Western United remain the side to catch at the top of the A-League table and the fixtures are coming thick and fast for all those in the running for glory this term. Melbourne City and Adelaide United headline the list of sides in the chasing pack and with plenty of points still to be won this term, it promises to be a real battle to the finish this season. Languishing at the bottom of the table are the likes of Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory and with both sides in action this weekend, they will need to start picking up points.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the A-League:
A-League Round 15 Tips
Melbourne City vs Newcastle Jets – AAMI Park
Melbourne City ($1.5)
Newcastle Jets ($6.5)
Defending champions Melbourne City are slowly making their way up the A-League table and they will be hoping to keep their run going as they take on Newcastle Jets. City have snuck up into 2nd place following a difficult start to the season and they once again look like a side capable of challenging this season. For the Newcastle Jets however, this game presents a real free hit, having won last time out and they will be keen to improve on their league position of 9th. This could be a tighter game than the odds suggest but Melbourne City should prevail here.
Betting tip: Melbourne City to win the match ($1.5) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Melbourne City to win 3-1
Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney FC – Leichardt Oval
Wellington Phoenix ($3.6)
Sydney FC ($2.1)
Wellington Phoenix are another side looking to claw away from trouble and they take on Sydney FC in Leichardt. Playing all of their games away from home clearly presents its challenges for Phoenix but they are unbeaten in their last 5 matches and have flown up the table to 5th in recent weeks. They take on a Sydney FC side that are one point above them in 4th and are as yet to fully hit their stride this season. They are always dangerous however, particularly in front of goal and this should be an entertaining one. With both sides in decent form, a draw could well be on the cards here.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.75) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Macarthur FC vs Adelaide United – Campbelltown Sports Stadium
Macarthur FC ($2.55)
Adelaide United ($2.98)
High-flying Adelaide United travel to Macarthur in what should be a good game at Campbelltown Sports Stadium. United are currently third and in the midst of a strong run and with results improving, they could have an outside shot of winning the A-League title. For hosts Macarthur meanwhile, this is an opportunity to get their season back on track after dropping down the table in recent weeks to 7th. This could be a tight game, with both sides sure to fancy their chances but Adelaide United could just nick it.
Betting tip: Adelaide United to win the match ($2.98) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Adelaide United to win 2-1
Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners – AAMI Park
Melbourne Victory ($2.15)
Central Coast Mariners ($3.5)
Melbourne Victory take on Central Coast Mariners in what promises to be an entertaining battle in Victoria. Victory had been flying high at the top of the table put a couple of poor results in recent weeks have seen them decline down the table, but they have plenty of time to arrest the slide. Central Coast Mariners meanwhile are a side on the periphery of the wooden spoon places, and they will be hoping to start picking up points quickly. No wins in their last 5 games have Central Coast fans worried and as a result, Melbourne Victory look good value for the win here.
Betting tip:Melbourne Victory to win the match ($2.15) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Melbourne Victory to win 2-0
Western United vs Western Sydney Wanderers – AAMI Park
Western United ($2.15)
Table topping Western United will be doing all they can to keep the chasing pack at bay as they host in-form WSW. For United it has been an excellent start to the campaign, epitomised by their first placed standing but they will be all too aware of the wolves gathering behind them. For WSW this is a chance to pick up another important win, having beaten Melbourne City last time out. This will be another stern test for them though and with both sides well matched on paper, a draw could be on the cards here.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.65) – Bet @ Sportsbet
A-League Week 15 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week as a three-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners – Melbourne Victory to win
Macarthur FC vs Adelaide United – Adelaide United to win
Melbourne City vs Newcastle Jets – Melbourne City to win
A $50 wager would pay out $701.50 if successful at the current odds – Bet @ Sportsbet
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