Round Ten Preview (Hyundai A-League)
Round Ten of the A-League promises to be an intriguing one. Remarkably all five games are made up of two evenly matched teams, irrespective of their position on the ladder. It follows a round where there was at least one goal per game, if that trend continues then this round of football promises to be an entertaining spectacle for the neutral supporter.
Victory v Reds Preview
Victory had their second win of the Season with a character building comeback win against the Phoenix where they pegged back a two-goal deficit. The Reds narrowly lost to the Sky Blues one-nil without both starting wing backs not available last week, in Marrone and Garuccio. If both teams play the way they did last week then it promises to be a tough contest with two teams fifth and sixth on the ladder respectively both hungry for Finals football.
Victory Game Changer: Leroy George
Reds Game Changer: Ben Garuccio
My Prediction: Reds
Roar v Phoenix Preview
Both teams had positives to take out of their last game with an undermanned Roar managing a character building win against the Wanderers, while the Phoenix managed to score two goals despite coming away with nothing. The game will be interesting with both teams having injuries, meaning fringe players will stake their claim for a starting spot.
Roar Game Changer: Eric Bautheac
Phoenix Game Changer: Matthew Ridenton
My Prediction: Phoenix
Wanderers v Sky Blues Preview
The derby promises to be an entertaining one. The Wanderers will be hungry to register three points, because they have failed to register a win under new manager Gombau. The Sky Blues have lost just one game out of the nine that they have played. It should be a tight contest as most derbies are.
Wanderers Game Changer: Kearyn Baccus
Sky Blues Game Changer: Alex Brosque
My Prediction: Wanderers
Glory v Jets Preview
The Glory are coming off a narrow loss to the Mariners. They have a lot of injuries, but would still like to take the three points on offer as it is a home game. The Jets suffered their second loss for the campaign having squandered a one-nil lead courtesy of Nabbout. The Jets have scored the most goals this Season with twenty-one goals and they have also managed to score at least one goal in every game. They certainly won’t be parking the bus. Neither will the Glory who will be have some fringe players filling in for the injured ones, who will be staking a claim to be regulars in the Glory starting line-up.
Glory Game Changer: Jeremy Walker
Jets Game Changer: Dimitri Petratos
My Prediction: Jets
City v Mariners Preview
It will be a fascinating fixture between teams that are third and fourth on the table respectively. Although City parted way with Socceroo Cahill, he had only started one game for City anyway. After winning their first four games, City have managed just one win out of their previous five fixtures. For the Mariners Okon has done a good job to get them in contention for a Top Six spot in the regular Season.
City Game Changer: Luke Brattan
Mariners Game Changer: Blake Powell
My Prediction: Mariners