2016/2017 A-League Round 17 Preview

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Brisbane Roar Vs Perth Glory

Thursday 18 January, 7:50pm, Suncorp Stadium

Western Sydney Wanderers Vs Melbourne Victory

Friday 19 January, 7:50pm, ANZ Stadium

Newcastle Jets Vs Wellington Phoenix

Saturday, 4:35pm, McDonald Jones Stadium

Sydney FC Vs Central Coast Mariners

Saturday 20 January, 7:50pm, Emirates Stadium

Melbourne City Vs Adelaide United

Sunday 21 January, 7:00pm, AAMI Park


The rivalry between the Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC is one of the fiercest in the A-League and they will do battle again in Melbourne on Australia Day.

Coffs Harbour will be treated to a rare A-League game when Newcastle face Melbourne City on Friday night and there are a host of big games spread right throughout the weekend.

We have closely analysed every game in the A-League this season and you can find our thoughts on every single clash below.

Melbourne Victory Vs Sydney FC

Thursday 26 January, 6:50pm, Etihad Stadium

Melbourne Victory 1 - Sydney FC 2

The Melbourne Victory have lost two games on the trot, but they will still go into this clash with Sydney FC as clear favourites.

Melbourne were very disappointing against the Perth Glory  last weekend and they have now won six of their past 12 games as home favourites for a clear loss.

Sydney FC returned to winning form with a typically professional effort against Adelaide United and they are still yet to lose a game this season.

One position in which Sydney FC have struggled over the past 12 months is as away underdogs and they have not won any of their four games in this scenario.

They have drawn two of their past four games in that situation and backing the draw in every Melbourne Victory game this season has proven to be a profitable play.

Back The Draw @ $3.40

Newcastle Jets Vs Melbourne City

Friday 27 January, 6:50pm, Coffs International Stadium

Newcastle Jets 2 - Melbourne City 1

Newcastle Jets have elected to move their home game to Coffs Harbour and it is Melbourne City that will start this clash as clear favourites.

Melbourne City have struggled away from home over the past 12 months and they have won just one of their past seven games as away favourites for a big loss.

Newcastle are not playing at Hunter Stadium this weekend, but they will still have the support of the crowd and this is generally when they produce their best football.

The Jets have won four of their past nine games as home underdogs for a clear profit and their record against Melbourne City is fairly strong.

I can’t get Melbourne City anywhere near as short as their current price and the Jets do represent genuine value at their current price.

Back Newcastle To Win @ $3.80

Central Coast Mariners Vs Perth Glory

Saturday 28 January, 4:35pm, Central Coast Stadium

Central Coast Mariners 2 - Perth Glory 0

Perth Glory produced one of their best performances of the season to beat Melbourne Victory last weekend and they will start this clash as the punter’s elect.

Perth have not lost a game in 2017 and they improved their record to 2-2 as away favourites for a narrow profit.

Central Coast produced an improved effort against Melbourne City last weekend, but they still came away from the game with nothing and have lost seven of their past eight games.

Winning at home has proven to be a huge problem for Central Coast and they have won just one of their past 11 games as home underdogs for a huge loss.

Perth should have no problem getting the job done and they are the best value play of the weekend.

Back Perth To Win @ $2.20

Brisbane Roar Vs Western Sydney Wanderers

Saturday 28 January, 6:50pm, Suncorp Stadium

Brisbane Roar 2 - Western Sydney Wanderers 1

It is always close when the Brisbane Roar take on the Western Sydney Wanderers and that looks likely to be the case again this weekend.

Brisbane ended their losing streak with a narrow win over the Wellington Phoenix and another win this weekend would really get their season back on track.

The Roar are normally at their best at Suncorp Stadium and they have won nine of their past 13 games as home favourites for a clear profit.

Western Sydney finally returned to winning form against the Newcastle Jets last weekend and they will take confidence from the fact that they drew with the Roar at Suncorp Stadium a month ago.

The Wanderers have won just one of their past ten games as away underdogs, but they have take a point from five of these clashes and are always tough to break down.

Brisbane generally get the job done at Suncorp Stadium and this is their chance to bounce back in front of their home fans.

Back Brisbane To Win @ $2.25

Adelaide United Vs Wellington Phoenix

Sunday 29 January, 4:00pm, Coopers Stadium

Adelaide United 2 - Wellington 2

Adelaide United continue to struggle for consistency in the A-League, but they will go into this clash with the Wellington Phoenix as favourites.

The Reds have won six of their past 16 games as home favourites for a narrow loss and they have been a very tough team to trust from a betting perspective this season.

Wellington has their winning run ended by the Brisbane Roar last weekend, but it is fair to say that they have played some quality football over the past month.

The Phoenix have won three of their past ten games as away underdogs for a profit, but they are also a tough team to trust.

This is a match that the market looks to have got just about right from a betting standpoint and I am happy to stay out.

No Bet