Really solid week for our A-League followers on Match Day 23 as we hit on two of our three recommended bets. We kicked things off Sydney FC and Over 2.5 Goals getting up against Brisbane Roar at nice odds ($2.10), before finding another winner in Wellington Phoenix to beat the Newcastle Jets ($2.22). The perfect weekend eluded us however, as Perth Glory suffered their second loss of the season when they were defeated by Melbourne Victory on Saturday night.
We now shift our focus to the upcoming Match day 24 of the 2018-19 Hyundai A-League seasonwhich begins on Friday night with Melbourne City hosting Brisbane Roar. Check out our preview and prediction for that game and two of the other big fixtures below and as always, good luck to everyone following!
First up for the round we look at the Friday night fixture between Melbourne City and Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park in Melbourne. This will be the third and final meeting between these teams this season. The first two have each been won by the home team.
Melbourne City had a disastrous return from the international break, losing 3-0 to a poor Wanderers outfit last weekend. This result came after clearly their best win of the season against Sydney FC the round prior, which has left them in a dangerous position on the league table (currently 6th) with a handful of games remaining.
Brisbane Roar were subject to yet another defeat in their return to action last weekend. The 3-1 home loss to Sydney FC was their third consecutive defeat and the fourth from their past five games. They remain in second last position on the table with just 15 points from 23 games this season.
Despite the disappointing performance of City last weekend, the stakes are just too high for them not to bounce back. They’ve got a perfect opportunity to sure up a finals spot this weekend and we’ll back them in to do exactly that.
Second up for Match Day 24 we’ve taken a keen interest in the blockbuster fixture that has Sydney FC set to do battle with Melbourne Victory at the SCG. Melbourne Victory have won the last three meetings between these teams, will this be time Sydney finally get their revenge?
Sydney FC bounced back from a shock loss to Melbourne City with a professional 3-1 job over Brisbane Roar last weekend. Those three points keep them in the hunt for top spot with four games remaining, especially with Perth Glory stumbling last weekend.
Melbourne Victory recorded their best win of the season against the aforementioned Perth Glory last weekend. Despite being beat in most key statistical areas, they simply found the back of the net when their opposition could not. Like Sydney, Victory remain a slight chance of top spot if results go their way in the remaining fixtures.
Victory have had the wood over Sydney in their last couple of meetings, but the Sky Blues get the home ground advantage in this one. At $2, we see value in them turning the corner here.
The third and final game we’re confident in recommending a play on is the Central Coast Marines vs Perth Glory fixture. Glory have won both games against the Mariners this season and will be looking to complete the sweep on Sunday at Bluetongue Stadium.
No surprises last weekend as the Mariners suffered another loss, this time away to Adelaide United. It’s just been a horrific campaign for their club with just two wins and 10 points from 23 fixtures to date.
On the other hand, Perth Glory have had a dream campaign so far, although they did suffer their second loss of the season last weekend at home to Melbourne Victory. Despite that result, I thought they still played at their usual high quality and were just unlucky with a couple of 50/50s that didn’t go their way.
This fixture looms as a big one for Perth Glory. They can just about cement their position at the top of the table with a win, which we’re comfortable backing them in to do.
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