IN the 12-year history of the A-League, no side has ever made it through the 27-game season undefeated.
Could Sydney FC be the first?
The ladder leaders have played irresistable football in the first seven games of the season, registering six wins and a draw thus far.
Sportsbet has jumped on the hype for the best ever start to an A-League season, opening a market for the Sky Blues to go another 21 weeks without tasting defeat.
Could they do it? Stranger things have happened. If you believe the perfect season is a possibility, you can get $101 at Sportsbet.
Need we remind readers about the $5000 punters could have got for a Leicester City EPL title last season?
Going through a season without losing is not unprecedented in soccer. One of the greatest English Premier League teams of all time, the 2003/04 Arsenal ‘invincibles’ dominated on the back of a masterclass from Thierry Henry on the way to the perfect season.
Funnily enough, Sydney FC are slated to play a friendly against Arsenal in 2017 – could the Sky Blues gain inspiration from the Gunners?
“Sydney have a mouth-watering friendly against Arsenal next year, but the odds aren’t in their favour of matching the famous feat achieved by the invincibles,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
“But anything is possible these days, just look at Leicester City so there’ll be a few punters willing to take those extravagant odds.”
While Sydney FC is the hottest team in the competition, punters have been left bewildered by the form of last season’s premiers, Adelaide United.
After seven weeks the reigning champions have only been able to register two draws and five losses.
If you think the woes will continue for the Reds, you can can $151 on Adelaide to finish the season without a win – another potential first for the competition.
Sydney FC and Adelaide will do battle this Saturday night at Allianz Stadium and the money is going all one way – Sydney’s.
70 per cent of punters have backed the league-leaders at $1.55 to win, while Adelaide United is friendless at $5.50. Punters can get $4.10 for a draw.
In other A-League news, BettingSite.com.au has provided a full, free, comprehensive betting guide to the match between Melbourne Victory and the Newcastle Jets and there’s also an A-League multi of the week to cash in on our best bets of the weekend.No tags for this post.