Mon, Nov 14, 12:15pm by Jake Equid
Sydney FC’s 4-1 drubbing of Perth Glory at home on Sunday means they are now just one win behind the best start ever to an A-League season which is currently held by Melbourne Victory at seven games in 2006/07.
The Sky Blues are now two games clear on top of the table and have firmed even further to win the Championship. Coming in from $4 to $3.60. The fairy-tale start even extended to Alex Brosque who fittingly scored the final goal of the contest in his 150th game for the club.
Melbourne Victory also shortened for the title, coming in from $7 to $6 after their magnificent 3-0 home win against the Wanderers. Victory unearthed their German signing Maxi Beister who came on for Fahid Ben Khalfallah in the 73rd minute and then became an instant fan favourite when he netted just 12 minutes later.
Another club who shortened in the market was the Wellington Phoenix who were impressive in their 2-0 away win in the nation’s capital against the Mariners.
The ‘Nix’ came in from $26 to $23 thanks to two goals in seven minutes just after half time. Roy Krishna scored one and set up the other as the Fijian’s good form continues.
The Glory may have lost by a fair margin in the harbour City but they weren’t without their chances, in fact they had three chances inside the opening 11 minutes and should have opened the scoring through Andy Keogh. They remain at $6.
Brisbane Roar also remain at the same price they were last week ($7) after squaring their fixture in Adelaide on Friday night. That result means that the Champions are still winless and dead last on the ladder. They remain at $15 for the unlikeliest of Championship defences.
Despite winning by two goals to one over the Jets on Thursday, Melbourne City eased slightly from $4.50 to $5 but remain on the second line of betting. The first half double from Uruguayan star Bruno Fornaroli giving City their fourth win of the season.
Last season’s runners-up, The Wanderers drifted from $10 to $11 after their big loss in Melbourne with coach Tony Popovic conceding that his side needs to find more creativity up front to make more of his side’s strong midfield showing in recent weeks.
Championship Winner – Sportsbet
Sydney FC $3.60
Melbourne City $5
Melbourne Victory $6.00
Perth Glory $6.00
Brisbane Roar $7
Western Sydney Wanderers $11.00
Adelaide United $15.00
Wellington Phoenix $23.00
Newcastle Jets $34
Central Coast Mariners $51.00
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