Round Nine Preview (Hyundai A-League)
In the previous round of football in the A-League there was at least two goals in every game. Incredibly there was at least four goals in four of the five games. Hopefully the attacking football being played increases the crowd figures. As the fixtures for Round Nine are all exciting, we can only be optimistic about the outcome, especially goals and entertainment.
Reds v Sky Blues Preview
If this game is as even as the FFA Cup then this promises to be a tantalising contest. The Reds are missing their two full backs in Marrone and Garuccio and in my opinion their best player in Absalonsen. That means the likes of KItto, Strain and Blackwood should get more of an opportunity. While, the Sky Blues managed to win last Round without Zullo and Ninkovic. Hopefully the game manages to live up to its hype.
Reds Game Changer: Ryan Kitto
Sky Blues Game Changer: Andrew Redmayne
My Prediction: Sky Blues
Wanderers v Roar Preview
The Wanderers have only picked up one point from the available six on offer in their past two fixtures under the reign of Gombau. The Roar have only won one game out of eight games this Season, however, they have got something out of four of the eight games that they have played. That’s a good result given their injury list. The Wanderers are missing their Captain Cornthwaite, while, the Roar are missing North, Devere, Brown and Papadopoulos from their defences. The Roar are also missing key player Kristensen and Holman. Hopefully that makes for an open and exciting high scoring contest.
Wanderers Game Changer: Raul Llorente
Roar Game Changer: Eric Bautheac
My Prediction: Wanderers
Jets v City Preview
The Jets have been playing some scintillating football this Season. This week will be challenging for them missing at least five key players, with Hoffman another one who is another one battling to be fit for the weekend’s game. That has given Petratos, Champness and Nabbout have had to step up. It will be interesting to see what happens with City; this week they parted ways with Assistant Coach Valkanis. They did manage to win three out of the first four games this season, but they have lost three of the past four games. Football is a funny game. This match promises to be an intriguing one; It features second place Jets against third place City.
Jets Game Changer: Dimitri Petratos
City Game Changer: Michael Jakobsen
My Prediction: Jets
Phoenix v Victory Preview
At the moment the Victory are fighting not to be the wooden spooners, with many feeling they should be in the mix for the Premiers Plate and the A-League Title. Incredibly the Victory have managed to score equal the least number of goals, with nine goals having been scored. Meanwhile, the Phoenix have conceded the most amount of goals with seventeen. This promises to be a fascinating game with both teams needing the three points on offer.
Phoenix Game Changer: Michael Mcglinchey
Victory Game Changer: Kosta Barbarouses
My Prediction: Phoenix
Mariners v Glory Preview
This fixture promises to be an attacking affair with the Glory managing three goals and the Mariners finishing the match with four goals. They sit fifth and sixth on the ladder respectively. Both teams should look to score lots of goals if last week is anything to go by. This should be an enthralling contest.
Mariners Game Changer: Andrew Hoole
Glory Game Changer: Alex Grant
My Prediction: Mariners