Sydney FC’s 10-game winning streak in the Australian A-League has opened up a 13-point lead at the top and has Steve Corica’s side on course to win back-to-back league titles.
A home game versus midtable Western Sydney Wanderers should be another three points from the runaway leaders. The bookmakers agree with this statement, giving odds of 4/6 for a home victory.
Adam Le Fondre is the hitman up top for Sydney, currently leading the top scorer charts with his 15 goals; two more than Melbourne City’s Jamie MacLaren.
Eyes are now focused on the teams chasing second place and automatic qualification to the finals series as only three points separate the second from fifth.
Melbourne City currently hold the keys to second place but have played a game more than the chasing pack, with just a single point lead over Perth Glory.
The Melbourne derby takes place at AAMI Park this weekend as the Victory are rolling into town. Erick Mombaerts’ side is the favourite but is slightly odds against at 21/20. You can see all A-league betting odds here to get a better idea of who is expected to pick up three points this weekend.
City have won just one of their last four games in the league even though Victory ended a three-game losing streak with a 2-2 draw at Perth Glory last weekend. They are ninth place out of the 11 teams in the table.
Perth Glory will be hoping for City to drop points on Friday for the opportunity to leapfrog into the second spot hours later. They will finish the Friday night at home with a game with Wellington Phoenix, who are directly below them in the league.
So far, the Phoenix is the surprise package of the season. Bookmakers believe any points at HBF Park on Friday would be a bonus as Perth is the 3/4 favourite.
One team who will be looking to take advantage of dropped points by the teams above them this weekend is Adelaide United. On a three-game wining streak, Adelaide travel to Brisbane Roar on Saturday with the hosts on the outside looking in at a place in the final series.
There should be lots of goals again this weekend in Australia’s top division. You can expect the table to look a lot different this coming Sunday with how tight it is heading into the weekend.