The A-League season is hotting up with plenty of big name sides in the running for glory once more. Brisbane Roar top the pile whilst Sydney FC are looking to move into position to contend at the very top of the table. Adelaide United and Central Coast Mariners both suffered losses last time out and they will both be looking to get back to winning ways quickly whilst Wellington Phoenix climbed off the bottom of the table to leave Newcastle Jets languishing in the wooden spoon position.
Here are our picks for the next round of fixtures in the A-League:
A-League Round 7 Tips
Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City – Central Coast Stadium
Central Coast Mariners ($3.55)
Melbourne City ($2.12)
High-flying Central Coast Mariners host a stuttering Melbourne City side in what promises to be a fascinating encounter. The Mariners suffered their first loss of the season to Wellington Phoenix last time out but find themselves in 3rd in the table and they will be hoping to stay there for as long as possible. Melbourne City meanwhile are residing in 8th following a very poor showing last time out against Perth Glory and they will be eager to put their poor start to the season behind them. Central Coast will make this difficult for Melbourne City, but the blues should pick up all three points here.
Betting tip: Melbourne City to win the match ($2.12) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Melbourne City to win 3-1
Adelaide United vs Perth Glory – Hindmarsh Stadium
Adelaide United ($2.48)
Perth Glory ($2.87)
Two sides that will be looking to get their seasons up and running quickly face off as Adelaide United take on Perth Glory. The hosts sit 5th with 2 wins, one draw and two losses from their opening 5 games and inconsistency looks as if it could hinder their campaign once more this season. Perth Glory meanwhile have enjoyed a solid start to the campaign, despite getting underway later than many other sides and their superb win on the road at Melbourne City last weekend is sure to give them confidence heading into this one. This should be a tight game between two good sides and a draw looks very much on the cards.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.7) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory – Dolphin Oval
Brisbane Roar ($2.2)
Melbourne Victory ($3.45)
Table-topping Brisbane Roar welcome a struggling Melbourne Victory side to the Dolphin Oval. The hosts have picked up 9 points from their last 3 games and their superb win over Adelaide United last time out is sure to be a catalyst for them this term. Melbourne Victory meanwhile sit 10th in the table and have only managed to win one of their opening 4 games played and they need to start improving to avoid being embroiled in a wooden spoon battle. This should be a much tighter game than the odds reflect but Brisbane Roar should come out on top here.
Betting tip: Brisbane Roar to win the match ($2.2) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Brisbane Roar to win 3-1
Macarthur vs Western Sydney Wanderers – Campbelltown Sports Stadium
League newcomers Macarthur host WSW 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 5 games but they were put to the sword by defending champions Sydney FC last time out. WSW meanwhile are flying high in third in the table and are unbeaten in their last 4 games. They look to have the credentials to be a play-off chasing side this term and are confident currently. Macarthur will be confident heading into this one, but WSW are a good side, and they could pick up a valuable win on the road here.
Betting tip: WSW to win the match ($3.25) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Western Sydney Wanderers to win 2-1
Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City – McDonald Jones Stadium
Newcastle Jets ($3.1)
Melbourne City ($2.3)
Melbourne City get their second outing of the game week as they travel to Newcastle Jets. Sat bottom of the table, it currently looks season ahead for the Jets, who have only amassed 4 points from their opening 6 games played. They will see this as a free hit at home to Melbourne City, who have shown patchy form this season. City will be desperate to put a run of from together and improve their league position of 8th and two wins and two losses from 4 games played isn’t good enough for a side of their caliber. This should be an intriguing battle that Melbourne City should pick up all three points from.
Betting tip: Melbourne City to win the match ($2.3) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Melbourne City to win 3-1
Central Coast Mariners vs Western United – Central Coast Stadium
Central Coast Mariners ($2.9)
Western United ($2.4)
Two sides looking to climb the A-League table face off as Central Coast Mariners take on Western United. Sat in 3rd place, it has been a dream start to the season for the Mariners but their loss to Wellington Phoenix last time out was a reminder of the work they still need to do. Western United meanwhile currently reside in 9th, with only one win to their name from their opening 4 games played and they will be looking to put a run of form together as they target a play-off spot this season. This should be a very tight game and a draw looks on the cards at the Central Coast Stadium.
Betting tip: The match to finish as a draw ($3.6) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sydney FC vs Wellington Phoenix – Stadium Australia
Sydney FC ($1.87)
Wellington Phoenix ($4.33)
Defending A-League champions Sydney FC take on much fancied Wellington Phoenix in what promises to be a superb game at Stadium Australia. Sydney FC looked back to their best when beating Macarthur last time out and have climbed to 4th in the A-League table as a result. They have a habit of winning the big games and they will want to assert their dominance here. Wellington Phoenix meanwhile picked up their first win of the campaign against Central Coast Mariners last time out and they will be looking to piece together a run of from quickly to climb up the table. This should be a very good game which Sydney FC look hot favourites to prevail from.
Betting tip: Sydney FC to win the match ($1.87) – Bet @ Sportsbet
Sydney FC to win 3-1
A-League Week 7 multi bet:
We’re backing four results this week as a three-leg multi with a betting stake of $50:
Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory – Brisbane Roar to win
Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City – Melbourne City to win
Sydney FC vs Wellington Phoenix – Sydney FC to win
A $50 wager would pay out $605 if successful at the current odds – Bet @ Sportsbet
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