As they begin their two-game away trip with the third Distance Derby of the season this weekend, Perth Glory appear to be a settled and confident side.

Having lost once in their past ten outings, Perth (other than Sydney FC of course) are the form team of the competition. With battlers Wellington Phoenix waiting at QBE Stadium, here are four reasons Perth Glory will topple the ‘Nix this weekend.

1. Perth have won the last four meetings against Wellington

Perth Glory are currently on a four game winning streak against Wellington that stretches back into season 2015/2016. The Glory got better of Phoenix on both occasions last season and have repeated that feat this campaign, winning both Distance Derbies at NIB Stadium. Perth will need to be wary of the in form Kosta Barbarouses, but should have enough firepower with Chris Harold, Adam Taggart and Andy Keogh to get over the line.

2. Perth’s squad is the most settled it has been all season

It makes a big difference when players are settled and fewer changes are being made every week. Kenny Lowe chopped and changed his side earlier in the season in search of results, however the consistent changes became an issue for the Glory as players were lacking continuity in game time. Lowe and Rhys Williams have seemingly moved on from their early season drama, which is having an increasingly positive affect on the team.

3. Adam Taggart is back to his best

Adam Taggart is no stranger to success in the A-League having won the golden boot with Newcastle Jets in season 2013/2014. The ex-Jets man has bagged 10 goals this season and is looking more and more threatening every week. Kenny Lowe cited Taggart’s improved fitness as the reason for his success for Perth and if the ex-Socceroo can score his 11th goal this weekend, it will go a long way to Perth taking the three points from the ‘Nix.

4. Diego Castro

That’s all that needs to be said, right?

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Football lover so feeling lucky to be following Perth Glory for season 16/17.