A-League Round 3 My Preview
The Third round of football in the A-League should be an entertaining one. None of the ten teams in the competition have won both games, while only the Victory have lost both games. Four teams remain undefeated, while six teams are yet to claim an elusive three points. Once again all the five games are interesting.
My Choice of a definite winner for this Round: Reds
Friday Night Game
City v Sky Blues
This game features two teams that are both undefeated collecting four of the six points on offer in the first two games of the season. The Sky Blues were outstanding in the derby last weekend and put in a descent performance in the FFA Cup final. On paper this is an intriguing clash; hopefully that means that this is an exciting contest.
City Game Changer: Kearyn Baccus
Sky Blues Game Changer: Brandon O’neill
My Prediction: Sky Blues
Saturday Night Games
Phoenix v Wanderers
The Phoenix will look to continue the momentum that they have built in the first two rounds of the season with a good opportunity to maintain their unbeaten run against the Wanderers. The Wanderers won’t have manager Markus Babbel on the bench with the German serving a one game touchline ban following his reaction to a contentious decision that resulted in a goal for the Wanderers being ruled out.
Phoenix Game Changer: Liberato Cacace
Wanderers Game Changer: Ruon Tongyik
My Prediction: Phoenix
Jets v Victory
This game will see Ernie Merrick coach against the Victory; a club that he managed very successfully. Both teams will be looking for their first win of the season; it should be a cracking attacking contest.
Jets Game Changer: Dimi Petratos
Victory Game Changer: James Troisi
My Prediction: Jets
Glory v Roar
Both teams involved in this contest are undefeated. The Glory are coming off a morale boosting win over the Victory, while the Roar had a scoreless draw against the Phoenix last weekend.
Glory Game Changer: Chris Ikonomidis
Roar Game Changer: Stefan Mauk
My Prediction: Glory
Mariners v Reds
The Mariners and the Reds haven’t a lost a game in the first two games of the season. The Reds will be looking to replicate their form from the FFA Cup Final, while the Mariners will be looking for their first victory of the season.
Mariners Game Changer: Matt Simon
Reds Game Changer: Michael Jakobsen
My Prediction: Reds