Brisbane Roar Vs Perth Glory
Thursday 21 December, 7:50pm, Suncorp Stadium
Newcastle Jets Vs Western Sydney Wanderers
Friday 22 December, 7:50pm, McDonald Jones Stadium
Wellington Phoenix Vs Sydney FC
Saturday 23 December, 5:35pm, Westpac Stadium
Melbourne City Vs Melbourne Victory
Saturday 23 December, 7:50pm, Emirates Stadium
Adelaide United Vs Central Coast Mariners
Tuesday 26 December, 7:50pm, Coopers Stadium
The A-League action does not stop for Christmas weekend!
The round starts on Friday night when the Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers do battle before there is a big double-header on Boxing Day, which is highlighted by the clash between Adelaide United and Sydney FC.
The action goes all the way to Wednesday and it really is an absolute feast for football fans this weekend!
Brisbane Roar Vs Western Sydney Wanderers
Friday 23 December, 7:50pm, Suncorp Stadium
The Brisbane Roar have still only lost the one game this season and they will go into this clash with the Western Sydney Wanderers as clear favourites.
Suncorp Stadium continues to be a real fortress for the Roar and they have won 11 of their past 14 games as home favourites for a big profit and they beat Western Sydney in this corresponding fixture 12 months ago.
Western Sydney have won just one of their past eight games and they were fairly poor against the Wellington Phoenix last weekend.
The Wanderers have won just one of their past seven games as away underdogs for a clear loss and they are a side that has been very tough to trust from a betting perspective this season.
Brisbane are always a safe bet in front of their home fans and should be able to get the job done comfortably.
Back Brisbane To Win @ $2
Newcastle Jets Vs Wellington Phoenix
Monday 26 December, 5:35pm, Hunter Stadium
This will be one of the most interesting games of the round as both the Newcastle Jets and Wellington Phoenix both come into this game on the back of promising efforts.
Newcastle have recorded back-to-back wins over the Perth Glory and Adelaide United and will go into this clash as clear favourites.
The Jets have won only one of their past three as home favourites, but their record in front of their home fans has been good.
Wellington have not lost a game since Ernie Merrick resigned and there was a lot to like about their performance against the Western Sydney Wanderers last weekend.
The Phoenix have won three of their past 10 games as away underdogs for a clear profit and their record against the Newcastle Jets is excellent.
Wellington are a good gamble to continue their unbeaten run and take the three points from this clash.
Back Wellington To Win @ $3
Adelaide United Vs Sydney FC
Monday 26 December, 7:50pm, Coopers Stadium
This season continues to go from bad to worse for Adelaide United and it is Sydney FC that will start this clash as clear favourites.
Adelaide went down to the Newcastle Jets last weekend and this will be the first time that they have started a home game as underdogs for over a year.
Sydney FC returned to winning form with a dominant performance against Perth Glory and it should come as no surprise that they will go into this clash as the punter’s elect.
The Sky Blues have now won five of their past eight games as away favourites and they look like the safest bet in the A-League this weekend.
Anything better than even money is well over the odds.
Back Sydney FC To Win @ $2.05
Melbourne City Vs Perth Glory
Tuesday 27 December, 7:50pm, AAMI Park
Melbourne City may have lost to Melbourne Victory last weekend, but they will still go into this clash with the Perth Glory as clear favourites.
Melbourne City have dominated at AAMI Park over the past 12 months and they have won nine of their past 12 games as home favourites.
Perth have not won a game since they beat Adelaide United over a month ago, but they still do have a surprisingly good record as away underdogs – they have won four of their past ten games in this scenario for a clear profit.
Melbourne City should be able to get the job done comfortably, but there is no value at their current price and I am happy to stay out of this clash from a betting standpoint.
Melbourne Victory Vs Central Coast Mariners
Wednesday 28 December, 7:50pm, AAMI Park
The Melbourne Victory produced one of their best performances of the season to date to beat Melbourne City and they are the shortest-priced favourites of the weekend.
The Victory have now won six of their past eight games and their record against the Central Coast Mariners is nothing short of outstanding.
Melbourne have won five of their past 11 games as home favourites for a clear loss, but they are 6-1-2 against the Mariners in this scenario.
Central Coast have now lost three games on the trot and their record as away underdogs does not inspire a great deal of confidence – they have won just two of their past 13 games as away underdogs for a clear loss.
Melbourne Victory are another safe bet, but there is no real value at the current price.