Round Sixteen Preview (Hyundai A-League)
Round Sixteen of the A-League promises to be a good test of the squad depths of the ten teams involved. The salary cap makes it tough for the teams to play at an adequate standard. Despite that, all five games should be interesting, with the Reds and the Sky Blues the pick of the bunch in my opinion. Last Round of the A-League there was at least two goals per game; If that trend continues this Round it promises to be an exciting Round of football for the neutral.
Jets v Roar Preview
Given the injury lists of both teams, this game promises to be an interesting one. This fixture will test the depth of both sides involved.
Jets Game Changer: Jason Hoffman
Roar Game Changer: Fahid Ben Khalfallah
My Prediction: Jets
Phoenix v Wanderers Preview
The Phoenix are coming off a rare win, while the Wanderers played a score draw last Round. The Phoenix have their full complement available and also have home ground advantage. It would be good to see the Phoenix claim the three points here, as they are last, it will make the A-League more unpredictable.
Phoenix Game Changer: Matthew Ridenton
Wanderers Game Changer: Roly Bonevacia
My Prediction: Phoenix
Victory v Glory Preview
Both teams are coming off losses. The Victory lost to bottom placed Phoenix, while the Glory have conceded eleven goals in their last three games. There should be goals in this encounter, making it a good game to watch for the impartial.
Victory Game Changer: Kosta Barbarouses
Glory Game Changer: Alex Grant
My Prediction: Glory
Mariners v City Preview
The Mariners form has been relatively poor lately leaving them in eighth place on the ladder. City have gone under the radar, sitting in third place on the ladder. Hopefully there are goals in this one.
Mariners Game Changer: Antony Golec
City Game Changer: Luke Brattan
My Prediction: City
Reds v Sky Blues Preview
The Reds sit in fourth place, while the Sky Blues are top of the ladder. In my opinion this is a danger game for the Sky Blues, coming up against a well coached Reds outfit. The game is also a home game for the Reds.
Reds Game Changer: Ryan Strain
Sky Blues Game Changer: Brandon O’Neill
My Prediction: Reds
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