The Scout: A-League Week 25

Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners

Newcastle Jets (9th) have lost three of their last four matches while Central Coast (8th) are pushing for a late finals berth, losing just once in nine matches.

It may be too little too late for Central Coast who are now only three points shy of a top six spot, but they will welcome the opportunity to play the Jets who are an inconsistent side all season. There have been at least four goals scored in each of the Mariners’ last four matches and it looks likely that this trend continues.

Suggested Bet: Over 3.5 Goals @ $2.70*

Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers

Wellington Phoenix (5th) come into this match following a devastating 4-0 loss to the Central Coast Mariners and need to bounce back against a Western Sydney Wanderers (10th) side who are undefeated in their last three matches.

Wellington enters this fixture in 5th position and on 33 points. This creates a must-win scenario for them, with Sydney FC (31 points) and Central Coast (30 points) nipping at their heels. Phoenix should relish playing at McLennan Park in Auckland and the chance to put on a show for their home faithful.

Suggested Bet: Wellington Phoenix to Win @ $2.25*

Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory

Brisbane (11th) broke their three-game losing streak with an impressive 2-0 win over the Newcastle Jets. Melbourne Victory (3rd) are fast becoming a favourite for the A-League title after another victory last matchday, leaving them unbeaten in 12 straight fixtures.

Tony Popovic has his side building at the right time of the season. What makes them so good is their defense, conceding just 21 goals for the season, the lowest mark of any team in the league.

Suggested Bet: Melbourne Victory to Win @ $2.50*

*Odds correct as at 12pm, 22nd April 2022.

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