2018-19 A-League: Week 18 Preview & Betting Tips

February 7th 2019, 3:55pm, By: Jake Smit

We’re coming off a terrific Week 17 of the 2018-19 A-League season where we went a perfect 3/3 with our betting tips. We kicked things off with Melbourne Victory getting the win over the Mariners ($1.60), before hitting on Perth Glory to beat Wellington Phoenix ($1.72), and Sydney FC defeating Melbourne City ($2).

We now turn our attention to the weekend ahead and look to keep the ball rolling with Week 18 in the A-League season. Good luck to everyone following our betting tips!

A-League Week 18 Betting Tips

Brisbane Roar vs Sydney FC (Friday 7:50pm AEDT)

First up in our plays for Week 18 features the clash between Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC on Friday night. This is the second meeting between these teams this season. Sydney won the first on their home deck 2-1 in late December.

Brisbane Roar are one of three teams that have been absolutely terrible this season. They’ve won just one of their 17 fixtures to date and have conceded a whopping 38 goals in the process. Roar are winless in their last 12 games in the league, picking up just three points during that stretch.

In contrast, Sydney FC have won eight of their last 10 games in the league and have picked up 27 points from a possible 33 over the past two months. They’re coming off a 2-0 win over City last time out, which keeps them right in the mix in third spot on the table.

We’re not sure how Sydney aren’t a helluva lot shorter here. The form of these two teams couldn’t be any different and we can only see this game going one way – a Sydney FC win.

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Central Coast Mariners (Saturday 5:35pm AEDT)

Our second play of the weekend comes from the Western Sydney Wanderers vs Central Coast Mariners fixture on Saturday. The Wanderers have won each of the last three meetings between these teams, with the last one being a 2-0 victory at home in December.

The Wanderers are the second of three teams that have been disgraceful this season. They’ve picked up just two points from their last 10 fixtures and are well and truly out of finals contention.

Likewise, the Mariners have been really poor this season. They’ve been glued to the bottom of the table since the get-go and have won just one game for the season.

It might sound stupid due to their record this season, but the Mariners are in better form coming into this one compared to the Wanderers. The Mariners have a win and a draw in their last five to go along with three one-goal losses. Meanwhile, the Wanderers are coming off an embarrassing 5-1 loss last time out. We see the Mariners Double Chance as good value here.

Melbourne Victory vs Perth Glory (Sunday 5pm AEDT)

Our final play from the weekend comes from the match of the round featuring Melbourne Victory vs Perth Glory. The first meeting this season ended in a 3-2 away win for Perth Glory back in October.

Melbourne Victory continue to pull out results in close games. Last time out it was a 3-2 away win against the Mariners and prior to that it was a 2-1 win against Sydney FC. They’re currently in second spot on the table and have locked in a finals spot.

Perth Glory also continue to tick over the win column. They continue to defy the odds and sit on top of the league table with just one loss to their name through 17 fixtures.

Both of these teams average over two goals and game and concede one goal a game. The last time they faced there were five goals. We can’t see anything but a high scoring affair again on Sunday night.

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