Melbourne City V Central Coast Mariners:
Melbourne City will be extremely dissapointed by last weeks performance, suffering a 2-1 defeat to Adelaide United. Expect them to bounce back this week and get back on the winners list. City are dangerous when they get plenty of opportunities, they were only allowed 11 shots in last weeks match against Adelaide United, with only 4 being on target. Expect this to change on Thursday night, city should be able to break through the Mariners defence quite comfortably and win the match.
Sydney FC V Adelaide United:
Sydney FC remain undefeated, it is hard to see them losing anytime soon. This week they come up a struggling Adelaide United outfit and should further extend their league on the Hyundai A-League ladder. Adelaide won their second game of the season last week, defeating Melbourne City however i can’t see them any sort of chance to cause a upset against a quality Sydney FC side.
Wellington Phoenix V Brisbane Roar:
Brisbane Roar have taken their foot off the pedal, losing 3 consecutive matches. They showed plenty of promise to get themselves back in last weeks match, after finding themselves 3-0 down in the 27th minute. A little bit of individual brilliance from Dimitri Petratos sparked a glimmer of hope but in the end wasn’t enough to defeat the attacking excellence of Melbourne Victory. Wellington currently sit in 5th position, three points behind 4th place Brisbane Roar. This match will be crucial for both sides and Brisbane may adopt a more defensive approach after what happened last week.
Perth Glory V Melbourne Victory:
Melbourne Victory’s winning streak was ended by Wellington Phoenix earlier this week. They only managed a dismal 2 shots on target, extremely low by their standards. Last time they played Perth Glory they settled with a 1-1 draw. Perth are a dangerous side, they have the ability to beat anyone when they link up well. Diego Castro failed to find the back of the net last week and will be raring to put one away on Saturday night. Victory aren’t used to losing matches and will be hoping to get back on the winners list this weekend. Perth’s inconsistency means i’ll stick with the added safety of the double chance here.
Western Sydney Wanderers V Newcastle Jets:
Western Sydney’s derby drought continues, they were unable to defeat the in-form team in the league, instead settling with a 0-0 draw. Western Sydney are undefeated in their last 4 games against Newcastle and will be hoping to continue this trend. The Wanderers haven’t scored a goal in their past 2 matches, which is quite unusual for them. The Jets roll with momentum, when they are in from they are difficult to stop. This being i’m certain the Jets will find the back of the net as-well as the home side.