Western United Vs Western Sydney Betting Tip: Western United – 7 August 2020

Free-scoring hosts can boost Final Series hopes

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Western United Vs Western Sydney

Friday 7 August 2020 – 10:30 Kick-Off
Australian A-League
Pick: Western United Draw No Bet
Odds: 17/20
Bookmaker: BetVictor
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 4 August 2020)

Preview: In an all or nothing clash at the GMHBA Stadium, Western United will host Western Sydney Wanderers in a match-up which will almost certainly see at least one of these sides eliminated from the running for the A-League Finals Series.

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Western United Preview – Final Series destiny still in own hands?

Despite slumping to a 1-0 scoreline on the road at Newcastle Jets last time out on Sunday, there remains every likelihood that Western United (8th – W9 D3 L10) will feature in the end of season Final Series which comprises A-League’s six best performing sides across a protracted 2019/20 season. This, of course, is all rather dependent on how the Melbourne-based club perform in their final four fixtures.

Having played two games fewer than most of the teams currently above them in the standings, and with four points to make up on the current top-six, their destiny remains firmly in their own hands. However, a second successive defeat on Friday, to a Western Sydney outfit against whom they chalked up a 2-1 home success in the early throes of the season back in November, would certainly alter the power dynamic.

That aforementioned victory was one of four recorded at their GMHBA Stadium since the start of the A-League season, a relatively poor return from eleven said outings (W4 D1 L6). Yet, more recently, the general form of manager Mark Rudan’s side has been encouraging, securing three consecutive wins either side of the break against Central Coast (6-2), Adelaide United (1-5) and Melbourne Victory (1-2) prior to defeat at Newcastle.


Western United & Both Teams To Score



Western Sydney Preview – Final Series hopes hinge on back-to-back victories?

Desperate times. The words used by the Western Sydney (9th – W8 D6 L9) leading goalscorer Matt Duke in the aftermath of Tuesday’s 3-1 home reverse at the hands of Perth Glory, a result that places their Final Series participation in serious jeopardy. It was a rare defeat under coach Jean-Paul de Marigny, who, since assuming the reins in mid-January, has lost only twice as Wanderers boss in ten A-League outings, winning four.

It leaves them four points adrift of Adelaide United in that sixth and final berth for the Final Series. Now, only a flawless conclusion to the campaign – which simply has to begin with victory away to Western United – will suffice, but they will also require a favour or two along the way. Notably from rivals Sydney FC, who could hand Western Sydney a huge boost when they visit Adelaide on Thursday.

The Wanderers have no one to blame but themselves for their current predicament. As despite becoming a tougher proposition to beat under new management, the Perth loss now means they have one win and six points from their previous six (W1 D3 L2) league fixtures, while they’ve now failed to net more than one goal in seven straight. Ahead of Friday’s trip, meanwhile, they are winless in three away matches (D2 L1).

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Western United Vs Western Sydney Betting Advice

Three points are a must for both teams, with neither in a position where they can afford to relinquish any more ground in their ongoing pursuit of a top-six finish. Western United will comfortably qualify for the Final Series should they win all four remaining fixtures, which will be a big ask, however, three wins and thirteen goals scored across their previous four A-League matches suggest they could be primed for a barnstorming finish.


Western United Vs Western Sydney – Key Facts

  • Beaten 1-0 away to Newcastle Jets in their latest A-League encounter, Western United had previously registered three successive victories whilst netting a combined 13 goals.
  • A 3-1 home defeat versus Perth Glory last Tuesday means Western Sydney have recorded one A-League win in their last six attempts (W1 D3 L2).
  • Friday’s encounter will be the third of 2019/20 between these sides; Western United prevailing 2-1 as hosts in November before a 1-1 draw on the road in December.


Anything less than victory will likely spell the end for Western Sydney meanwhile, who after one win in six must win both remaining fixtures to have any chance of making the cut. The visitors have scored in seven straight games but never more than once. Preference, however, is for the hosts, who boast the greater form and have claimed four points (W1 D1) across these teams two head-to-head meetings in 2019/20 so far.

Best Betting Odds – Western United Vs Western Sydney

Western United – 31/20 (BetVictor)
Draw – 13/5 (BetVictor)
Western Sydney – 17/10 (Betway)