2021-22 A-League Week 17 – Tips, Predictions & Odds

The top of the A-League table has an all too familiar look to it as Melbourne City now sit top of the pile, despite having played two games more than closest rivals Western United. Macarthur, Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory make up the next three places in the league table but with a hefty points gap developing, there looks to be lots of ground for plenty of teams to make up between now and the end of the season. At the bottom of the table, Brisbane Roar, Central Coast Mariners, Perth Glory and Western Sydney Wanderers remain in a spot of bother.

Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the A-League:

All odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

A-League Round 17 Tips

Melbourne Victory vs Macarthur FC – AAMI Park

Melbourne Victory ($2)

Macarthur FC ($4)

Draw ($3.75)

With a much needed win last time out, Melbourne Victory will be hoping to rekindle their early season form as they welcome Macarthur FC. Victory are a side that look to have plenty of potential this season, but inconsistency so far has been costly in terms of their A-League title aspirations. Macarthur FC meanwhile still sit pretty in 3rd place in the table, and they look to have every chance of at least a decent run to the play-offs this season. This should be a very good game, with both sides well matched and the draw looks a distinct possibility.

Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.75) Bet @ Sportsbet

1-1 Draw

Western United vs Newcastle Jets – Mars Stadium

Western United ($1.93)

Newcastle Jets ($4)

Draw ($3.9)

Second placed Western United will be looking to keep the heat up on Melbourne City as they host the Newcastle Jets. United have enjoyed a superb start to the season, sitting level on points with City at the top of the table and the world really looks to be their oyster this season. Newcastle Jets meanwhile have had their struggles again this term, but they have a tendency to pick up some handy wins when they need them. Avoiding the wooden spoon will be the key objective for the Jets this season but this could be a mountain too large to climb and United should win here.

Betting tip: Western United to win the match ($1.93) Bet @ Sportsbet

Western United to win 2-1

Central Coast Mariners vs Brisbane Roar – Central Coast Stadium

Central Coast Mariners ($2.3)

Brisbane Roar ($3.2)

Draw ($3.75)

Two sides scrapping away at the bottom of the table face off as Central Coast Mariners welcome Brisbane Roar. The Mariners have slipped back into old habits after a sensational season last year and they will be doing all they can to avoid wooden spoon territory this term. Brisbane Roar meanwhile have been displaying signs of improvement in their last few games, but they still find themselves bottom of the pile with just 11 points from 12 games. This should be a cagey one on the New South Wales coast and a draw looks likely.

Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.75) Bet @ Sportsbet

0-0 Draw

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Sydney FC – Bankwest Stadium

WSW ($3.4)

Sydney FC ($2.15)

Draw ($3.65)

The Sydney derby is the headline act of another packed A-League weekend and both sides are in desperate need of a win. WSW have failed to build on an exciting start to the season and with just one win in their last 5 games, they have now joined the scrap to avoid the wooden spoon. Sydney FC meanwhile are a side that are also underachieving this term, languishing down in 6th, with play-off aspirations now far more important than winning the title. This should be a highly-charged encounter and a draw looks to be on the cards in Sydney.

Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.65) Bet @ Sportsbet

1-1 Draw

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City – Leichardt Oval

Wellington Phoenix ($4.33)

Melbourne City ($1.87)

Draw ($4)

Melbourne City will be looking to stretch their advantage at the top of the table as they travel to Wellington Phoenix. For the hosts, results have steadily been improving in recent weeks and they have climbed up to 7th in the table and they are now an outside shot to finish in the play-off places. For City, this is a game they will be identifying as one they should win, and they will be hoping to bounce back from a poor draw at home to Perth Glory in midweek. This will be closer than the odds suggest but City should pick up all three points here.

Betting tip:Melbourne City to win the match ($1.87) Bet @ Sportsbet

Melbourne City to win 3-1

Perth Glory vs Adelaide United – nib Stadium

Perth Glory ($2.9)

Adelaide United ($2.45)

Draw ($3.6)

Two sides at opposite ends of the table face off as Perth Glory host Adelaide United. For Glory, a midweek draw with Melbourne City is certainly something to build upon as they play catch up with their schedule and look to move away from relegation trouble. For Adelaide United, they will be hoping to build on their 4th place standing and put some pressure on the sides above them. Despite having a few places between them in the table, there is very little to split these sides on paper and a draw looks to be on the cards.

Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.6) Bet @ Sportsbet

1-1 Draw

A-League Week 17 multi bet:

We’re backing four results this week as a three-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:

Western United vs Newcastle Jets – Western United to win
Perth Glory vs Adelaide United – Draw
Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City – Melbourne City to win

A $50 wager would pay out $755.00 if successful at the current odds – Bet @ Sportsbet

All odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

Sam Hayes
About the Author: Sam Hayes

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.



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