With 10 games played in the A-League, it remains Perth Glory who sit top of the table, with a 3 point lead over the likes of Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC in hot pursuit. 2019 promises to be a fascinating year for Australian football as the A-League continues to deliver high octane action. At the bottom of the pile Central Coast Mariners remain the only side without a win in the division whilst Brisbane Roar continue to make life tough for themselves.
Game week 11 will be a test of endeavour with many sides playing three or four times over the festive period and squad depths will be pushed to the maximum.
Here are our picks for the eleventh round of fixtures the A-League:
6:50pm Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners – Jubilee Oval
Sydney FC ($1.3)
Central Coast Mariners ($11)
Sydney FC welcome lowly Central Coast Mariners to the Jubilee Oval to kick off game week 11, with Steve Corica’s side in fine form of late. Three wins on the spin (including a gutsy 2-1 win at Perth Glory) have propelled them up to 3rd in the table – only three points behind the Glory. Adam Le Fondre is beginning to put a run of form together for Sydney which will worry many of the teams around them in the Championship push. Central Coast are the only side without a win in the A-League currently and have suffered greatly over the festive period – epitomised by a 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Perth Glory. Whilst they have time on their side to turn things around, things are looking bleak for the Mariners currently – 4 points adrift at the bottom of the table. Sydney are in good form of late and should have absolutely no issues seeing off Central Coast here.
Betting tip: Sydney FC to win the match to nil ($2.1) – BET NOW
Sydney FC to win 3-0
4:35pm Adelaide United vs Wellington Phoenix – Coopers Stadium
Adelaide United ($1.88)
Wellington Phoenix ($4.3)
Two sides locked in mid table face off on Saturday with Wellington travelling to Adelaide in what promises to be an entertaining fixture. Both sides have 15 points from their opening 10 games and with identical records in terms of games played and goals scored, there shouldn’t be much to split these two sides. Adelaide have impressed this season in the league and put in an impressive performance last time out to win at Newcastle Jets. Pre-season relegation favourites Wellington Phoenix will look to continue to defy early season calculations and their latest draw on the road at Melbourne Victory, is perhaps the biggest indicator yet of just how far this team have come. With nothing to split these two teams on paper and in the league table, a draw looks inevitable at Coopers Stadium.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.85) – BET NOW
6:50pmWestern Sydney Warriors vs Melbourne Victory – ANZ Stadium
Western Sydney Warriors ($3.3)
Melbourne Victory ($2.16)
Having slipped up in the title race last time out, Melbourne Victory will be keen to get back to winning ways on the road at WSW. The Warriors find themselves 8th in the table and with only two wins to their name all season, they will be hoping to improve their fortunes quickly. They only have 9 points to their name and will be eager to bounce back from their defeat to Melbourne City last time out. Melbourne Victory have been pegged back in recent weeks at the hands of Melbourne City and Wellington Phoenix and Kevin Muscat will be eager to see a response from his men here – who sit 3 points behind Perth Glory. WSW have plenty of attacking tools that could hurt Melbourne Victory but with crucial points to play for at the top of the table, Victory should leave Sydney will all three points here.
Betting tip: Melbourne Victory to win the match and both teams to score ($4.4) – BET NOW
Melbourne Victory to win 2-1
4:00pm Melbourne City vs Newcastle Jets – AAMI Park
Melbourne City ($2.05)
Newcastle Jets ($3.7)
Having picked up 7 points from a possible 9 over the festive period, Melbourne City will be hoping to keep their impressive run of form going as they welcome Newcastle Jets to the AAMI. Warren Joyce’s City sit 6 points off the pace in the A-League but their recent form suggests they will be making a push in 2019 and they look to be finding their stride. Inconsistency is blighting the Newcastle Jets season, who find themselves in 7th place with 11 points from their opening 10 games played. Their defeat home to Adelaide last time out will have dented confidence in the camp and they will be eager to get back to winning ways here. Newcastle are a tricky team to break down but Melbourne City are showing signs of improvement of late and should pick up all three points in front of their home faithful.
Betting tip: Melbourne City to win the match and both teams to score ($3.5) – BET NOW
Melbourne City to win 2-1
6:00pm Brisbane Roar vs Perth Glory – Suncorp Stadium
Brisbane Roar ($2.85)
Perth Glory ($2.55)
Table topping Perth Glory travel to Brisbane in what promises to be a crucial game in their A-League title pursuit. Currently sat in 9th position and with one win to their name so far this season, Brisbane Roar will be fully aware of the need to start picking up points quickly and with 5 consecutive defeats to their name things are looking bleak for the Queenslanders currently. Glory have been the surprise package in the A-League this season and sit 3 points clear of the chasing pack and they showed real resolve to bounce back from their defeat to Sydney FC before Christmas to thump Central Coast last time out. Brisbane have really struggled this season and despite the obvious threats they pose in Adam Taggart, Perth Glory should have no problem on the road here.
Betting tip: Perth Glory to win the match and both teams to score ($4.15) – BET NOW
Perth Glory to win 3-1
A-League Week 11 multi bet:
We’re backing three results this week as a treble with a betting stake of $50:
Brisbane Roar vs Perth Glory – Perth Glory to win
Western Sydney Warriors vs Melbourne Victory – Melbourne Victory to win
Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners – Sydney FC to win
A $50 wager would pay out $358.02 if successful at the current odds – BET NOW