2020-21 A-League: Week 16 Preview & Betting Tips

April 8th 2021, 11:15am, By: SundayLeagueShark

A-League Week 16 Betting Tips

Another week, another round of A-League fixtures to look forward to! The action in Matchday 16 gets underway on Friday night with Macarthur taking on the Brisbane Roar from 7.05pm. As usual, we have broken down our three best bets for the week below.

A-League Matchday 16 Betting Tips

Macarthur FC vs Brisbane Roar

Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Friday 7.05pm (AEDT)

Macarthur will square off against the Brisbane Roar in the opening game of Matchday 16 on Friday night. Macarthur have won their last three games on the trot and jumped up into 2nd place on the A-League table behind only the Central Coast Mariners. Their last three wins have come over Western United, Wellington Phoenix and Perth Glory and they have conceded just one combined goal in those three games.

Brisbane went through a purple patch earlier in the season when they won four straight games but since then, they have failed to win a single game. Their last win was all the way back on the 21st of February and in that span they have drawn five and lost three games. They are still well and truly in contention for a top six spot, sitting in 7th place just five points behind a finals berth.

Have to like the look of Macarthur at home here. They are in some stellar form with the longest active winning stream in the A-League and in their only other meeting with Brisbane in their short history, they ran out 2-0 winners on the road. Back them to win here.

Sydney FC vs Melbourne City FC

Leichhardt Oval, Saturday 5.05pm (AEDT)

Sydney FC had a good win over Melbourne Victory on the weekend and backed it up with a 1-0 win over Perth Glory on Wednesday night. Melbourne City also had a midweek game so both teams will likely be pretty fatigued come Saturday as they play their third game in less than a week, but at the very least, it should be a level playing field for two of the best teams in the league.

The two sides met once earlier this season and Melbourne City were 3-2 winners at home. This clash will be up in NSW, where Sydney FC have not lost to Melbourne City since all the way back in 2019. Melbourne City had their six game winning streak snapped by Western United on the weekend, dropping to fourth on the A-League table in the process.

I think Melbourne City represent good value on the road. Melbourne City bounced back strongly after their loss to Western United on Thursday night last week with a 3-2 win over Wellington and they seemed to have Sydney’s measure when they met earlier in the season.

Adelaide United vs Western Sydney Wanderers

Hindmarsh Stadium, Saturday 7.10pm (AEDT)

The Western Sydney Wanderers also had a midweek game to play this week, so they too will come into this game with it being their third in under a week. The Wanderers won three straight games through March but since then they have been smashed 4-1 by Melbourne City and drawn 1-1 with the Brisbane Roar on the weekend. The secured a 2-2 draw with the top of the table Central Coast Mariners on Tuesday night, which is a decent bounce back to form.  

Adelaide United had won six straight games before their streak was snapped by the top of the table Central Coast Mariners on the weekend. They went down 2-1 away from home and will be desperate to bounce back against the Wanderers. Adelaide don’t have a midweek fixture to play and they are at home for this clash, two massive advantages.

Can’t look past the fact that Adelaide will likely be fresh as a daisy here and Western Sydney will be on the road playing their third game in a week. Back Adelaide to win this one comfortably.


2020-21 NBA Betting Tips: Sunday 11th April

The exciting NBA season continues on Sunday with another juicy seven-game slate. Catch our best spread and player prop bets for the value games right here! read more

2021 AFL Round 4: Melbourne vs Geelong Preview & Betting Tips

Round 4 of the 2021 AFL season continues on Sunday with three games on the cards. Here, we take a look at the second game of the day which sees Melbourne host Geelong at the MCG. Catch our match prediction and player props for this huge clash right here! read more

2021 AFL Round 4: Fremantle vs Hawthorn Preview & Betting Tips

We look to round out out the third week of the 2021 AFL season with a clash over in the West, with Fremantle hosting Hawthorn. Both sides will be desperate to get their second win of the season in what looks to be a closely fought match. read more

2021 AFL Round 4: North Melbourne vs Adelaide Preview & Betting Tips

After an embarrassing performance on Good Friday, North Melbourne get an opportunity to redeem themselves when they host Adelaide on Sunday afternoon at Marvel Stadium. We have a dedicated preview and betting tips for the clash here read more


Best Australian Sports Betting Sites

The best Australian sports betting sites ensure safe and successful online betting for punters. Here's our list of the best sports betting options in Australia. read more

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


2021 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 3

The extended weekend of football over the Easter weekend brought some entertaining matches and some surprise results with Sydney and Melbourne both undefeated after three rounds of action. Check out who the star performers were with our Round 3 Brownlow vote predictions. read more

2021 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 2

Round 2 of the 2021 AFL season produced a couple of thrilling finishes and the cream is rising to the top early on the Brownlow Medal leaderboard. Check out our analysis and Brownlow vote predictions for Round 2 of the season here. read more

2021 AFL Brownlow Medal Votes Round 1

The first round of the 2021 AFL season is in the books with some stellar performances to start the season which will be sure to attract the eye of the umpires. Who will get the Round 1 Brownlow votes? Every week we'll have analysis and Brownlow vote predictions for every match of the 2021 season. read more

2021 Brownlow Medal Leaderboard

Once again the BYB team are bringing you comprehensive coverage of the 2021 Brownlow Medal, with round-by-round analysis and Brownlow vote predictions for every match, as well as our 2021 Brownlow Medal Leaderboard tracker. Click here for access to our Brownlow Medal content for free! read more