A-League Best Bets & Multi - Round 3
Glory Glory to Poppa’s men
Melbourne City vs. Sydney FC – Friday 7:50pm – AAMI PARK
The Sky Blues are backing up after the FFA Cup final on Tuesday night, so this clash is a test of their depth and recovery in a short turnaround.
Warren Joyce’s men are coming off a 1-1 draw with the Mariners so they’re keen to put goals away and take advantage of Sydney FC’s fatigue.
Draws are popular this season with six stalemates over the first two rounds, two of them on Friday nights! So there’s value for money in sharing the spoils. No doubt Steve Corica would be pleased with a well-earned point away from home after playing a Cup final just three days prior.
Taking all that into account, a draw should whet your appetite.
Wellington Phoenix vs. Western Sydney Wanderers – Saturday 5:35pm – Westpac Stadium
The Wanderers are still itching after a Sydney Derby loss and their coach Markus Babbel will not be on the sidelines barking instructions due to a suspension.
Meanwhile, Phoenix star Steven Taylor is still burning after missing a sitter in their 0-0 draw with Brisbane. Wellington is at home and has been impressive so far and with such stubborn defence, there’s value in the Phoenix.
Roy Krishna and Sarpeet Singh are good for goals in front of the Nix faithful, so expect one or both to make their way onto the score sheet.
Newcastle Jets vs. Melbourne Victory – Saturday 7:50pm – McDonald Jones Stadium
Ah, the Grand Final replay - value, value, value!
Melbourne Victory is coming off a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Perth Glory and Kevin Muscat does not like back-to-back defeats.
Newcastle, on the other hand, are at home, keen to exact revenge on last season’s GF loss thanks to the V-A-R, and they have a South American striker who knows how to find the back of the net.
All things considered, Ronnie Vargas for a goal is a solid investment plus Victory marquee Keisuke Honda for a goal and/or assist. These are the go-to men!
Perth Glory vs. Brisbane Roar – Saturday 10:00pm (AEDT) – NIB Stadium
Late night kick-off in the wild, wild West. So much value…now we are talking!
Goal-sneak Adam Taggart up against the team he walked out on. Bank on Taggart to hit the target in this clash.
Tony Popovic’s revival of the Perth Glory is the talk of the town and they stunned Melbourne Victory last weekend.
The bets that we like here are Perth Glory to win comfortably at home along with Andy Keogh and/or Adam Taggart to bag a goal.
Central Coast Mariners vs, Adelaide United – Sunday 5:00pm – Central Coast Stadium
Marco Kurz’s men have a neat turnaround after playing in the FFA Cup final on Tuesday night – plenty of time for travel and recovery.
The Mariners and the Reds are still searching for their first A-League wins this campaign, so expect a win and loss here, not a draw, with both sides sick of sharing the spoils.
Ross “The Boss” McCormack is finding his feet again in the A-League so we are banking on a goal or assist from the former Aston Villa sharpshooter.
Adelaide is still without an out-and-out striker so goals aren’t pouring in for the Reds. Back the Mariners to wow the crowds, the sauce bottles and Usain Bolt who will all be in attendance for Mike Mulvey’s first ‘W’ of the season.