Round Two Preview (Hyundai A-League)
There are some enthralling contests in Round two of the Hyundai A-League. It promises to be a tantalising weekend of football! Following a round where there was a goal in every game and a result in four of the five games there should be more attacking football this week.
Roar v Reds Preview
Both teams go into the game without a win. It should be a game that is attacking as both teams need the three points to kickstart the season. The Reds have a new look in the final third with George Blackwood, Nikola Milanusnic and John Albadson capable of providing a finished product. While, the Roar also have a new look in attack with Massimo Maccarone, Fahid Ben Khalfallah looking to score goals for the Roar.
Roar Game Changer: Joe Caletti
Reds Game Changer: George Blackwood
My Prediction: Reds
Wanderers v Mariners Preview
The Wanderers will be looking to gather momentum following collecting three points in round one. The Mariners will be endeavouring to improve on last round’s shellacking. One thing is for certain; there will be goals in this clash.
Wanderers Game Changer: Roly Bonevacia
Mariners Game Changer: Andrew Hoole
My Prediction: Wanderers
Victory v City Preview
Victory welcome back three players from international duty. It should provide manager Muscat with plenty of headaches at the selection headache. Victory were unlucky not to get anything out of last week’s game against the Sky Blues. City will be looking to maintain their momentum following a two-nil victory over the Roar.
Victory Game Changer: James Troisi
City Game Changer: Stefan Mauk
My Prediction: City
Jets v Glory Preview
The Jets will be on following a comfortable five-one victory over the Mariners. The Glory nearly got something out of the game last week against the Wanderers. They will need to improve in order to trouble the Jets.
Jets Game Changer: Roy O’Donovan
Glory Game Changer: Adam Taggart
My Prediction: Jets
Sky Blues v Phoenix Preview
This is a danger game for the Sky Blues. They struggled to beat a depleted Victory team. An improved performance will be needed for the Sky Blues to get anything out of this one. The Phoenix will welcome three players from international duty and Finkler from injury. The Sky Blues will be expecting to win this one, but they won’t want to take the Phoenix lightly.
Sky Blues Game Changer: Milos Ninkovic
Phoenix Game Changer: Michael Mcglinchey
My Prediction: Phoenix