrilling 4-3 win against Melbourne Victory. Berisha’s second half brace saw Western lead 3-1 before centre back Tomislav Uskok’s sending off. 

With the score tied at 3-3, Spanish midfielder Victor Sanchez won the match in dramatic fashion with a 95th minute goal.

Western United Injuries & Team News

Western United will be without vice-captain Tomislav Uskok who will serve a one-match suspension. Right back Josh Risdon is still recovering from a fractured tibia, while fellow defender Brendan Hamill is doubtful with a foot injury. 

Midfielder Seb Pasquali will also remain sidelined as he recovers from a hip injury.

Berisha has returned to his devastating best with the Kosovan slotting five goals in his three matches – including two braces.

Western Sydney Wanderers Form

After a consistent start to the season the Wanderers have hit a roadblock in the last few weeks. 

For the first time this season Western Sydney suffered back-to-back losses. Despite staging a late comeback, it was too little too late as the Wanderers went down 3-2 to Adelaide at home. 

Striker Mitchell Duke scored his first goal on return while winger Bruce Kamau also contributed to the scoresheet. 

Sloppy turnovers then cost them in their next match against Melbourne City. The Wanderers went down 2-0 with City’s Jamie Maclaren netting a brace. 

Western Sydney Wanderers Injuries & Team News

Defender Tass Mourdourkoutas will miss with an ankle injury, while goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic remains unavailable as he recovers from a shoulder problem.

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Western United have scored eight goals in their last two matches and Besart Berisha has returned to form. The Wanderers are dangerous up front with BTTS, over 3.5 goals and Berisha backed in the A-League.

Best Bets: BTTS Yes BTTS @-175.44 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Anytime Goalscorer: Besart Berisha Anytime Goalscorer @-111.11 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Value Bet: Over 3.5 Goals Total Goals @175.00 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units
First Goalscorer: Besart Berisha First Goalscorer @333.00 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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