Mon, Nov 13, 11:05am by Staff Writer
The sixth weekend of the 2017-18 Hyundai A-League season had everything.
The seemingly invincible Sydney FC were beaten by the lowly Central Coast Mariners 2-0 and failed to score for the first time this season.
That result has seen Sydney FC’s outright price drift slightly out to $2.60 from $2.40.
For the Mariners, they have seen support moving from $81 to $61 in a matter of weeks.
Melbourne Victory looked set to get their first three points of the season when they took the lead late against the Brisbane Roar.
A simple Brett Holman finish in the 84th minute denied the Victory though, who will be disappointed not to come away with three points after dominating large parts of the second half.
With Victory still winless through six games, their outright odds continue to drift. They are out to $6.50 this week from $6.
The Roar also continue to drift but by greater margins each week. Brisbane are out to $34 at Sportsbet to win the 2017-18 A-League season.
It was a goal fest in Wellington on Sunday afternoon, where the Wellington Phoenix posted their first win of the season with a resounding 5-2 win over Perth Glory.
Perth were shocking in defence and will need to pick up their game away from home if they are to make an impact on this seasons competition.
Outright bettors weren’t deterred by a loss though, with Perth having travelled over 5,000 miles for the trip to Wellington. Their outright odds have actually shortened on the back of that result, in to $11 from $12 last week.
Adelaide United were once again disappointing on Saturday night, losing 2-1 at home to Newcastle.
The Reds have now lost three in a row and will be looking to get back on track against the Mariners in Gosford on Friday night.
Adelaide’s outright odds have drifted from $18 out to $23 as a result of another week where they have taken no points.
Newcastle continues to go from strength to strength under coach Ernie Merrick. The Novocastrians have shortened to their lowest outright price all season at $9 on Sportsbet.
Melbourne City had a number of chances to put Western Sydney to the sword on Sunday night but failed to do so.
Scottish striker Ross McCormack missed two open headers inside the six-yard box and his curling free kick was just saved by Wanderers keep Vedran Janjetovic.
It wasn’t to be for City, as they conceded a sloppy goal and despite scoring one of their own, had to settle for a draw on Sunday night.
City are still clearly the second favourite team to win the title this season at $4, in from $4.33 last weekend after Sydney FC’s loss on Friday night.
For the Wanderers, five draws in a row has meant their outright odds have remained steady for the most part this season.
The Wanderers are now $9 out from $8.50 last weekend.
A-League Outright Market
Sydney FC $2.60
Melbourne City $4
Melbourne Victory $6.50
Western Sydney Wanderers $9
Newcastle Jets $9
Perth Glory $11
Adelaide United $23
Brisbane Roar $34
Central Coast Mariners $61
Wellington Phoenix $91
*Odds from Sportsbet
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