2018-19 A-League: Week 26 Preview & Betting Tips

April 17th 2019, 3:16pm, By: Jake Smit

It turned out to be a tough Match Day 25 for us with our 2018-19 A-League betting tips. It was upsets galore last weekend in what was a rare poor week for us. However, we’re confident we can bounce back this weekend with a big Match Day 26. Check out our best bets for the value games below and good luck to everyone following!

A-League Match Day 26 Betting Tips

Sydney FC vs Perth Glory (Thursday 7:50pm AEST)

First up we’re looking at the match of the round between Sydney FC and Perth Glory. This top of the table clash went in favour of Glory last time (3-1) but the Sky Blues will be looking to reverse the result at home on Thursday night.

Sydney FC are coming off a draw against the Wanderers in the Derby last weekend. They dominated the game at stages but eventually had to settle for a share of the points. That result has them in second spot on the table and two points clear of Melbourne Victory in third with two games remaining.

Perth Glory continued their dominant season with a 1-0 win at home to the Jets in their most recent fixture. It was their second consecutive win for a Glory unit that is sprinting toward the finish line. They’ve now wrapped up the minor premiership and can begin to look towards a well-earned finals campaign.

Both teams have had really strong seasons and are the likely title contenders. Sydney FC get the home ground advantage here but come up against a dominant Perth Glory outfit that has had terrific success on the road. It’s very hard to split them here, which is why we see tremendous value in the draw market.

Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory (Friday 7:50pm AEST)

Second up for the round we take a look at the Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory fixture. Adelaide got the better of Melbourne by two goals to nil in their most recent meeting and will be looking to build on that performance on Friday night.

Adelaide United are coming off a decent away draw to Melbourne City last time out in what turned out to be a finals clinching game. They’ve found some of their best form at the right time and look like a team that could cause and upset or two when the real stuff starts in a few of weeks.

Melbourne Victory weren’t all that convincing in their 2-1 win over the lowly Mariners last weekend. In their defence, they’ve had a lot of travel over the past couple of months with the Asian Champions League going on, so getting the three points is more than a pass mark. They’re now two points behind Sydney FC with two games remaining.

Melbourne Victory may have had a great road win against Sydney FC a couple of weeks ago, but we expect them to find it much tougher in Adelaide on Friday night. United are in the best form they’ve been in all season and need to continue to win to secure a home final.

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City (Sunday 5pm AEST)

The third and final game we’re keen to make a play on is Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City. Both teams are tied on 37 points at the moment and are officially in the finals, which should make this an intriguing encounter.

Wellington Phoenix suffered arguably their worst loss of the season last time out against a poor Brisbane Roar outfit. That is now their second loss in as many weeks as they limp towards the finals. Good news for them is the fact that they return to their home deck where they’ve won each of their last two games in impressive fashion.

Meanwhile, Melbourne City were unable to back up a big win against Brisbane Roar last time out where they drew at home with Adelaide United. It hasn’t been the easiest of seasons for City but they’ve locked in a finals spot and have proven to cause an upset or two on their day.

Although Phoenix have lost their last two, they now return home where they’ve taken care of business more times than not. We expect them to get the job done against a City team that are extremely inconsistent on the road.

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