Western United and Melbourne City remain the sides to catch at the top of the A-League table, as the key runners and riders are staring to jostle into position in the standings. Behind United and City are Macarthur, who do have games in hand on the top two but have a hefty deficit to overturn, whilst Adelaide United sit a fair few points back in 4th. Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory also remain in the hunt for the top 6 whilst at the bottom of the table, Perth Glory, Central Coast Mariners and Brisbane Roar continue to struggle.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the A-League:
A-League Round 16 Tips
Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory – Suncorp Stadium
Brisbane Roar ($2.45)
Melbourne Victory ($2.95)
Brisbane Roar will be looking to climb away from the foot of the table as they take on Melbourne Victory. With just 11 points from 11 games played, it has been a tough start to the campaign for Roar, who have had their schedule heavily impacted by COVID 19. They take on a Melbourne Victory side that were sitting pretty at the top of the pile earlier on in the season but are now struggling a little to put results on the board. This should be an attritional one in Brisbane, with the draw the most likely result.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.4) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Newcastle Jets vs Macarthur FC – McDonald Jones Stadium
Newcastle Jets ($2.45)
Macarthur FC ($2.95)
Newcastle Jets will be looking to build on their win last time out as they take on high-flying Macarthur FC. Not finishing bottom of the table is sure to be the priority this season for the Jets but their recent showings have been positive, and they currently sit in 8th place in the A-League table. Macarthur meanwhile are one of the toughest sides to come up against in the A-League and their current standing of 3rd exemplifies just that. This should be a decent game, with Macarthur FC most likely to come out with the win.
Betting tip: Macarthur FC to win the match ($2.95) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Macarthur FC to win 2-1
Adelaide United vs Central Coast Mariners – Hindmarsh Stadium
Adelaide United ($2.2)
Central Coast Mariners ($3.45)
Adelaide United will be looking to climb back up into the top 3, as they host struggling Central Coast Mariners. United sit 4th in the table having enjoyed a decent start to the campaign but they just can’t seem to find the consistency needed to soar up the league. Central Coast meanwhile are in the midst of a barren spell and have dropped to 11th in the table as a result – meaning they need a result here. This should be a decent game, with both sides capable of producing some good football but Adelaide are most likely to come out on top.
Betting tip: Adelaide United to win the match ($2.2) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Adelaide United to win 2-0
Sydney FC vs Melbourne City – Jubilee Stadium
Sydney FC ($3.3)
Melbourne City ($2.25)
Two A-League giants do battle in Sydney as the hosts welcome Melbourne City. The blues have been in awful nick recently, failing to win their last 3 A-League games and they have dropped to 5th in the table as a result. Taking on last season’s champions in Melbourne City could give them the impetus needed, but the visitors are starting to purr once again, and they look well placed to pick up back to back A-League titles. This should be a super game, with Melbourne City most likely to come out on top.
Betting tip: Melbourne City to win the match ($2.25) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Melbourne City to win 2-1
Perth Glory vs Western United – nib Stadium
Perth Glory ($3.2)
Western United ($2.1)
Lowly Perth Glory take on table topping Western United in what should be a fascinating encounter. It has been a really poor start to the season for glory, who had so much expected of them this term and they know they need to start improving on their points haul of just 11. Taking on Western United is as tough as it gets in the A-League currently, with the visitors top of the league and they look to have the credentials to go all the way in the division this season. This won’t be as easy as many expect but Western United should prevail here.
Betting tip: Western United to win the match ($2.1) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Western United to win 2-1
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix – Bankstown Stadium
Wellington Phoenix ($3.2)
Two sides looking to enter the playoff picture face off in Sydney as WSW welcome Wellington Phoenix. The Wanderers have picked up some superb individual results this season, but they cannot seem to put a run together to improve on their current league standing of 9th. Wellington Phoenix meanwhile have got over their slow start to the campaign and find themselves 6th in the table, with one eye on the sides struggling above them. This should be a good game 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 ($3.55) – Bet @ Sportsbet
A-League Week 16 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week as a three-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Perth Glory vs Western United – Western United to win
Adelaide United vs Central Coast Mariners – Adelaide United to win
Sydney FC vs Melbourne City – Melbourne City to win
A $50 wager would pay out $519.75 if successful at the current odds – Bet @ Sportsbet
Combining his sports coaching career with freelance journalism, Sam is a sports betting writer for various online publications. He is looking to develop both his respective coaching and writing careers, whilst incorporating his other huge passion – travelling the world.
Sam currently lives and works in Milan, Italy and playing/following/writing about cricket, football (soccer), tennis, formula 1 and golf continue to take up much of his spare time.