2018-19 A-League: Grand Final Preview & Betting Tips

May 17th 2019, 7:47pm, By: Jake Smit

After a season full of upsets and memorable moments, we’re now approaching the Grand Finalof the 2018-19 A-League!A tough semi-final round unfortunately saw us go 0/2 in our best bets, putting a dint in what has otherwise been a really successful season for us and our followers. We now turn our attention to the final day of the season and preview the big fixture and provide our best bet! As always, good luck to everyone following!

A-League Grand Final Betting Tips

Perth Glory vs Sydney FC

Sunday 19th of May 6:30PM (AEST), Optus Stadium

Fans of both Perth Glory and Sydney FC have gotten what they deserve this season, with their two sides finishing first and second on the ladder and going on to make it to the Grand Final. They’ve been the best of the bunch all season and now get the chance to write their names in history when they meet at the beautiful Optus Stadium in Perth on Sunday night!

Perth Glory

Perth Glory have quite clearly been the best team all year and finished on top of the ladder by eight points with just three losses from their 27 fixtures. However, the week off that they earned was nearly their undoing in their semi-final clash with Adelaide, where they would scrape through via a penalty shootout! It was a thrilling match with great play from both sides and one that Perth should consider themselves lucky to get out of.

Sydney FC

Sydney FC put together yet another terrific season where they would finish second on the ladder, only bettered by the top of the table Glory. Their 16-4-7 record didn’t quite reach the heights of their 2017-18 campaign, although they have a chance to go one step further this season as they play their part in the Grand Final for the second consecutive year and look for their fourth title all-time. Sydney look to be peaking at the right time this year and come into this after their 6-1 thrashing of rivals Melbourne Victory in the semi-finals.

Head-to-head

Interestingly, Perth Glory only lost three games this season, but two of those losses came at the hands of Sydney FC. In fact, the Sky Blues have defeated Glory in four of their last five meetings, outscoring them 13 goals to six in the process. While we appreciated Glory are a far better team this year than they’ve been in the past, the 2-1 H2H season record Sydney have over them would surely be in their minds ahead of this huge clash.

Prediction

We really couldn’t ask for more as fans of soccer in Australia with the two best teams going head-to-head in the Grand Final at the tremendous new Optus Stadium in Perth. We expect it to be a really competitive clash with the potential to be high-scoring, as both teams have been finding the back of the net with ease of late. However, there can only be one team that lifts the trophy at the end of the day, and we believe it’ll be Sydney FC in an upset. Sydney are three-time champions and one-time runners up in the A-League, while Perth are 0/1 in Grand Final appearances. All things considered, we expect experience to play a big part in crowning Sydney FC the champions of the 2018-19 season.

 

TIPS

Esports Betting Tips: Thursday, July 9th

Our esports expert Michael Lee is back on deck today to preview a big night in esports platforms across the globe. Today he focuses in on the DPL-CDA Professional League Season 2 and the LPL 2020 Summer for the Thursday night action. read more

AFL Round 6: Collingwood vs Hawthorn Preview & Betting Tips

Collingwood will square off against Hawthorn in the Friday night fixture in Round 6 of the AFL season! We are back with a full preview and betting tips for the clash courtesy of PuntinInDanger HERE! read more

Horse Racing Tips: Thursday, July 9th

Luke Krahe is back this Thursday to take a look at some of the key races of the day at both Sale and Kembla Grange. Check out his best racing bets for the day here. read more

Super Rugby AU: Round 2 Preview & Betting Tips

The Australian Super Rugby season continues this weekend with Round 2 set to kick off on Friday night! We have you covered with a full preview and betting tips for both games courtesy of matta91 here! read more

ARTICLES

Performance Ratings & Pricing with Julian Vallance with Sportsbet

Julian Vallance from Sportsbet takes us through some of the key factors which he uses with pricing upcoming horse races such as performance ratings. Check out his video from Sportsbet here. read more


What is Over-Round and How do Sportsbooks Make Money?

Over-Round is an important concept for both punters and sportsbooks. It's how Australian sportsbooks make money! All punters should understand over-round, how to spot it, and how to find better value on the Betfair Exchange. read more


Betfair Commissions and Charges

Ever wondered why you can get such great odds at Betfair in comparison to other online bookmakers? We break down why that is the case and why Betfair isn't just for professional punters here read more


What is Lay Betting?

Lay betting is when you’re betting against an event to occur. You’re betting that a horse won’t win a race, a team won’t win a match or your player will lose to their opponent. Find out more about lay betting at Betfair right here. read more


BLOGS

2020 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 5

Lachie Neale and Dylan Shiel are the firmers in the 2020 Brownlow betting markets while rising star Matthew Rowell has crashed out of contention after a severe shoulder injury set back his 2020 season. Let's take a look at each match from Round 5 with our Brownlow vote predictions! read more


2020 AFL Round 6 Odds

Round 6 of the AFL season gets underway on Thursday night with a blockbuster between the Cats and the Lions from the SCG! As usual, we have all of the odds for the weekend's action courtesy of our friends at Sportsbet. read more


AFL Announces Round 6 & 7 Fixture

With Victoria recently suffering another surge in COVID-19 cases, the AFL has had to restructure the next few rounds of the season. They have officially released the fixture for both Rounds 6 & 7, which can be viewed in full right here read more


2020 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 4

A full round of nine matches are in the books for Round 4 of what has been a crazy 2020 AFL season. Here's our break down of each match and our Round 4 Brownlow vote predictions, as well as a couple of Brownlow betting tips. read more


PlayUp