With only a handful of games gone in the A-League season it promises to be yet another fascinating campaign. Central Coast Mariners are the surprise early season pace setters with the likes of Adelaide United, Western Sydney Wanderers and Macarthur hot on their heels. Elsewhere, big name sides such as Sydney FC and Melbourne City are yet to really get their campaigns underway whilst Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory will be hoping to pull away from the bottom of the pile as quickly as possible.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the A-League:
A-League Round 6 Tips
Western United vs Melbourne Victory – AAMI Park
Western United ($2.35)
Melbourne Victory ($3.1)
Western United take on Melbourne Victory in what promises to be a hotly contested encounter. United have won one, drawn one and lost one of their three games played and much like last season, look to be lacking the consistency needed to sustain a play-off/title challenge. Melbourne Victory meanwhile picked up their first win of the season over Perth Glory in midweek and they will see this as a real opportunity to build some momentum as they look to improve on their league position of 10th. This should be an entertaining game and with neither side in great form, a draw could be on the cards.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.85) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Macarthur vs Sydney FC – Campbelltown Sports Stadium
Sydney FC ($2.46)
League newcomers Macarthur host Sydney FC in what promises to be compelling viewing at the Campbelltown Sports Stadium. Macarthur have accustomed quickly to life in the A-League, with 2 wins from their opening 4 games and they will be hoping to sustain a play-off push this season. Defending champions Sydney FC meanwhile haven’t hit the heights of previous seasons but they are a side capable to finding form in an instant and they could take the game to Macarthur from the outset here. This could be a steep learning curve for Macarthur and Sydney should run out comfortable winners here.
Betting tip: Sydney FC to win the match ($2.46) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sydney FC to win 3-1
Brisbane Roar vs Adelaide United – Dolphin Oval
Brisbane Roar ($2.25)
Adelaide United ($3.3)
Two sides hoping to feature in the play-offs this season face off as Brisbane Roar take on Adelaide United. Roar continue to surprise in the A-League and with 2 wins from their opening 3 games, they look to be putting together the type of consistent run needed to sustain a play-off charge. Adelaide United meanwhile are enduring a similar run of form, sitting 3rd with 7 points from 4 games and they will see this as a real test of their credentials against a strong Brisbane Roar side. This could be a very tight encounter, but Brisbane Roar should have a bit too much about them at the Dolphin Oval here.
Betting tip: Brisbane Roar to win the match ($2.25) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brisbane Roar to win 2-1
Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix – Central Coast Stadium
Central Coast Mariners ($3.6)
Wellington Phoenix ($2.16)
Table-topping Central Coast Mariners will be looking to build on their impressive start to the season as they host Wellington Phoenix. With 3 wins from their opening 4 games, the Mariners have been the ultimate surprise package this season and they will be all too aware of how difficult it will be to stay top of the pile. They take on a Wellington Phoenix side that are winless from their opening 3 games and sit bottom of the table. Phoenix will be all too aware of the urgency needed to improve their results and whilst Central Coast are a side in good form, the visitors should get their season up and running here.
Betting tip: Wellington Phoenix to win the match ($2.16) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Wellington Phoenix to win 2-1
Melbourne City vs Perth Glory – AAMI Park
Melbourne City ($2.15)
Perth Glory ($3.6)
Two sides that will be looking to get their seasons up and running quickly face off as Melbourne City take on Perth Glory. City have won 2 of their opening 3 games and despite their loss to Adelaide United earlier in the campaign, have looked a side in good form. They will be hoping to start picking up points quickly to put pressure on the sides around them in their title push. Perth Goory meanwhile have only played twice so far this season, winning one and losing one – so taking a read of where they are at is difficult. They are an organised side who will go to AAMI Park with a plan to stifle Melbourne City, but the blues are a good side, and they should just about take all three points here.
Betting tip: Melbourne City to win the match ($2.15) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Melbourne City to win 2-1
A-League Week 6 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week as a three-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix – Wellington Phoenix to win
Melbourne City vs Perth Glory – Melbourne City to win
Macarthur vs Sydney FC – Sydney FC to win
A $50 wager would pay out $395 if successful at the current odds – Bet @ Sportsbet
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