The rollercoaster journey all 12 A-League teams continue to take is set to continue with Central Coast Mariners still the team to catch at the top of the table. Adelaide United and Melbourne City are in hot pursuit, despite both sides losing last time out whilst defending champions Sydney FC continue to have their troubles this term. At the bottom of the pile, Melbourne Victory continue to be the back marker whilst the Newcastle Jets are treading a dangerous path above them. It promises to be another fascinating week in the A-League fixture list.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the A-League:
A-League Round 15 Tips
Macarthur vs Perth Glory – Campbelltown Sports Stadium
Perth Glory ($3.4)
Two sides with genuine play-off aspirations face off as Macarthur welcome Perth Glory. A-League new boys Macarthur have taken to life the top-flight with consummate ease and find themselves flying high in 4th in the table with 14 games played. They will be looking to keep pace with the likes of Melbourne City and Adelaide United above them and they will be desperate to keep picking up points. Perth Glory meanwhile currently reside in 8th and have only won one of their last 5 A-League fixtures. They dug deep to beat Newcastle Jets last time out and will need to show some of the same resolve here. This should be a very good game with the draw looking the most likely result.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.9) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brisbane Roar vs Western Sydney Wanderers – Moreton Daily Stadium
Brisbane Roar ($2.36)
Brisbane Roar welcome Western Sydney Wanderers as both sides look to keep picking up points in their respective play-off pushes. Brisbane Roar find themselves languishing down in 9th and no wins in their last 5 matches have left them in a spot of bother. They will be eager to put the record straight against a WSW side that suffered defeat last time out but reside in 5th currently. This should be a very good game between two solid sides, with WSW the most likely to pick up all three points.
Betting tip: WSW to win the match ($3) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Western Sydney Wanderers to win 2-1
Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC – AAMI Park
Melbourne Victory ($4.7)
Sydney FC ($1.75)
Bottom side Melbourne Victory welcome defending champions Sydney FC in what could be a memorable encounter. Victory are 3 points adrift at the bottom of the table and look to be a side very low on confidence. They managed to pick up a point at leaders Central Coast Mariners last time out and will be looking to build on that here. Sydney FC meanwhile have endured a tough start to the season by their own standards and find themselves struggling in 6th. They suffered a defeat to Adelaide United last time out but should bounce back in style here.
Betting tip: Sydney FC to win the match ($1.75) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sydney FC to win the match 2-0
Newcastle Jets vs Western United – McDonald Jones Stadium
Newcastle Jets ($2.38)
Western United ($3.1)
Struggling Newcastle Jets take on Western United in what could be an arduous encounter in New South Wales. The Jets have been in awful form of late, with 5 consecutive defeats and they look to be in a real wooden spoon scrap this term. They welcome a Western United side sat 7th in the table and plagued with inconsistency this term. They have won two of their last three however and will be confident heading into this one. Western United look way overpriced here and should pick up a solid win on the road.
Betting tip: Western United to win the match ($3.1) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Western United to win 2-0
Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City – Wollongong Showground
Wellington Phoenix ($4.75)
Melbourne City ($1.73)
Wellington Phoenix take on Melbourne City in what should be an excellent game in Wollongong. Phoenix haven’t been at their best this term and have perhaps struggled without home advantage. They sit 10th with only 15 points to their name and will want to start climbing the table quickly. Melbourne City meanwhile had their title bid checked last time out, but they will be doing all they can to get back to winning ways here. They sit 3rd in the table and look to have genuine title aspirations here. This should be a good game, with Melbourne City most likely to come out on top.
Betting tip: Melbourne City to win the match ($1.73) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Melbourne City to win 2-0
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Central Coast Mariners – Bankwest Stadium
Western Sydney Wanderers ($2.38)
Central Coast Mariners ($3)
Two sides that have enjoyed excellent starts to the season face off in midweek as Western Sydney Wanderers welcome Central Coast Mariners. WSW currently find themselves 5th in the table but recent results and performances have been very good under the stewardship of Carl Robinson. They welcome a Central Coast Mariners side that are flying high at the top of the league and are showing no signs of wilting just yet. They have a 4-point gap to the sides below them and they are currently the team to catch in the A-League table. This could be a very entertaining draw at the Bankwest Stadium.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.5) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sydney FC vs Perth Glory – Jubilee Stadium
Sydney FC ($2)
Perth Glory ($3.75)
Defending champions Sydney FC will be looking to get their campaign back on track as they welcome Perth Glory. Residing in 6th, it has been a tough season for the blues so far, but they have plenty of time and quality in order to get their season back on track. They welcome a Perth Glory side that have also struggled for rhythm this term and look to be lacking consistency. They sit 8th and will be focusing on climbing up into the play-offs quickly during the second half of the season. This should be a decent game with Sydney FC most likely to come out on top.
Betting tip: Sydney FC to win the match ($2) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sydney FC to win 2-1
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 Sydney FC – Sydney FC to win
Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City – Melbourne City to win
Newcastle Jets vs Western United – Western United to win
A $50 wager would pay out $456 if successful at the current odds – Bet @ Sportsbet
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