Things are getting tight at the top of the A-League table with the three Melbourne teams battling it out for bragging rights. The next few days pose a massive opportunity for the original Melbourne team, Melbourne Victory, to put forward their case with two matches scheduled for them away from home.
Check out our ‘Matchday 24’ preview and A-League betting tips below.
A-League Round 24 Betting Tips
Macarthur vs Melbourne Victory
Friday 22nd April, 7.45pm (AEST)
Macarthur will come up against a red hot Victory on Friday night, looking to atone for a loss to Western United earlier in the week.
The Bulls had plenty of ball in that game but a late red card hamstrung them badly, so expect them to come out strong as they push for a finals berth.
Victory, on the other hand, now have their sights set on top spot after gathering 13 points in 5 matches. They have had no issues with beating teams away from home recently, dispatching of both Newcastle and Perth.
Last time these teams met Melbourne took the points in a canter, but I think this will be a more closely fought affair. Back the draw for great value.
Adelaide United vs Perth Glory
Sunday 24th April, 5.05pm (AEST)
Another week, another loss from Perth and things are starting to look really dire.
The odds for their opposition to win are shortening by the week and it’s getting to the point where value is lacking.
Adelaide, with two wins on the trot against strong opposition, should comfortably get the chocolates here.
As such, perhaps it’s worth looking at United in the handicap markets, after putting three in the net in their last start.
Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers
Sunday 24th April, 1.05pm (AEST)
Wellington let me down badly at home last week, losing 4-0 to Central Coast in a shock result.
On the other hand, Western Sydney took their first in a while against Newcastle during the week and will be looking to ride the momentum of that performance.
The Wanderers are still very much a club in recovery, but the prospect of travelling to the Phoenix fortress will not be as intimidating as usual given recent events.
These teams have been closely matched in recent times, suggesting a tight tussle.
However, I can’t see Wellington letting down their home fans twice in a row.