Round Six Preview (Hyundai A-League)
The A-League has started with attacking football being played. Incredibly there has been at least one goal scored in every game in the first three games. All five games this week are intriguing. All five games are interesting as in my opinion all teams are evenly matched in the five matches.
Mariners v Sky Blues Preview
The Mariners have failed to register a win this season, while the Sky Blues haven’t had a loss this season! The Sky Blues controlled the game last week, but only had one goal to show for their dominance. The Mariners left Suncorp with a point, but failed to have any end product in the final third.
Mariners Game Changer: Wout Brama
Sky Blues Game Changer: Andrew Redmayne
My Prediction: Sky Blues
Reds v Jets Preview
The Jets go into the game as one of three unbeaten teams in the League. They have played an attacking brand of football scoring an impressive thirteen goals in five games. Meanwhile the Reds have been in every game they have played; they have been extremely competitive and can consider themselves unlucky to have only one win from five rounds of football. This match may well prove to be an attacking, exciting game for the neutral; As all Ernie Merrick coached teams are.
Reds Game Changer: George Blackwood
Jets Game Changer: Roy O’Donovan
My Prediction: Jets
Victory v Roar Preview
Remarkably both of these teams have failed to collect three points from all of their matches. However, the Victory have registered three draws, while the Roar have had two draws. The Victory are without three players due to international duty and one player due to suspension. They lose key players Barbarouses, Troisi and Milligan. However, they do welcome back star striker Berisha from suspension; Could this make the Victory more potent in attack or will they be one dimensional? Only time will tell.
Victory Game Changer: Leroy George
Roar Game Changer: Eric Bautheac
My Prediction: Draw
Phoenix v Glory Preview
Up until last week the Phoenix have been in every game that they have played. Unfortunately, last week was a letdown. They do get back key defenders Galloway and Rossi. While the Glory dominated the balance of play against the Reds, but only managed a solitary goal in a game that should have been over in the first half. It should be an intriguing game for the neutral with the Phoenix a different prospect when playing at home having drawn both home games this season.
Phoenix Game Changer: Roy Krishna
Glory Game Changer: Diego Castro
My Prediction: Draw
City v Wanderers Preview
Both teams will see this game as a possible three points. This should bring about an attacking style of football. Remarkably the Wanderers are unbeaten in the first five rounds of the competition without astute manager Tony Popovic. City were outplayed by Sky Blues despite only losing by one goal. They will look to bounce back. It should be a good game to watch with both teams being title aspirants.
City Game Changer: Stefan Mauk
Wanderers Game Changer: Mark Bridge
My Prediction: Wanderers