A-League Best Bets & Preview - Round 6
Round 6 of the A-League and we have a huge $240 five-leg multi coming your way!
Adelaide United vs. Brisbane Roar – Friday 7:50pm – Coopers Stadium
A tight contest to kick things off in Round 6.
Brisbane isn’t a bad bet here considering Adelaide is yet to win at home this season. The Roar have been okay and probably a bit better than their record reads, with their only loss coming against Perth and that has proven to be excellent form.
We like the visitors here but the best bet is probably the Double Chance of Roar or Draw.
Another bet we like is for Adam Taggart to score. The Brisbane hitman is loving life in the Sunshine State and has racked up five goals this season and is currently on a three-game scoring run.
Central Coast Mariners vs. Sydney FC – Saturday 5:35pm – Central Coast Stadium
When will the Mariners finally win a game?
We can’t see it being this week against a Sydney FC side that is smarting off the epic Big Blue loss to Melbourne Victory on Sunday. The Sky Blues have dominated this fixture over the past five seasons, winning four and drawing one of their past six clashes against the Mariners in more recent times.
Mike Mulvey’s men have to come back from a road trip to Perth where they had their hearts shattered by an injury-time goal to Chris Ikonomidis. That will probably have taken too much of a toll on them for this one.
Melbourne Victory vs. Western Sydney Wanderers – Saturday 7:05pm – Marvel Stadium
Kevin Muscat’s side is now hitting their straps and look a good bet in this.
Melbourne Victory comes into this contest off the back of three straight wins and all the recent history between the sides indicates they will be claiming all three points.
The Wanderers haven’t beaten Victory in their past eight clashes and what’s worse is the fact they have consistently leaked goals against the current A-league champions. Victory have won four of the past six games between the sides and have put a minimum three goals past the Red and Black defence in those matches.
In the past two years, Melbourne Victory has beaten Western Sydney by an accumulated score of 13-2. Enough said!
Wellington Phoenix vs. Perth Glory – Sunday 5:00pm – Westpac Stadium
Things don’t get any easier for the struggling Phoenix when they host league leaders Perth on Sunday afternoon.
Mark Rudan’s side has dropped three straight games but more alarming is the fact they have only scored once in their past four matches. They will need to improve on that significantly if they are to try and match the best-attacking team in the competition.
Perth pulled it out of the fire last week against the Mariners thanks to a Chris Ikonomidis goal in injury time to claim a 3-2 win. They are the only remaining team in the competition yet to lose a match.
Although Tony Popovic’s men are flying high at the top of the table, they will need to arrest a worrying trend if they are to get the cash in this one. They haven’t left New Zealand with all three points in their past three visits to the Shaky Isles.
Melbourne City vs, Newcastle Jets – Sunday 7:00pm – AAMI Park
This is probably the hardest game of the round to pick.
Both sides aren’t going all that great although Newcastle will have a bit of confidence now that they’ve broken their duck egg. City looked flat and disorganized in their loss to Brisbane last week after Bruno Fornaroli was left out of the squad completely.
He will need to return to the fold if City is a chance.
Newcastle is our selection here but not with a great of confidence. They have struggled against City of late, losing four of six clashes, but they have shown enough in defence of late to suggest they will be difficult to break down.
With City’s two losses seeing them held scoreless on both occasions, we are leaning to a Newcastle 1-0 result to round out the weekend.