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.