Round Twelve Preview (Hyundai A-League)
Round Twelve of the A-League promises to be a fascinating 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.
Roar v Glory Preview
The Roar have been decimated by injury. Luckily for The Roar, their goal keeper Young, has kept them competitive. The Glory have some key inclusions, comprising of striker Keogh. It should be a close contest with both sides competing for a top six spot.
Roar Game Changer: Jamie Young
Glory Game Changer: Shane Lowry
My Prediction: Roar
Jets v Wanderers Preview
Both teams have blooded youngster this Season. The Jets have brought in young gun Chapenness, while, the Wanderers won last Round with youngsters Keanu Baccus and Aspro performing as if they were seasoned veterans. Dimitri Petratos has been a revelation for the Jets, he must be in the running for a Socceroos spot. The Jets are fighting for the Premiers plat, whereas the Wanderers are competing for a top six spot.
Jets Game Changer: Dimitri Petratos
Wanderers Game Changer: Keanu Baccus
My Prediction: Jets
Phoenix v Sky Blues Preview
On paper this game is a forgone conclusion with the Sky Blues clear favourites, however, it may prove to be a danger game, with the Phoenix playing at home and having nothing to lose. Time will tell how the departure of Dario and Rado Vidosic will impact on them.
Phoenix Game Changer: Alex Rufer
Sky Blues Game Changer: Josh Brillante
My Prediction: Phoenix
City v Victory Preview
The Melbourne Derby should be an interesting game if you go by the two clubs ladder position. City sits in third place, while Victory is in fifth position following collecting a pivotal three points away to the Roar. The game should be a tough, tight contest.
City Game Changer: Luke Brattan
Victory Game Changer: Leroy George
My Prediction: City
Reds v Mariners Preview
It’s fourth against seventh and in my view the Reds should win this match, because they are extremely well coached. The Reds showed their quality by reaching the final of the FFA Cup. The Mariners sit just outside the top six so the Reds will have to be on the top of their game.
Reds Game Changer: Ben Garuccio
Mariners Game Changer: Antony Golec
My Prediction: Reds