Our rankings after week 7 below, with + or – to indicate how they have improved or regressed since week 1. No huge surprises but Melbourne City and Newcastle’s defences have improved the most, alongside Adelaide’s attack with Adelaide’s defence taking the biggest downturn. I imagine we’ll be opposing Adelaide against the better attacks in the coming weeks.
Our futures bets of Melbourne Victory to win the Grand Final and Central Coast to finish bottom look good at this stage.
Melb C -2
Melb C +2
Melb V -1
Three bets this weekend.
We have to oppose Sydney this week in their local derby. They were really poor against Wellington and Western Sydney certainly look to have improved even if our ratings don’t suggest as much.
1 unit WSW at $3.50 with Ladbrokes/365
Newcastle’s defence is improved and while beating Perth won’t be a walk in the park there is still a bit of value in their current odds. I would not take less than $2.30, however.
1 unit Newcastle at $2.50 with Ladbrokes
Our final bet is on Melbourne City to win in Adelaide. Adelaide have a poor record against top half teams and I like City at anything over $2.90.
1 unit Melbourne City at $3.10 with TAB/UBET