A-League 2019/20- Round 4 My Preview
The opening 3 Rounds of the A-League were entertaining due to the fact that there weren’t any one-sided games from a scoreboard perspective with no game having a margin of more than 1 goal, which is quite a remarkable stat. The A-League has a chance to have bigger attendances and viewership, given as it stands it’s a closely fought competition with little separating the best team from the worst. There are 5 good games on paper in Round 4, that have the potential to show what an incredible sport that football is.
Team with Round 4 Bye: Adelaide United
My Choice of a definite winner for this Round: Wellington Phoenix
Friday Night Game
Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets
This should be a quality game of football, with no definitive winner in this game. Newcastle Jets may be languishing near the bottom of the ladder, but I think that their coach, Ernie Merrick can turn that around. On the other hand, Sydney FC have won 2 of their opening 3 games. Both teams are coming off a loss in Round 3, so they will both be hungry for the 3 points.
Sydney FC Game Changer: Andrew Redmayne
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Jason Hoffman
My Prediction: Newcastle Jets
Saturday Evening Game
Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar
Western Sydney Wanderers are unbeaten after the opening 3 Rounds of the A-League, despite having a poor game in Round 3. Brisbane Roar sit in 10th place on the ladder and will be desperate for a win. Expect both teams to be looking for an improved performance on their Round 3 display.
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Daniel Lopar
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Aiden O’Neill
My Prediction: Western Sydney Wanderers
Saturday Night Game
Melbourne Victory v Western United
It’s 6th and 5th on the ladder in this one; both teams will be looking to stay in the top 6. Both teams have displayed that they have various weaknesses and on the other end of the spectrum they have some attacking weapons. Most of all this is Western United’s 2nd game in a week against Victorian opposition, so it will be interesting to see how they respond to losing to Melbourne City.
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Elvis Kamsoba
Western United Game Changers: Filip Kurto
My Prediction: Melbourne Victory
Sunday Afternoon Game
Melbourne City v Wellington Phoenix
Melbourne City will have to cope without Jamie Maclaren, who is unavailable through injury, which will be a test of their depth as they have relied heavily on Maclaren in the opening 3 Rounds of the A-League. Wellington Phoenix have played well, but just haven’t got the results. I expect them to win this game as they are due a result as they have played some good football, despite sitting last on the table.
Melbourne City Game Changer: Scott Galloway
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Ben Waine
My Prediction: Wellington Phoenix
Sunday Afternoon Game
Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners
This is going to be an intriguing game of football to watch as both teams will see this as a winnable game. Perth Glory will be looking to cement their spot near the top of the table, while the Central Coast Mariners will be searching for their 1st win of the Season.
Perth Glory Game Changer: Diego Castro
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Matt Simon
My Prediction: Central Coast Mariners