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A-League Round 9 2017/2018 Preview, Best Bets, and Promotions

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A-League Round 9 Preview

Read the following A-League Round 9 Preview for an overview of each game and betting predictions.


Adelaide United vs Sydney FC

Friday, December 1, 2017 @ Coopers Stadium
Odds: United $3.20, Sydney FC $2.10

United Form:

Adelaide are hitting form recently with 2 A-League victories in a row. They bounced back from a 2-1 loss in the FFA Cup and beat the Wanderers 2-0 at home. But they’ll face Sydney again after losing the final just last week.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 2 goals – United 2, Wanderers 0 – Round 8, 2017
LOST by 1 goal – United 1, Jets 2 – Round 6, 2017
WON by 1 goal – United 2, Mariners 1 – Round 7, 2017
LOST by 1 goal – United 0, Glory 1 – Round 5, 2017
LOST by 2 goals – United 0, City 2 – Round 4, 2017

Sydney FC Form:

Sydney comfortably accounted for the Roar last week in a 3-1 result. They sit at the top of the table with a 6-1-1 record. They have struggled for goals on the road this season (2 in 3 games) so they’ll look to improve this Friday.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 2 goals – Sydney FC 3, Roar 1 – Round 8, 2017
WON by 1 goal – Sydney FC 2, Jets 1 – Round 7, 2017
LOST by 2 goals – Sydney FC 0, Mariners 2 – Round 6, 2017
WON by 1 goal – Sydney FC 1, City 0 – Round 5, 2017
WON by 2 goals – Sydney FC 2, Glory 0 – Round 4, 2017

Head to Head

Sydney have beaten Adelaide in the last 3 meeting and have kept a clean sheet in 2 of 3. They also won the last meeting in Adelaide 4-0 last season.

Last 2 Meetings:

Sydney FC won by 2 goals – Round 16, 2017. Sydney FC 2 – United 0
Sydney FC won by 4 goals – Round 12, 2016. Sydney FC 4 – United 0

Prediction:

After beating Adelaide 2-1 just last week, it’s hard to see Adelaide improving to beat Sydney. So we’ll take Sydney to beat them again.
Sydney WIN ($2.10)

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Western Sydney Wanderers FC vs Brisbane Roar FC

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ Spotless Stadium
Odds: Wanderers $1.91, Roar $3.60

Wanderers Form:

The Wanderers will be looking for their first win in 7 matches against the Roar this week. Last week they suffered a 2-0 loss against United and have played in 5 draws already this season.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 2 goals – Wanderers 0, United 2 – Round 8, 2017
DREW – Wanderers 1, City 1 – Round 6, 2017
DREW – Wanderers 1, Victory 1 – Round 5, 2017
DREW – Wanderers 1, Jets 1 – Round 4, 2017
DREW – Wanderers 2, Sydney FC 2 – Round 3, 2017

Roar Form:

Brisbane were again beaten by Sydney last week and they’ll be away from home again this week. But they do have a good record against the Wanderers.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 2 goals – Roar 1, Sydney FC 3 – Round 8, 2017
WON by 2 goals – Roar 3, City 1 – Round 7, 2017
DREW – Roar 1, Victory 1 – Round 6, 2017
DREW – Roar 0, Mariners 0 – Round 5, 2017
DREW – Roar 3, Phoenix 3 – Round 4, 2017

Head to Head

The Wanderers and Roar have an interesting head to head history. In the last two final series, they have played in extra time. Last season, they went to penalties in a 6-5 victory for the Roar. The Roar have also won the last 4 meetings.

Last 2 Meetings:

Draw – Elimination Final, 2017. Roar 1 – Wanderers 1
Roar won by 1 goal – Round 17, 2017. Roar 2 – Wanderers 1

Prediction:

In a matchup of two low scoring teams, we’ll be looking at the under total goals. The Wanderers have scored just 9 goals in 7 matches and the Roar have 10 goals in 8 matches. Take the under.
Under 2.5 goals ($1.90)

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Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City FC

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ McDonald Jones Stadium
Odds: Jets $2.40, City $2.63

Jets Form:

The Jets attack scored 4 against the Victory last week and they’ve now scored 20 goals in 8 matches. But their defence is also benefiting and they’ve allowed just 9 goals in 8 matches. They haven’t lost at home in 4 matches and will be confident against City.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 3 goals – Jets 4, Victory 1 – Round 8, 2017
LOST by 1 goal – Jets 1, Sydney FC 2 – Round 7, 2017
WON by 1 goal – Jets 2, United 1 – Round 6, 2017
WON by 3 goals – Jets 3, Phoenix 0 – Round 5, 2017
DREW – Jets 1, Wanderers 1 – Round 4, 2017

City Form:

City’s defence will be tested against the Jets. In their last 2 matches, they’ve lost 3-1 in both. They also haven’t tasted a victory in their last 4 matches.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 2 goals – City 1, Glory 3 – Round 8, 2017
LOST by 2 goals – City 1, Roar 3 – Round 7, 2017
DREW – City 1, Wanderers 1 – Round 6, 2017
LOST by 1 goal – City 0, Sydney FC 1 – Round 5, 2017
WON by 2 goals – City 2, United 0 – Round 4, 2017

Head to Head

In the last 4 meetings between the two sides, the home side is 4-0. In the last matches in Newcastle, the Jets have won both 2-1.

Last 2 Meetings:

City won by 4 goals – Round 23, 2017. City 4 – Jets 0
Jets won by 1 goal – Round 17, 2017. Jets 2 – City 1

Prediction:

Newcastle are in impressive goal scoring form and we’re expecting that will continue against the weak City defence of the last couple games. Take the Jets to win.
Jets WIN ($2.40)

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Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory

Sunday, December 3, 2017 @ Westpac Stadium
Odds: Phoenix $3.00, Victory $2.10

Phoenix Form:

The Phoenix were poor last week as they conceded 4 goals against the Mariners in a 4-1 result. It was their first loss of the season at home. But they have struggled to contain sides as they’ve now allowed 10 home goals in 4 matches.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 3 goals – Phoenix 1, Mariners 4 – Round 8, 2017
WON by 3 goals – Phoenix 5, Glory 2 – Round 6, 2017
LOST by 3 goals – Phoenix 0, Jets 3 – Round 5, 2017
DREW – Phoenix 3, Roar 3 – Round 4, 2017
LOST by 1 goal – Phoenix 0, City 1 – Round 3, 2017

Victory Form:

The Victory also lost 4-1 last week and will be on the road for the third straight week. It’s a tough stretch for the 8th placed Victory, but their squad should be getting settled after a tough start to the season.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 3 goals – Victory 1, Jets 4 – Round 8, 2017
WON by 2 goals – Victory 2, Glory 0 – Round 7, 2017
DREW – Victory 1, Wanderers 1 – Round 5, 2017
DREW – Victory 1, Roar 1 – Round 6, 2017
DREW – Victory 1, Mariners 1 – Round 4, 2017

Head to Head

The Phoenix have beaten the Victory 3-0 in consecutive matches, including the last meeting in New Zealand.

Last 2 Meetings:

Phoenix won by 3 goals – Round 25, 2017. Phoenix 3 – Victory 0
Phoenix won by 3 goals – Round 7, 2017. Phoenix 3 – Victory 0

Prediction:

The over total goals is incredible value considering both teams conceded 4 goals last week. Also in the head to head, the over total goals is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Over 3.5 goals ($2.50)

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Central Coast Mariners vs Perth Glory

Sunday, December 3, 2017 @ Central Coast Stadium
Odds: Mariners $2.25, Glory $2.80

Mariners Form:

Central Coast secured an impressive 4-1 win on the road against the Phoenix last week. They now sit 6th on the table and will be looking to continue the goals against the Glory.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 3 goals – Mariners 4, Phoenix 1 – Round 8, 2017
LOST by 1 goal – Mariners 1, United 2 – Round 7, 2017
WON by 2 goals – Mariners 2, Sydney FC 0 – Round 6, 2017
DREW – Mariners 0, Roar 0 – Round 5, 2017
DREW – Mariners 1, Victory 1 – Round 4, 2017

Glory Form:

The Glory also had a win last week as they beat City 3-1 in Melbourne. The away win was a good sign for the Glory as they’ve already lost 3 of 5 away from Perth this season. It will give them confidence as they hit the road again for a clash on the Central Coast.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 2 goals – Glory 3, City 1 – Round 8, 2017
LOST by 2 goals – Glory 0, Victory 2 – Round 7, 2017
LOST by 3 goals – Glory 2, Phoenix 5 – Round 6, 2017
WON by 1 goal – Glory 1, United 0 – Round 5, 2017
LOST by 2 goals – Glory 0, Sydney FC 2 – Round 4, 2017

Head to Head

The Mariners have beaten the Glory 2-0 in the last 2 matches at home against them. But they have met this season and the Glory won 2-1.

Last 2 Meetings:

Glory won by 1 goal – Round 3, 2017. Glory 2 – Mariners 1
Mariners won by 2 goals – Round 17, 2017. Mariners 2 – Glory 0

Prediction:

Both sides are coming off big wins so we’re expecting a close encounter. In the end, it’s tough to split these teams and we’ll be taking the draw for a value bet. The over total goals is also recommended.
DRAW ($3.50)

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