Perth Glory v Sydney FC Betting Tips: 2 AH+0.25, 2018-12-21

Sports Betting Tips

Friday 21st December 2018
Kickoff: 1800hrs
Pick: Sydney AH+0.25
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.75 (odds taken at 11:55 GMT, 19 Dec 2018)

The Australian A-League provides us with a mouthwatering clash between league leaders Perth Glory and third placed Sydney FC at the nib Stadium in Perth with a valuable three points at stake for both clubs. Read on for our betting tips…

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Perth Glory Prediction

Perth Glory have emerged from the early rounds in the Australian top flight season as challengers for the A-League title with the western Australian club sitting top of the league with 20 points to their name so far this season.

Perth Glory have rolled back the years as they were once a dominant force in Australian top flight football, both in the old National Soccer League and the early days of the A-League, but years of mismanagement on and off the field saw The Glory decline into a regular fixture among the lower reaches of the A-League.

Glory had reached four finals of the last five seasons of the now defunct National Soccer League, but they’ve rekindled their form in this season’s A-League season, winning 6 of their last 7 matches overall. The hosts still remain unbeaten on home turf too with a record of 3-1-0 7/4 which includes wins over Brisbane Roar, Central Coast and Melbourne City.

The hosts possess midfielder Ikonomides (5 goals) and forward Keogh (4 goals) as their most likely goalscorers on Friday night.

Sydney Prediction

Sydney FC sit in third place of the A-League but already find themselves six points adrift of Perth Glory as they make the long trip west to face their hosts at the nib Stadium. Nevertheless, all three points in this encounter would see them reduce the deficit in half to just three points, so there’s plenty of incentive for Steve Corica’s boys ahead of this clash.

Mixed results in recent weeks have slowed Sydney down as they’ve suffered back-to-back defeats to Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix both at their WIN Jubilee Oval ground, and indeed, Sydney have actually performed better away from home in the recent weeks.

The visitors possess a solid looking away record of 3-2-0 10/4 which includes wins at Melbourne City, Central Coast Mariners and a local derby win over rivals Western Sydney Wanderers. Sydney have also lost just twice in their last 21 away matches in the A-League, so they’ll no doubt be confident they can get something out of their long-haul trip to Perth on Friday night.

Former Ajax, Newcastle United and PSV midfielder de Jong has added quality to Sydney’s midfield while proven goalscorer in the English leagues, Adam Le Fondre (6 goals) has already hit the back of the net for his new club with ever-green striker Brosque (3 goals) also chipping in.

Betting Tips Verdict

Perth Glory are in good form but Sydney could at the very least hold their own, if not take all three points here.