Phoenix can seal play-off spot with draw or better in final A-League fixture

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The Wellington Phoenix can secure a top six men’s A-League play-off spot with a win or draw against bottom-placed Macarthur on Saturday.

But if they lose, fans of the Nix will face an agonising wait for results involving Perth Glory, Newcastle Jets and Western United, all of whom could get past the Wellington side with wins and a better goal difference.

Melbourne City have the top spot wrapped up but there’s still plenty to play for as clubs enter the 26th and final round of the isuzu-UTE’s regular fixture schedule.

Macarthur will host the Phoenix knowing a win gives them the chance to dodge the wooden spoon, providing Brisbane Roar don’t beat Melbourne Victory later on Saturday night.

Main photo: Wellington Phoenix … their fate is in their own hands.Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Here’s how the last weekend of the regular season stacks up:


Round 26 of the isuzu-UTE men’s A-League

Games to be played Friday April 28, 2023

Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners
Kick-off 9.45pm (NZT)

Melbourne City v Western Sydney Wanderers
Kick-off 9.45pm (NZT)

Games to be played on Saturday April 29, 2023

Macarthur v Wellington Phoenix
Kick-off 7pm (NZT)

Sydney v Newcastle Jets
Kick-off 7pm (NZT)

Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar
Kick-off 9.45pm (NZT)

Game to be played on Sunday April 30, 2023

Perth Glory v Western United
Kick-off 12am (NZT)


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