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A-League Round 4 Review: Perth continue Glory-ous start to the season

Mon, Nov 12, 8:20pm by Staff Writer

The Perth Glory have maintained a clean sheet in their win-loss tally for season 2018/19 by accounting for FFA Cup winners Adelaide United in an away fixture at Coopers Stadium on Sunday.

Captain Andy Keogh was able to break the deadlock between the two sides in the 73rd minute to record a goal in his fourth consecutive game for the season before Christopher Ikonomidis sealed the victory in the 90th minute to see the Glory 2-0 victors.

The result sees Perth firm in the season outright betting market to $6, having been priced at $7 last round, while Adelaide moves from $10 to $11.

Victory cruise to 4-1 win over the Mariners

The talk of the A-League heading into the season, the Melbourne Victory, appeared to have finally found their feet this season, with their stunning performance on Sunday night against the Central Coast Mariners.

Playing in front of their home fans at AAMI Park, the Victory surged to a 3-0 lead at half-time and were led by their captain and marquee player, Keisuke Honda, who opened the scoring in the 30th minute.

James Troisi (35th minute) and Corey Brown (45 + 2) were also able to register goals before the conclusion of the half.

Mario Shabow was able to claw one back for the visitors in the 62nd minute, but a late goal by Joshua Hope in added time (90 + 4) saw the Victory finish a convincing 4-1 winner.

The result sees Melbourne Victory shorten to a $4.33 second favourite, in from $5.00 last week. The Mariners drift further to a $71 chance, previously priced at $56 last round.

Sydney FC leaves Newcastle with a point

Last season’s first and second placed sides after the home and away season did battle on Saturday night at the MacDonald Jones Stadium, with the Newcastle Jets hosting Sydney FC.

Alex Brosque was able to get the visitors off to an early lead, scoring in the 20th minute which saw the Sky Blues a 1-0 leader at half time.

With the game close to sealed for Sydney, Nick Cowburn rescued the home team with a header from a Dimitri Petratos free kick to level the scores in the 87th minute, with 1-1 the final score.

Sydney FC remain the favourite in outright betting for the season at $3.10 which remains the same as last round. Newcastle remain a $15 chance with their performance over the weekend providing some level of optimism for their fans.

Melbourne City account for the Phoenix

Melbourne City proved too good for the Wellington Phoenix on Friday night in their home fixture at AAMI Park.

Ritchie de Laet opened the scoring in the 9th minute for the City, with the goal the only scored for the half.

Bruno Fornaroli was able to add another to the City’s tally in the 59th minute, with the final scoreline reading 2-0.

Despite the win, the City drift slightly to a $5.00 premiership chance from $4.50, which may be due to the Victory’s 4-1 result over the Mariners a couple of night’s later.

Wellington are at $76 in outright betting, having been at $71 the previous round.

The other result for the round saw the Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar play to a 2-2 draw at the Glen Willow Sporting Field.

A-League Championship Odds

Sydney FC  $3.10

Melbourne Victory $4.33

Melbourne City $5

Perth Glory $6

Adelaide United $11

Western Sydney Wanderers $11

Newcastle Jets $15

Brisbane Roar $26

Central Coast Mariners $71

Wellington Phoenix $76

*See full betting markets here

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