a-league finals week one preview and tips

Jamie Samuel A-League

The A-league finals begin this coming weekend, after a thrilling season, we start with this weekends elimination finals.

Western United vs Wellington Phoenix:

First up on Saturday night, the 3rd placed Western United will host the 6th placed Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park.

Western United enter this final after winning 13 games, drawing six games and loosing seven games. Wellington enter this elimination final winning 12 games, drawing three games and loosing 11 games.

Head to head includes:

Wellington have won the last four games against Western United, including all three clashes this year. The players that are exciting and you wanna put into your fantasy line ups include:

Western United:

Alex Prijovic

Steven Lustica

Dylan Wenzel-Halls

Wellington Pheonix:

Ben Waine

Gael Sandoval

Jashua Sotirio

Western United start as the hot favourites at $1.85 to Wellington $3.80. Remember to gamble responsibly. Prediction Western United 2-1 Wellington Pheonix.

Adelaide United vs Central Coast Mariners:

Adelaide United will host the Central Coast Mariners on Sunday afternoon. Adelaide finishing the season in 4th place, following 12 wins- seven draws and seven losses. Central Coast finished 5th following 12 wins, six draws and eight losses.

In terms of head to head, Adelaide won the first game this year 2-1, only for the Central Coast to return a 3-0 result in March. It is usually a close contest between these two sides.

The players that could make a difference and you want to get into your fantasy line ups include:

Adelaide United:

Craig Goodwin

Hiroshi Ibusuki

Javi Lopez

Central Coast:

Jason Cummings

Marco Urena

Oliver Bozanic

Adelaide start favourites at $2.15 to Central Coast $2.90. Prediction Adelaide United 2-0 Central Coast.