The Best of the Day preview slips one past the ‘keeper with A-League tips for a vital Friday night showdown between Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory.

A-League Tips – Western Sydney Wanderers V Perth Glory

19:05 (AEDT), Fri 19th Mar @ BankWest Stadium, Sydney

History: Played 25: Perth 10 V Western Sydney 8 (7 Draws)

Last meeting: August 4, 2020: Perth 3 d Western Sydney 1 at BankWest Stadium

Final thoughts: The Best of the Day preview breaks down the A-League Matchday 13 opener between high-flying Western Sydney Wanderers and a Perth Glory in desperate need of a win.

Western Sydney are second on the ladder with five wins and four draws from their 12 games.

After a two-game slide, they defeated Western United 1-0 away and outlasted Wellington in a 4-3 thriller at home.

Wanderers fought back from a deficit on three occasions against the Phoenix on Monday, finally taking their first lead courtesy of Kwame Yeboah’s 84th-minute goal.

Perth are ninth on the ladder, though they have played an A-League-low nine games. They have chalked up four wins and a draw to date.

But the Glory are on a three-game winless run, following up losses to Central Coast (2-1) and Wellington (3-0) with a draw against the Mariners.

The Glory were course for an important victory in the Gosford wet on Sunday but conceded a 90th-minute penalty for a 2-all result. Bruno Fornaroli did manage his fourth goal in five games, however.

The Glory are unbeaten in their last eight games against Wanderers, winning the last three straight.

Last season the Glory won 2-0 at home, and 1-0 and 3-1 in Sydney.

Perth boast one of the most potent offences in the A-League, but their propensity to leak goals – conceding at 2.2 per game, second-worst in the competition – is holding them back.

Western Sydney are the clear Best of the Day option to back at home on Friday night.

Tip: Result – Western Sydney @ $2.20