The regular A-League season is rapidly approaching the end and that means that finals fever is starting to take a real grip. For some, it already feels like finals season. Take Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Mitch Nichols for example. The 26-year-old told reporters “it’s essentially four finals that we’ve got now” up until the end of the season and it all begins on Sunday with the visit of Adelaide United.
Both Wanderers and Adelaide have been very impressive this season and they each have a real chance of picking up the Premiers Plate. Wanderers are level on points at the top of the ladder with Brisbane Roar while Reds are just two points off that pace. Saturday night’s match could give us a great insight into who is going to end their season in glory.
Both teams are going to be very well prepared for the match at Pirtek Stadium but you can forgive the players for having their attention elsewhere on Friday night. Roar and Melbourne City, the other two teams in the top four, go head to head in the first match of the weekend and depending on the result of that one, Wanderers and United will have a chance to get back to the summit of the A-League, a position they have both enjoyed and relinquished recently.
The bookies make Wanderers the favourites given that they are playing in front of their own fans but at a top price of 2.1 with William Hill it is clear that they are by no means going to have things all their own way. You can back Adelaide at 3.4 with Bet365 if you think they are going to take a big step towards the top of the ladder but we think that the spoils are going to be shared. The players may be telling the press that this has the feel of a finals game but they know their real job is to ensure that they are in the action when the actual finals begin and a point here would be no bad result so bet on the draw at 3.6 with Palmerbet.
At times this season both Wanderers and United have shown that they are fearsome attacking units. They will each hope that their best is yet to come and that they can hit their best form in the huge matches which are just around the corner but it may be the defences who are on top on Saturday evening. Certainly both teams will be targeting a win but will they be giving their all in pursuit of three points given that they are already in strong positions? Nobody is going to risk their participation in the finals by going hard for a 50/50 or over exerting themselves so a bet on under 2.5 goals at 2.2 with William Hill could be wise.
If you want to combine the previous two betting tips into one bigger odds pay out, make sure to check out Unibet’s correct score market as they are offering 7.5 that the match ends 1-1. Previous encounters between these two have tended to be close and you have to go back to 2014 for the last time that either one by more than one goal so a low scoring draw looks probable.
Match result draw at 3.6 with Palmerbet
Under 2.5 goals at 2.2 with William Hill
1-1 correct score at 7.5 with Unibet
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