Mon, Oct 30, 11:49am by Staff Writer
Four weeks of the 2017-18 Hyundai A-League are done and dusted. Melbourne City secured a 2-0 win in Adelaide on the weekend, and remain the only undefeated team in this year’s competition.
In the history of the A-League, three teams have previously gone 4-0 through their first four games. Each of those teams have won the A-League title. Could this be Melbourne City’s year?
After their start, City have shortened from $4.33 into $3.75 to win this year’s title.
The team they defeated on Saturday night, despite making their second FFA Cup final mid-week have drifted from $12 out to $17 this week at Sportsbet.
Wellington Phoenix let slip a three goal advantage against the struggling Brisbane Roar in Wellington on Saturday night.
After a blistering first 20 minutes, Phoenix looked certain to secure their first victory of the season.
That was not to be however, as a desperate Roar side salvaged a point from their trip to Wellington.
Wellington are out from $61 to $81 in the outright market, with the Roar surprisingly seeing some support, in from $31 to $26 this week.
On Friday night, Sydney FC got the better of Perth Glory by a score of 2-0.
Sydney missed an early penalty, but earned a second chance and Bobo made no mistake at the second time of asking.
A late goal to the Sky Blues ensured they registered another win this season.
They still remain the favourites to win the 2017-18 A-League championship, shortening with every passing week.
After opening last week at $2.70, they have come in 10 cents to $2.60 at Sportsbet.
Perth Glory have moved out from $11 into $13. They have played three of their first four matches on the road and should be expected to turn their form around with an upcoming run of home games.
After a midweek FFA Cup loss, Western Sydney travelled to Newcastle and secured a 1-1 draw with the Jets.
The Wanderers would have been happy with the result, given the fact they had played three games in eight days.
They have remained steady at $8.50 in the outright market this week.
The Wanderers offer the best value in the outright market at the moment, particularly after their strong recent results against Sydney FC during the past two seasons.
Newcastle are out to $12, from $11 last week.
In the rounds final match, Central Coast Mariners looked to pull off the shock of the season after they took a 1-0 lead against Melbourne Victory.
It took Victory less than six minutes to strike back however, and despite the bulk of possession, they were only able to conjur a 1-1 draw.
That result leaves Victory winless after four games. Their outright odds have suffered as a result, out to $6 from $5.50 last week.
They are now clearly third in the line of outright betting, after being second to start the season, behind Sydney FC.
The Mariners are the longest odds of any team to win the title this year, currently priced at $91.
A-League Outright Market
Sydney FC $2.60
Melbourne City $3.75
Melbourne Victory $6
Western Sydney Wanderers $8.50
Newcastle Jets $12
Perth Glory $13
Adelaide United $17
Brisbane Roar $26
Wellington Phoenix $81
Central Coast Mariners $91
*Odds from Sportsbet
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