The 2019-20 Hyundai A-League season is finally winding down with their now being just a few more weeks and 13 total games left in the home and away season. The action continues on Monday night and throughout the week and we have you covered with a full preview and betting tips for Monday through Wednesday’s games below.
Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Monday August 3rd 7.30pm (AEST)
The end of the season can’t come soon enough for the Melbourne Victory. They currently sit in second last place on the ladder, with the only team below them being their opponents on Monday night in the Central Coast Mariners. The Victory have lost their two games since the season restarted, a 2-1 loss to Western United and a 2-1 loss to Brisbane Road.
Central Coast have been a little more impressive in their restart, but not my much. They lost their opening game 1-0 to Perth Glory and have since gone on to draw their next two matchups against Newcastle and Western United. This will be the last game of the season for the Mariners, so there’s no doubt they’ll be looking to finish the year on a high, despite being locked to the bottom of the ladder.
Tough game to call here between two really out of form teams. The Mariners defeated tMelbourne Victory 3-2 in their most recent clash in the A-League and can secure back to back wins against them for the first time since 2013 on Monday night. They start as massive underdogs here and represent great value for the double chance.
Bankwest Stadium, Tuesday August 4th 7.30pm (AEST)
The Western Sydney Wanderers still have a chance to jump into the top six on the A-League table and play finals this season. They will need to win at least two of their remaining three matchups, while winning all three would give them a great chance to do so. They have been pretty solid since the season returned, drawing 1-1 with the Mariners away from home before beating the 3rd placed Wellington Phoenix 1-0 at home.
The same can’t be said for Perth Glory, who beat out the Mariners in their first game back but have since gone on to lose to Wellington and Adelaide, the latter of which being a game where they conceded a whopping five goals, the most of any team since the restart.
Perth have won their last two against the Wanderers but we are once again going with the underdog here. Western Sydney look to be in better form at the moment and Perth Glory have really struggled away from their sanctuary that is HBF Park this season. Back the Wanderers with a draw no bet insurance here.
Hunter Stadium, Wednesday August 5th 6pm (AEST)
The Wellington Phoenix have already locked up a spot in the top six but will be looking to end the regular season on high note with their last two games coming against the Roar on Wednesday night and the Jets next Thursday night. They have played four games since the season restarted, maintaining a 1-1-2 record and will be desperate to get back on the winners list Wednesday night after a loss to the Wanderers in their last game.
The Roar have played just the two games since the restart, losing to Adelaide in their opening matchup before bouncing back with a good win over the Melbourne Victory last Wednesday night. They currently sit in fourth place on the A-League table and won more win from their remaining two games would ensure a finals berth.
Wellington start as slight favourites here but we are finding it tough to get a read on this one. If anything we are leaning slightly towards the underdogs but we think these two teams are very evenly matched. Both have a lot to play for as well, as seeding within the top six starts to become important. Back a low scoring draw here.
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