Perth Glory v Sydney FC - A League Betting Tips 18-04-2019

Published: 17.04.2019
Perth Glory clinched the 2018-19 A-League Premiers Plate on Sunday but their attention will immediately turn to their next task. The Glory travel east to play Sydney FC at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Thursday night in what could be a potential grand final preview.

Sydney FC v Perth Glory A-League Preview

The Glory were looking shaky for a while there, but have returned to form with two easy wins over Central Coast and Newcastle. The big question now for head coach Tony Popovic is can the Glory afford to take the foot off the pedal or do they need to show their best form against a potential grand final opponent?

Sydney FC certainly can’t afford to approach this game with anything less than 100% effort. They are currently in pole position for second but are only two points ahead of Melbourne Victory and have an inferior goal difference. Anything other than a win over the Glory could take the battle for second place and finals home advantage out of Sydney FC’s hands.

Sydney v Perth Glory Betting Tips

Sydney FC thought they had said goodbye to Jubilee Oval a couple of months ago, but they will return there for one last time after ditching the SCG because of concerns over the pitch quality. The Sky Blues played seven times at Jubilee earlier this season, losing their first two and winning their last five. These teams have met twice this season, both times in Perth, with the ledger at one win apiece. Sydney FC have more to play for this Thursday night, and for that reason they’re well-valued at 2.37 at bet365.

Both the previous matches between these teams involved multiple goals, with Sydney FC winning 2-1 in December and Perth Glory winning 3-1 in January. Sydney have conceded goals in each of their last four matches. Unibet is paying 1.58 for both teams to score in the A-League match of the round on Thursday night.