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A-League Round 23 2017/2018 Preview, Best Bets, and Promotions

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Adelaide United vs Melbourne City FC

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ Hindmarsh
Odds: United $2.50, City $2.37

United Form:

With Perth chasing 6th spot, Adelaide need to find some form, starting against City. They have lost two straight matches which were both on the road against the Roar and Victory. At home this season, they’re 3-3-4 so City will be a challenge.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 1 goal – United 0, Roar 1 – Round 22, 2018
LOST by 3 goals – United 0, Victory 3 – Round 21, 2018
DREW – United 2, Mariners 2 – Round 20, 2018
WON by 1 goal – United 2, Glory 1 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 1 goal – United 1, Phoenix 0 – Round 18, 2018

City Form:

Melbourne City have lost three straight and will be looking to break that streak against Adelaide. They still sit 3rd on the ladder but other teams are closing in. This season they have a 5-1-4 record on the road.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 1 goal – City 1, Victory 2 – Round 22, 2018
LOST by 1 goal – City 1, Glory 2 – Round 21, 2018
LOST by 4 goals – City 0, Sydney 4 – Round 20, 2018
WON by 1 goal – City 2, Roar 1 – Round 19, 2018
DREW – City 2, Jets 2 – Round 18, 2018

Head to Head

In the last two meetings, City has scored a total of 7 goals to 0 against United. At this venue, they won 2-0 early in the season.

Last 2 Meetings:

City won by 5 goals – Round 17, 2018. City 5 – United 0
City won by 2 goals – Round 4, 2017. City 2 – United 0

Prediction:

Melbourne is 3-0 against United and they have a 9-3-4 record as a favourite this season.
City WIN ($2.37)

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Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar FC

Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ SFS
Odds: Sydney $1.57, Roar $5

Sydney Form:

Sydney is coming off a rare loss this season after a 2-1 defeat in Newcastle. But at home they’re 8-3-0 and will be confident of getting back on the winners’ list against the Roar.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 1 goal – Sydney 1, Jets 2 – Round 22, 2018
WON by 2 goals – Sydney 3, Wanderers 1 – Round 21, 2018
WON by 4 goals – Sydney 4, City 0 – Round 20, 2018
WON by 4 goals – Sydney 4, Phoenix 0 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 2 goals – Sydney 3, Victory 1 – Round 18, 2018

Roar Form:

The Roar are sitting 8th on the ladder and need to win this one. They’re coming off a 1-0 win against United and they do have a 4-2-3 record in away matches.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 1 goal – Roar 1, United 0 – Round 22, 2018
LOST by 1 goal – Roar 0, Jets 1 – Round 21, 2018
WON by 1 goal – Roar 2, Victory 1 – Round 20, 2018
LOST by 1 goal – Roar 1, City 2 – Round 19, 2018
WON by 1 goal – Roar 2, Mariners 1 – Round 18, 2018

Head to Head

Sydney has won both meeting this season, 3-0 and 3-1 at home.

Last 2 Meetings:

Sydney won by 3 goals – Round 15, 2018. Sydney 3 – Roar 0
Sydney won by 2 goals – Round 8, 2017. Sydney 3 – Roar 1

Prediction:

The Sky Blues are undefeated at home this season and we can’t see that changing.
Sydney HT/FT ($2.50)

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Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets

Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ Auckland
Odds: Phoenix $3.50, Jets $1.83

Phoenix Form:

The Phoenix are sitting last on the ladder but they’ll be out to spoil a few teams finals chances before the season ends. They have a 3-3-4 record at home this season. Wellington is ranked last in the league for goals allowed so they’ll need to find a way of stopping the Jets in front of the net.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 3 goals – Phoenix 1, Wanderers 4 – Round 22, 2018
LOST by 1 goal – Phoenix 0, Mariners 1 – Round 21, 2018
WON by 1 goal – Phoenix 2, Glory 1 – Round 20, 2018
LOST by 4 goals – Phoenix 0, Wanderers 4 – Round 20, 2018
LOST by 4 goals – Phoenix 0, Sydney 4 – Round 19, 2018

Jets Form:

Newcastle is coming off one of their best A-League victories after a 2-1 result against Sydney. They haven’t lost in their last 5 matches and will be keen to keep it rolling in New Zealand.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 1 goal – Jets 2, Sydney 1 – Round 22, 2018
WON by 1 goal – Jets 1, Roar 0 – Round 21, 2018
DREW – Jets 2, Wanderers 2 – Round 20, 2018
WON by 2 goals – Jets 2, Victory 0 – Round 19, 2018
DREW – Jets 2, City 2 – Round 18, 2018

Head to Head

The Phoenix upset the Jets in the last meeting as they won 3-2. They’re also 2-0 against them at home.

Last 2 Meetings:

Phoenix won by 1 goal – Round 17, 2018. Phoenix 3 – Jets 2
Jets won by 3 goals – Round 5, 2017. Jets 3 – Phoenix 0

Prediction:

The Jets will be confident of winning in NZ after their win against Sydney last round. They are 5-3-2 on the road this season and 7-1-1 as a favourite.
Jets WIN ($1.83)

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Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners

Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ MRS
Odds: Victory $1.57, Mariners $4.50

Victory Form:

Melbourne Victory has won two straight matches and they sit 4th on the ladder. Last round, they won the derby against City 2-1 at AAMI Park and they smashed Adelaide 3-0 previously.
Last 5 Matches:
WON by 1 goal – Victory 2, City 1 – Round 22, 2018
WON by 3 goals – Victory 3, United 0 – Round 21, 2018
LOST by 1 goal – Victory 1, Roar 2 – Round 20, 2018
LOST by 2 goals – Victory 0, Jets 2 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 2 goals – Victory 1, Sydney 3 – Round 18, 2018

Mariners Form:

Central Coast is sitting 9th on the ladder and will be playing for pride here. They’ve won just once on the road this season in 11 matches. They’re coming off a 3-1 loss against the Glory and this will be another tough match.
Last 5 Matches:
LOST by 2 goals – Mariners 1, Glory 3 – Round 22, 2018
WON by 1 goal – Mariners 1, Phoenix 0 – Round 21, 2018
DREW – Mariners 2, United 2 – Round 20, 2018
LOST by 1 goal – Mariners 1, Wanderers 2 – Round 19, 2018
LOST by 1 goal – Mariners 1, Roar 2 – Round 18, 2018

Head to Head

The last two meetings have ended in a 1-1 draw and the Victory are 12-8-4 against them since 2010.

Last 2 Meetings:

Draw – Round 14, 2018. 1 – 1
Draw – Round 4, 2017. 1 – 1

Prediction:

Melbourne is starting to find goalscoring form and they should be able to hold off the Mariners throughout the match.
Victory HT/FT ($2.50 )

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