A-League Tips Round 24

We’re back to a full round of A-League football and we are in store for some very interesting results according to The Wolf. Several sides will be missing key players to international duty and it could have a real effect on the top 6. Find out why…

A-League Tips & Preview Round 24

Adelaide v Newcastle – (Fri 7:50pm)
Just when the Jets thought they could challenge Sydney FC for the Premier’s Plate they will have to go without their two best players – Nabbout and Petratos. As expected Nabbout made his move tot he Urawa Red Diamonds while Petratos has been rewarded with a call up to the Socceroos squad. It leaves them very thin in attack and puts their perfect record of scoring in every match this season in real jeopardy. There have been more than 3 goals in just 1 of the last 17 clashes between the two sides and with the Reds having the equal worst attack in the A-League it is hard to see them taking advantage. A share of the points looms as the likely result.
Best Bet: Under 2.5 goals ($1.95)
Value Bet: Draw ($3.50)

Central Coast v Sydney – (Sat 5:35pm)
They might be 5 points clear at the top of the ladder but there has to be concerns in the camp of the league leaders. They have posted 1 draw and 3 losses in their last 4 matches across all competitions and the announcement that Graham Arnold will be leaving at the end of the season seems to have taken it’s toll. They will be without the key figure of Brilliante in midfield (Socceroos duty) and the Mariners remain the only A-League side that they have not beaten this season. The Mariners beat them 2-0 back in November before claiming a point from their trip to Allianz Stadium in January. The Mariners continue to find the back of the net b ut have been very sloppy at the back. With Brilliante out The Wolf has them getting their fair share of ball in midfield which will allow them to put pressure on the Sky Blues. The Overs is 5-1 in the Mariners last 6 and the shackles will be off as they go in search of another upset.
Best Bet: Both Teams To Score – YES ($1.53)
Value Bet: Over 3.5 goals ($2.50)

Melbourne City v Western Sydney – (Sat 7:50pm)
City are clinging onto a top 4 spot despite winning just 1 of their last 6 A-League matches. The Wanderers on the other hand have made a charge into a finals spot on the back a single loss in their last 6. They were completely and utterly dominant in their win over the Phoenix a fortnight ago and will be fresh and ready for one last tilt at it in the closing weeks of the regular season. Their remaining 4 matches are all against teams in finals contention meaning finals football starts early for them. These two sides have put on a real show in the past with 8 of the last 12 clashes producing at least 3 goals with an average of 3.5 goals per game ion that stretch. They have a combined 1 clean sheet across their last 12 competitive matches meaning we are in store for a end to end battle. The Wolf is going for value in this one!
Best Bet: Over 3.5 goals ($2.75)
Value Bet: 1st Half WSW Over 1.5 goals ($8.00)

Wellington v Brisbane – (Sun 5:00pm)
The Phoenix are dreadful, whether they play at home or away, in the rain or the dry, when it’s cloudy or clear sky. The cellar dwellers have lost 6 of their last 7 and have conceded 4 goals in half of those losses. They have managed just 3 goals in that stretch and will have to contend with a Roar side that is gunning for finals football. The Roar are coming off back to back wins, with their latest victory over Sydney FC sure to give them a significant amount of confidence for the closing stages of the regular season. Brisbane tend to play a more controlled game than most of the other sides in the competition but against the Phoenix teams are invited to attack and raid their goal mouth for 90 minutes. The Roar will do exactly that!
Best Bet: Brisbane WIN ($2.10)
Value Bet: Brisbane Over 2.5 goals ($3.60)

Perth v Melbourne Victory – (Sun 8:00pm)
Both teams to score and the Overs has basically been free money in all Perth matches in 2018. Both teams have found the back of the net in their last 8 matches with at least 3 goals in 7 of those matches. A deeper dive reveals that 4 of those matches have produced 4+ goals and the trend is set to continue. The Victory have won their last 3 A-League matches scoring 9 goals along the way. It is the same number of goals that they have scored in their last 3 contests with the Glory – no surprise that all of those matches ended in wins. Even without Troisi and Barbarouses, The Wolf has labelled them a ‘get on’!
Best Bet: Both Teams To Score – YES ($1.44)
Value Bet: Over 2.5 goals & Melbourne Victory WIN ($2.40)

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