PERTH Glory have shortened to $5 in the A-League outright betting at Sportsbet.com.au.
Tony Popovic’s men extended their unbeaten run to five games with their 3-2 win over Central Coast Mariners and now hold a four-point advantage at the top of the table.
Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC share the top line of title betting at $4 apiece, with Melbourne City still in the mix at $6 despite their upset loss to Brisbane Roar last weekend.
What’s on the cards for round six?
Let’s take a look at the match odds and best bets for this week’s games in the 2018/19 A-League season.
A-League Multi of the Week – Round 6
- Adelaide United to win
- Sydney FC to win
- Melbourne Victory to win
- Perth Glory to win
Adelaide United vs. Brisbane Roar
7:20pm ACST Friday, November 30 at Coopers Stadium
Adelaide’s strengths were on full display in their 3-1 victory over Wellington Phoenix in NZ.
Ken Ilsö grabbed headlines with a brace of goals, but it was the classy passing of Isais and the twin crossing threats of Craig Goodwin and Ryan Kitto that did the real damage.
Stopping that quality of service will be the key focus for a Roar side fresh of its first win of the season.
Talismanic forward Adam Taggart was at the double as Brisbane stunned Melbourne City to jump into the top six.
John Aliosi’s men are fighters, to be sure, but United look hard to beat on their own patch.
Central Coast Mariners vs. Sydney FC
5:35pm AEDT Saturday, December 1 at Central Coast Stadium
Sydney FC $1.62
Sydney find themselves on the third rung of the ladder after losing Sunday’s Big Blue at Jubilee Oval.
Star striker Adam Le Fondre kept them in it with a first-half equaliser, cleaning up his own missed penalty to notch his fifth goal of the season.
It proved a futile gesture as Melbourne Victory ran out 2-1 winners, but now the Sky Blues have a golden opportunity to bounce back.
The Mariners are sinking fast, last week’s loss to Perth leaving them bottom of the table with no wins from five games.
For Sydney and head coach Steve Corica, only a dominant win in Gosford will do.
Melbourne Victory vs. Western Sydney Wanderers
7:50pm AEDT Saturday, December 1 at Marvel Stadium
It seems an age ago that the Victory were floundering at the foot of the table after starting the season with back-to-back defeats.
Their off-season recruitment is now paying dividends, however, with Ola Toivonen and Keisuke Honda both on the score sheet against Sydney.
Now the reigning champions play host to a Wanderers outfit that is desperate to put some points on the board and keep up with the early pace.
Markus Babbel’s mob have missed two big opportunities at home in the last two rounds, drawing 2-2 with Brisbane before gifting Newcastle Jets their first win of the campaign.
On form alone, this is very much Victory’s game to lose.
Wellington Phoenix vs. Perth Glory
7pm NZDT Sunday, December 2 at Westpac Stadium
The Glory are absolutely flying.
Conceding two goals to the bottom side will have annoyed coach Popovic, but the attacking threat from back to front is there for all to see.
The trip to New Zealand is one of the toughest in Australian sports, although recent results across the ditch should put Perth in an optimistic mood.
The Phoenix have not registered a point at home since the first round, when they beat an out-of-sorts Newcastle, and are yet to keep a clean sheet at the Westpac.
At $2.30 odds for the win, the league leaders are the obvious value bet for round six.
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