Another profitable week in A-League betting tips last weekend as we hit on 2 of 3 bets to continue our hot string of form. Week 17 of the season gets underway this Thursday night with the Roar taking on the Glory. We take a look at the key games of the weekend’s action and give our tips below.
A-League Week 17 Betting Tips
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne Victory (Friday 7.50pm AEDT)
Melbourne bounced back after a disappointing loss to Wellington in Week 15 to beat the Perth Glory on Saturday. The win pushed them back into the top four with a 6-5-5 record on the season, but they still sit 10 points behind Newcastle in second place. With Sydney having all but wrapped up top spot on the table, the Victory will be hunting that 2nd place finish and the bye week in the first round of finals that comes with it.
The Wanderers played out yet another draw on the weekend, making it seven for the season, more than any other team. Their 4-7-4 record has them in sixth place on the table, three points clear of Perth. They’ll be hunting a third consecutive finals appearance, and their fifth in six years in the competition.
The Victory are undefeated in their last six games against the Wanderers, consisting of three wins and three draws. They have only been beaten in one of their last 12 games against Western Sydney, making for one of the more dominant stretches currently in the A-League. Decent odds for the Victory here given their strong record against WSW. We like them to earn the win away from home.
Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners (Saturday 7.50pm AEDT)
Sydney FC played out a 0-0 draw with Adelaide last weekend, but still remain atop the A-League table by six points from their nearest opponent. If not for Newcastle’s outstanding year so far, Sydney would once again be running away with the A-League season, much like they did last year. Their 12-3-1 record so far means they are 32-9-2 over the past two seasons, proving their utter dominance over the league.
The Mariners have had a tough A-League campaign so far this season, currently sitting 8th on the table with a 3-6-7 record. They are only four points outside of the top six so will certainly not be counting themselves out yet. Although an away game against Sydney will be a really tough test here.
Interestingly, the Mariners are the only team to beat Sydney this year, after they secured a 2-0 win back in November of last year. Before that, however, the Mariners hadn’t beaten Sydney FC in nine straight games. It’s hard to see the Sky Blues dropping one at home here, especially against a Mariners tea that has lost six of their last 10 games.
Melbourne City vs Adelaide United (Sunday 7pm AEDT)
After a disappointing loss to WSW a few weeks ago, Melbourne City are undefeated in their last three games after playing out a 2-2 draw at Central Coast last week. They’ll welcome the return to AAMI Park this Sunday night as they host Adelaide United. Ross McCormack continues to impress for City, scoring another goal against CCM on the weekend to move to 13 on the season.
Adelaide United currently sit 5th on the EPL table with a 6-4-6 record through their opening 16 games. They are six points clear of Perth Glory in 7th position, so are odds on to make their return to the finals after missing last season. Their ability to find the back of the net has been a bit of an issue with just 19 on the season, however, their defence has been pretty rock solid.
Tough game to call here as both teams have been in solid form of late. Melbourne City have won their last two games against Adelaide, with the last of them coming back in October of last year. None of the last four fixtures between the two clubs has resulted in more than three total goals, and with the Adelaide defence looking solid, we like the unders here.
_ _ _
Here are some great Australian sports betting sites where you can bet on a range of sports and racing markets!
SportsBet are Australia's largest sports betting site. They offer an enormous range of markets, industry-leading promotions and a fantastic first deposit bonus of up to $501 for new customers. They also have a brilliant promotion for the Australian Open tennis this January - if your head-to-head singles match bet goes 2 sets in front, you get paid out as a winner straight away! Click here to join Sportsbet today!
CrownBet are another excellent Australian sportsbook with a huge range of sports betting markets and promotions. For a limited time only, Before You Bet followers can enjoy an exclusive first deposit bonus of up to $500! This offer is for new customers only and is only available through the links/banners on this site. Click here to join CrownBet today!
One of Australia's emerging sportsbooks, TopBetta offer a great range of sports betting markets and promotions. The real point of difference for Topbetta is their fantasy betting tournaments where you can compete against other punters for a share of the tournament prize pool. New players can also enjoy a great $250 first deposit bonus to use on racing markets.
Palmerbet are an Australian-owned sportsbook that are growing in popularity. They present a solid range of sports betting markets and if you sign up through Before You Bet today you can score a massive $500 first deposit sign up bonus!
Make sure to read full terms and conditions of any betting promotion before placing any bets - bonuses may not be available to residents of all states.
Always Gamble Responsibly.
All eyes will be on the meeting at Caulfield this Saturday, October 20th, but Randwick hosts a nine-race card in Sydney too. Check out our preview and betting tips here! read more
SportChamps are hosting a massive $30,000 Guaranteed fantasy betting contest for Caulfield Cup Day for just a $50 entry fee. These contests are heaps of fun and there's plenty of cash to be won! Get a head start on your opponents with our best racing tips for the day. read more
The $5million G1 Caulfield Cup headlines a huge 10-race card at Caulfield this Saturday, October 20th, and we've got a comprehensive preview of the meeting here, including a runner-by-runner analsyis of the Cup! read more
The NBA season is off to a cracking start, as are our tips! We are 4-1 through two days of NBA betting so far and we'll look to improve this Saturday as we preview some of the key games of the day read more
Here's a run down of which Australian sports betting sites offer live streaming action of your favourite sports! read more
The best Australian sports betting sites insures safe and successful online betting for punters as well as offering the best betting options in Australia. read more
Spread betting has finally made it's way to Australia through new betting agency Pointsbet, we give you a quick guide to spread betting here. read more
With the phenomenon of eSports finally starting to take off in Australia, we thought we'd give you a quick 'how to' guide on betting on eSports in Australia! read more
Punters are struggling to determine a clear favourite for this Saturday's $13million TAB Everest after Tuesday's barrier draw. See all the market moves here! read more
With the 2018-19 NBA season just a week away, the folks at ClassicBet have broken down the odds for the Championship and asked the all important question 'can anyone beat the Warriors?' read more
2018 Brownlow Medal predictions are here as our AFL tipping experts offer round-by-round Brownlow votes, rolling leaderboard and vote trackers for the 2018 AFL season. read more
We could be set for an amazing Brownlow Medal count if our 2018 Brownlow vote predictions are on point. Find out who we gave votes to in Round 23 and what affect that has on the final leaderboard right here. read more