Who will be crowned minor premier? Who will make finals? Who will be the heartbreak stories? We are very close to finding out. The A-League regular season has entered its final fortnight and there is a busy weekend of fixtures ahead this weekend.
Check out our ‘Matchday 25’ preview and A-League betting tips below and remember to head to our Soccer Tips page for regular updates on the EPL and Champions League as well.
A-League Round 25 Betting Tips
Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix
Friday 29th April, 7.45pm (AEDT)
Both these sides look set to play finals, with the Victory a premiership fancy.
The Melbourne side have been very impressive all season, losing the equal least number of matches (4).
On the other hand, Wellington have been all or nothing, registering the least draws in the competition.
The recent form of both clubs backs up those season trends.
Interestingly, the home team has won the last five encounters between these two sides, and with both safe in the top six I can see that being the case here.
Adelaide United vs Brisbane Roar
Saturday 30th April, 7.45pm (AEDT)
Adelaide have put together three wins on the trot to sit comfortably in fourth place, while Brisbane will end their season down at the foot of the table, besting only the woeful Perth Glory.
As well as having form on their side, Adelaide is unbeaten against Brisbane in the last four meetings between the clubs. Even more impressive is the fact that two of those victories have come away from United’s home turf.
I don’t doubt that Brisbane will put up a fight here, but they have nothing to play for and Adelaide are on a roll.
Macarthur vs Newcastle Jets
Sunday 1st May, 4.05pm (AEDT)
Newcastle have fallen away badly to be out of the finals running, while Macarthur are sitting on the brink with just a couple of matches remaining.
Therefore, on motivation Macarthur should have more to give here. A home ground advantage is also welcome.
Furthermore, Macarthur have never lost to Newcastle in four A-League encounters, winning two and drawing the rest.
As such, I can’t see Newcastle overcoming a three-match losing streak to put a line through the Bulls season in this one.