A-League 2019/20- Round 2 My Preview
The second Round of the A-League should be an interesting one; expect five close games if the results from the opening Round of the A-League Season are a trend and not an aberration. The type of football that’s played needs to improve a bit on Round 1 if this Season is to be a success and if the A-League is to grow into a strong competition and if football is going to be more intriguing to watch from a neutral spectator’s perspective!
Team with Round 2 Bye: Brisbane Roar
My Choice of a definite winner for this Round: Melbourne Victory
Friday Night Game
Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers
This should be a good game of football to watch with Melbourne Victory playing fairly well in the Melbourne Derby despite the game being a scoreless draw. Western Sydney Wanderers had a win in Round 1, despite not playing their best football. Expect Melbourne Victory to control the tempo of this game if last week is any indication.
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Ola Toivonen
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Daniel Georgevski
My Prediction: Melbourne Victory
Saturday Evening Game
Western United v Perth Glory
This could be a tightly fought contest as Western United had a win in Round 1 and the Perth Glory also got a result in the opening Round; all be it a draw. Hopefully the fact that Western United got a win in the opening Round of the A-League can help attract fans of the new club to attend their first home game. Perth Glory will be looking to bounce back following a poor second half in Round 1.
Western United Game Changer: Connor Pain
Perth Glory Game Changer: Alex Grant
My Prediction: Perth Glory
Saturday Night Game
Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle Jets
Central Coast Mariners will want to continue on from their display in the opening Round; they played well, even though they lost the game, obviously they will want a different result. The Newcastle Jets will be tough to beat though, as Ernie Merrick is a good manager.
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Tommy Oar
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Matthew Ridenton
My Prediction: Newcastle Jets
Sunday Afternoon Game
Melbourne City v Adelaide United
Melbourne City began life under new manger Erick Mombaerts with an entertaining draw, as the game was played at a high tempo, despite it being a scoreless draw. Adelaide United played reasonably well even though they left their game against Sydney FC empty handed. With Jamie Maclaren back from Socceroos duty expect City to be too good for Adelaide.
Melbourne City Game Changer: Jamie Maclaren
Adelaide United Game Changer: Ryan Kitto
My Prediction: Melbourne City
Sunday Night Game
Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix
This is going to be a tough game for Sydney FC, as they are expected to win it and Wellington Phoenix weren’t bad in terms of their performance in the opening Round. Wellington could cause an upset in this game.Sydney FC Game Changer: Alex Wilkinson
Sydney FC Game Changer: Alex Wilkinson
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Liberato Cacace
My Prediction: Wellington Phoenix