Melbourne Victory vs Adelaide United
Friday 7:50, Etihad Stadium
The original rivalry kicks off Round 10 at Etihad Stadium on Friday night, with only one point separating the sides on the A-League table.
The Victory have an incredible record against the Reds, losing just one of their last 13 contests with Adelaide, however, haven’t been able to record a win at Etihad Stadium in their last four fixtures.
Mark Milligan will return from suspension for Melbourne, while Michael Marrone will also be available for Adelaide after serving his ban.
Brisbane Roar vs Wellington Phoenix
Saturday 5:35, CBUS Super Stadium
A resurgent Brisbane Roar host the Phoenix on the Gold Coast on the back of an impressive 2-0 win away in Western Sydney.
The Roar’s confidence is up after winning two of their last three games, whilst Wellington enter the contest having coughed up a two goal lead against the Victory.
Wellington will be without Michael McGlinchey with a groin injury and Roy Krishna with a knee.
Prediction: Brisbane Roar 3 – 0 Wellington Phoenix
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Sydney F.C
Saturday 7:50, ANZ Stadium
The Sydney Derby is set to provide the exclamation mark on a huge weekend of A-League football.
After the Sydney rivals played an exhilarating 2-2 draw in Round 3, Western Sydney have failed to record a win, whereas Sydney F.C have surged into a five point lead atop of the table.
Regardless of form, the Sydney derby is always guaranteed to be a heated affair and have an exciting atmosphere, with the Wanderers desperate to break their drought and the Sky Blues trying to maintain their gap at the top.
Robbie Cornthwaite will return from suspension for the Wanderers and Milos Ninkovic should feature for Sydney after missing two matches through injury.
Prediction: Western Sydney Wanderers 1 – 3 Sydney F.C
Perth Glory vs Newcastle Jets
Saturday 10:00, NIB Stadium
Perth Glory host a Newcastle outfit suddenly in desperate need of a win to remain in touch with the top clubs.
Both clubs could be boosted by significant firepower, with the Jets bringing back Roy O’Donovan and Wayne Brown, while the Glory are a chance of having Andy Keogh, Diego Castro and Adam Taggart available.
Perth have just the one victory in their last four contests, but are a good chance to reign supreme at home against Newcastle who’ve lost two of their last three fixtures.
Prediction: Perth Glory 2 – 2 Newcastle Jets
Melbourne City vs Central Coast Mariners
Sunday 7:00, AAMI Park
A Melbourne City side with the wind back in their sails after an upset victory in Newcastle host fellow in-form squad the Mariners on Sunday night.
Only one spot on the ladder separates the two top-four clubs after nine rounds of A-League action and City can create plenty of space between the top three clubs and the rest of the competition with a win on Sunday.
Osama Malik is expected to return to the line-up for City, who are playing their first game since losing Socceroo legend Tim Cahill mid-week.
Prediction: Melbourne City 2 – 0 Central Coast Mariners
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