The Australian A-League regular season is almost over, with only 2 rounds left to be played. The first placed and A-League Premiers winners, Sydney FC, will host the 6th placed Western United, counting for the 26th round. Let’s break these team’s stats into pennies!
Sydney FC are on top of the table with 53 points, resulting from 16W – 5L – 4D. They possess the best attack and defense in the league, 48 goals scored and 23 conceded. The home team is 9 points clear from the second-placed Melbourne City; therefore they have nothing to lose from the remaining 2 rounds. In the last 5 rounds, Sydney FC registered 1W – 2D – 2L, and only scored 6 goals and conceded 7; failing to keep a clean sheet in all the 5 rounds. Actually, they have had a poor performance for the last 10 rounds, winning just 3, drawing 4 and losing 3. However, they have a good home record; they have managed to collect 28 points at Leichhardt Ova, a result of 9W – 1D – 2L.
On the other hand, we have the 6th placed Western United with 36 points, fighting to keep their current spot which qualifies them to participate in the finals series playoffs. They have a record of 11W – 3D – 10L, and a +10 goal difference (43 goals scored and 33 conceded). Western United’s current form consists of 4W – 0D – 1L, which indicates their commitment to their goal. The visitors have collected 20 points from 36 points disputed. Western United’s attack line has proven to be clinical in front of goals, scoring 14 goals in the last 5 rounds.
Sydney FC are already in the semi-finals, so we expect less action from them; whereas the visitors can’t afford to lose points at this stage. Taking into consideration the visitors’ need to collect points and the home team’s poor performance, I will make a safe bet on the Double Chance market, backing Western United to win or draw. In order to enjoy the best odds in the market, sign-up on the best betting software!