The Roar A-League Men Predictions: Week 15 Match


It’s wonderful to have A-League games on our screens almost every day of the week but seriously, my head is spinning! The flood of matches, short turnaround times and the usual unpredictability of competition continue to be a nightmare for the tipping board and the voice of the crowd has also taken a hit in recent weeks.

Mike Tuckerman did the best of them all last week with a few sweepstakes scheduled to help his cause and this upcoming week of action will no doubt test him and the other panel members again.

It’s another busy week for Melbourne City with Adelaide and Newcastle in sight, Wellington will again be looking to defy the odds and survive a dreadful schedule with matches against the Roar and in-form Sydney FC, while Melbourne Victory and Central Coast are likely to right the ship after a disappointing week for both where points were allowed to slip away after looking likely to be secured.

Good luck with all of your selections and be sure to enter them into the sheet below to have your say as the struggling voice of the crowd. Here’s how the panel sees all the action unfolding over the next six days.

Mike Tuckerman
Brisbane, Western Sydney, Draw, City, Sydney, United, Brisbane

Melbourne City turned on the style to defeat Wanderers last time out. They have the firepower to rattle any opponent and they should have too much class for the Reds.

It’s hard not to feel sorry for Wellington Phoenix, who desperately needs to return home to New Zealand. They’re a tough team to beat, but the Roar could do just fine.

If there’s one thing Mark Rudan will do, it’s bring some pride back to the Wanderers shirt. His squad still look uneven in places, but I think they can upset Tony Popovic’s visitors. I backed the Jets to pull off an upset against Melbourne City the other night. I will never make the same mistake again.

A bright spot in the A-Leagues is the development of the script between the coaches, and Ufuk Talay will want to give his best against the Sky Blues. I suspect it will be Steve Corica who will claim the three points.

Is Macarthur still a decent football team? They never got out of first gear against the Roar and look like they’re stuck in a rut. Adelaide continues to surprise and should take a point from this trip to the south-west of Sydney.

Matches come and go for each club and victory is another side under the pump. Normally, I would expect them to beat the Mariners, but with so many games in their legs, it could end downright.

John Aloisi has quietly turned Western United into one of the toughest teams to beat in the league. Mark Rudan would like to get one on his former club, but it would have to be the hosts who would win this one.

Perth Glory has been as big a casualty of this COVID-plagued season as anyone. They will probably appreciate the hit against Brisbane Roar but I expect the latter to win all three points.

Simon Hill
Wellington, Victory, City, Sydney, Macarthur, Draw, TBC

Stuart Thomas
Brisbane, City, Victory, City, Sydney, Macarthur, Victory, United, Brisbane

Melbourne City have moved into second place in the table and with Mathew Leckie scoring freely, their firepower could well make defeat extremely unlikely in the near future. Adelaide will, as always, have a serious crack, but the men in blue should have this one in the bag from the start. Wellington and Brisbane suddenly look like two promising teams. Another win for Brisbane will see them rise through the ranks and Wellington deep in the six if they manage to do so. I’ll tip Brisbane based on nothing more than the Phoenix’s busy schedule.

Melbourne Victory will bounce back from a loss to the always disappointing Western Sydney on Wednesday, before City picked up their second win of the week against a Newcastle side who are now aiming for 6th place in the table. It could be tight and any fatigue in City’s legs will put them in trouble.

Wellington will be completely exhausted by the time they head into Saturday’s game with Sydney FC and will be beaten as a result by a well-rested and now confident Sky Blues, Macarthur is desperate for a win to get back on track and should doing it at home against what could be a slightly tired Reds and Saturday night’s other game between the Victory and the Mariners looks like an absolute cracker.

It’s hard to call and Central Coast will be furious at the four points dropped last week. Victory for me in a high score case.

Oliver Bozanic on the ball. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Western United will look to extend their lead at the top of the ladder against Wanderers on Sunday and are expected to do so by just one goal and generally heavy defence, before the gameweek ends with the bottom of the ladder, Perth looking to reverse the improved Roar. Brisbane look good in this one, especially after the lucky and mostly undeserved point grabbed by the Glory against the Mariners on Sunday.

Texi Smith
Wellington, Victory, City, Sydney, Macarthur, Central Coast, United, Perth

Melbourne City hit their suspenders after a mid-season standstill. Even Mathew Leckie is scoring now. With their juicy front three making Florin Berenguer look good and with an attacking flair ready to be unleashed from the bench, this is where we could see the reigning premiers flexing their muscles. Always hard to tell what Adelaide has up its sleeve, Craig Goodwin can always produce something from nothing like the magician he is. I would love to see him here, but City are too strong.

Wellingong’s new home at Leichhardt Oval will be anything but rocking on Wednesday as Brisbane rolls into town in the afternoon. They will be smart from the weekend’s last-minute equalizer which denied them an important win, while Brisbane will think the tide has turned and the good times are back.

The win-loss pattern would continue for the Roar, Nikola Mileusnic on target once again, but Jaushua Sotirio’s strength and straight run would see the Phoenix triumph in a surprisingly comfortable ‘home’ victory.

If I was a Wanderers fan, I’d be livid right now. The best stadium in the league and some of the worst football; I had turned around to watch the end of the women’s game once they were down 3-0 in their last game with Melbourne City, so I may have missed a slight spark of a comeback towards the end .

Victory will lick their wounds after losing at home to Newcastle; even with ten men they should have negotiated the second half and they will be excited for this game in Parramatta. A game that would have sold out in the past will have a paltry crowd to see Wanderers undone by an abject first-half performance that will see them booed off the pitch at the break. Dark times in western Sydney.

All of a sudden, the Jets love playing in Melbourne. They pulled a win from the jaws of defeat at AAMI Park last week, courtesy of a classy finish from Valentino Yuel and a comically invented penalty that fooled the officials. They get street smart. And they will be dreaming of their chances against the Australian rules football powerhouse in one place. However, it’s like a purring jaguar against an unpredictable wildcat – if City get the chance to move, they’ll just run over the Jets. I fear this will be such an occasion and Jamie Maclaren will be ruthless this time around, a punch-drunk defense unable to stop the juggernaut.

Wellington Phoenix back at home at Leichhardt Oval. Would love to see the Cove moved and having to congregate at the other end of the stadium in a fenced off part of the old terrace just to make it an away game. Otherwise, it’s just another home game for Sydney FC at a venue where they are enjoying success.

If Adrian Caceres is back and we see a glimpse of Kosta Barbarouses, Sydney FC should be too strong for the Phoenix, but there’s always a chance that Sydney will squander possession and spit out a sloppy goal or two on the break. Heart says Sydney FC, head says draw, but it’s Valentine’s Day so let’s go with heart and a win inspired by Mustafa Amini with a weird goal.

For a team that was flying at the start of the season, with a monster defense and plenty of flair, Macarthur looks incredibly fragile right now. Adelaide has proven time and time again that it can compete with the best. This weekend will however see a return to form for the home side, and with the visitors’ Iberian midfield unable to cope with Daniel De Silva and Ulises Davila, we will see the Bulls we glimpsed at the end of the season. ‘last year.

For the FFA Cup Final rematch, X-Factor Jason Cummings will be on the pitch rather than the stands and we’ll see a Mariners side more willing to advance in numbers.

It should be another classic, and with Chris Ikonomidis and Nick D’Agostino still unable to earn a starting spot, they’ll be watching the Mariners with a big first-half performance and two goals.

By the time the cavalry enters the battle, Victory will be too far behind and their late riposte will be futile. A shock defeat at home for Tony Popovic and difficult to take.

Western United were fabulous against Sydney FC last weekend and were denied a victory by the beauty of VAR. Their passing, movement and invention were excellent, and they have the chance to beat Wanderers for the second time in two weeks.

Aleks Prijovic has carved a single furrow up front last time out, but this time around they will have a more attacking formation and Dylan Pierias will provide a much more direct route into the penalty area. The defense of Ziggy Gordon and Johnny Koutroumbis will again be overwhelmed and even if the Wanderers will play abandoned under the leadership of their new manager, United will win without cashing.

The mystery game. Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar. We know it’s gone. We don’t know where or when. This is a game that will surprise and amaze us. all of a sudden, we’ll see Daniel Sturridge take on Scott Neville just when we thought the weekend was over. Perth players will be used to it by now and they will be ready to take on anyone anywhere. And with Daniel Stynes ​​starting to show his worth, it’s a game Perth cannot lose.

Game week 13 Mike Simon Stuart Texi The crowd
MCY vs. ADL MCY MCY MCY MCY ?
WEL versus BRI IRB GOOD IRB GOOD ?
WSW vs. MVC WSW VMC VMC VMC ?
MCY vs. NEW MCY MCY MCY MCY ?
WEL vs. SYD SYD SYD SYD SYD ?
MAC vs. ADL TO DESIGN Mac Mac Mac ?
MVC versus CCM TO DESIGN VMC VMC CCM ?
WUN versus WSW WUN TO DESIGN WUN WUN ?
PER versus BRI IRB To confirm IRB THROUGH ?
Previous total 21 19 19 26 19
Last week 3 1 2 2 2
New total 24 20 21 28 21




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