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Could be an interesting weekend in A-League

It’s hotting up in the A-League with the finals looming on the horizon.
Brisbane Roar still remains in the finals race and will no doubt lift for Besart Berisha’s 50th game for the club, but Adelaide United have plenty of weapons in attack and are capable of banging in the goals at home – despite winning only one of their past six games.
Hard to believe that if Western Sydney Wanderers overcome the Central Coast Mariners in Gosford they will assume top spot.
The Wanderers are on fire, but have had problems matching the Central Coast-based outfit in their debut season – however the Mariners are backing up after their mid-week game in the Asian Champions League.
It’s unlikely Perth Glory will play finals this year, but after rolling the Mariners in their previous home game they would fancy their chances against the unpredictable Sydney FC.
Surely with a spot in the finals at stake Sydney will lift in WA, but it’s hard to get excited after their loss to Melbourne Heart where they bordered on inept.
Wellington Phoenix are backing up from their home game against the Newcastle Jets on Wednesday, and after yet another loss it’s hard to see them stopping the visiting Melbourne Heart – even in Dunedin.
A Phoenix win would come as a shock, while a spot in the finals would be undeserved for the Heart if they can’t break their six-game losing streak on the road.
Smashed in Gosford last weekend, Melbourne Victory will be breathing fire when they welcome the Newcastle Jets to AAMI Park.
After downing the Phoenix in Wellington on Wednesday, the Jets are resting key strikers Heskey and Bridge – which allows Victory to enhance their prospects of at least ending the premiership rounds in third place.
It’s hard to see the Mariners and Wanderers giving up the top two spots.

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