A-League 2019/20- Round 3 My Preview
The opening 2 Rounds of the A-League were interesting as there weren’t any one sided games; there was a total of 4 draws from 10 games, with the other 6 games having a margin separating the 2 teams of just 1 goal. The A-League has an opportunity to grow dramatically from a popularity perspective as it has plenty of potential, given that it’s an even competition. Hopefully, Round 3 can showcase football in Australia as there are 5 intriguing games!
Team with Round 3 Bye: Central Coast Mariners
My Choice of a definite winner for this Round: Sydney FC
Friday Night Game
Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory
This should be a good game of football from a viewer’s perspective, with no definite winner in this contest. Both teams have just one point, which shows that they should both have an attacking game plan as they will both be looking to register their first win of the A-League Season.
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Stefan Mauk
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Elvis Kamsoba
My Prediction: Melbourne Victory
Saturday Evening Game
Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United
This could be a good game to watch as the Newcastle Jets and Adelaide United will both be looking for their first win of this A-League Season. Newcastle Jets have played just one A-League game this Season as they had the bye in Round 1, while Adelaide United have played 3 games in that period of time as they were involved in the FFA Cup final on Wednesday. Expect, Adelaide United to be tired and the Newcastle Jets to claim all three points.
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Matthew Ridenton
Adelaide United Game Changer: Ryan Kitto
My Prediction: Newcastle Jets
Saturday Night Game
Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC
This should be an exciting derby, as both teams are yet to drop a point in their opening 2 games. Both teams have still showed that they have possible deficiencies, despite that, so both teams will need to improve; at least one of the two teams won’t have won all 3 games in the A-League Season following this game; expect that team to be Western Sydney Wanderers.
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Keanu Baccus
Sydney FC Game Changers: Andrew Redmayne, Paulo Retre, Kosta Barbarouses
My Prediction: Sydney FC
Sunday Night Game (Wellington time)
Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory
Wellington Phoenix have played some good football in the first times, despite not getting anything out of the first 2 games in terms of points. Perth Glory haven’t lost in their first 2 games, but they haven’t lost, drawing both of their opening 2 games.
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Ben Waine
Perth Glory Game Changer: Liam Reddy
My Prediction: Melbourne City
Sunday Night Game
Western United v Melbourne City
This is going to be the first derby between these 2 teams; Western United will be eager to take advantage of the fact that Melbourne City have played the FFA Cup final on Wednesday, but I still think that Melbourne City’s game plan will be superior to that of Western United.
Western United Game Changer: Filip Kurto
Melbourne City Game Changer: Jamie Maclaren
My Prediction: Melbourne City