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Sydney FC v Perth Glory Betting Tips – 29th April 2017
It’s not easy to look back on a 27 game season as merely a warm up but that’s the position that Sydney FC are in ahead of their semi final on Saturday.
The Sky Blues have been absolutely brilliant for the entire A-League season. No team came close to them as they romped to Premiers Plate success but all their hard work will amount to nothing if they cannot take that form into the Finals Series.
Sydney FC have become used to dealing with the pressure that comes from leading the table but this is a whole different ball game. They know that Perth Glory are waiting, ready to pounce on even the smallest drop off in their levels.
While Sydney FC knew they would be competing in the playoffs weeks before the home and away season ended, Perth Glory cut it a little bit more fine.
An inconsistent campaign has left them with the big ask of claiming Grand Final glory from fifth position but if their elimination final against Melbourne City last week was anything to go by, Kenny Lowe’s men are fully committed and believe that they can triumph against the odds.
Glory turned up to AAMI Park last weekend with a plan. They may have been the underdogs given the talent at City’s disposal but Glory were physical, competitive and ruthless from the outset. They also displayed an impressive amount of technical ability with Diego Castro particularly impressive.
The Spanish playmaker scored one and set up another in the 2-0 win and he’ll be firmly on Sydney FC’s radar. Perth Glory are far from a one man team though so the home side must prepare themselves for the physical nature of the match to have any chance of winning at Allianz Stadium.
Perth Glory are, understandably, talking a big game ahead of Saturday’s match. They want Sydney FC to be worried about what awaits them. The main problem with that approach is the Sky Blues’ wonderful record against Glory this season.
Graham Arnold’s men won each of their three meetings with Perth Glory but that only tells half of the story. Sydney FC scored 11 goals and only conceded two in those games so it certainly looks as though the visitors are up against it.
When you factor in home advantage and the fact that the Sky Blues are nicely rested, you’ve got to think that the odds of $1.45 that Sportsbet are quoting on Sydney FC to win represent good value.
If the recent head to head record behind these two points to a Sydney FC win it should also lead us in the direction of expecting goals.
These two were the highest scoring teams in the A-League during the regular season and there’s no reason to suggest that they’ll change their approach in the playoffs.
So, make sure that you have a bet on over 3.5 goals which is available at a best price of $2.10 with Palmerbet.
Sydney FC to win at $1.45 with Sportsbet
Over 3.5 goals at $2.10 with Palmerbet
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