Prediction Thursday Round 5

Last night was fantastic hey!! Man that Sam Kerr goal was mint (like that’s any surprise though). I don’t think I’ve seen such a one sided game, and definitely not an international game against world number 6 and number 13. I could write all about how we won last night, like how we asserted ourselves in with a three player midfield against four, but alas, this is Prediction Thursday. So let’s get the focus back to our domestic club competition.

With the Matilda’s tearing it up in Melbourne this week, round 5 of the w-league will be a shorter one, with only three games happening and none being telecast. Your normal dose of W-League on a Sunday will be replaced with the Matildas in the same time slot of 4.30pm on SBS Viceland and Fox Sport.

The shorter week and lack of Matildas playing for their club sides means this week could be an interesting one. So buckle up guys for some ridiculous predictions from yours truly.

Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers ||

Friday 24 November 7.30pm

Winner winner chicken dinner. Whoever wins this game will be looking good. This will be a tight game but I reckon Western Sydney could have this. Melbourne Victory looked good on the weekend, but how are they going to go without Matilda’s star Laura Alleway suring up their defence? Ultimately I think it will be the experience outfit of Western Sydney who will win it.

Prediction: Melbourne Victory 1 – 3 Western Sydney Wanderers

Canberra United v Perth Glory ||

Saturday 25 November 4.00pm
If there is a week to play Perth, it is a week where they don’t have Sam Kerr. Look, they still have a side that should bring any opposition a healthy dose of fear, especially having in form forward Rachel Hill who could probably still score even if someone parked a truck in front of the goals, but the edge Perth have with Kerr in the side is a pretty significant detail not to be underestimated. In the meantime, Canberra have a heap of young, future Matildas who haven’t been called up this time, but will too be missing Matildas Michelle Heyman. If Ash Sykes can step up and provide the necessary goals for Canberra that she is more than capable of, Canberra should be able to compete with a Kerr-less Perth side.

Prediction: Canberra United 3 – 3 Perth Glory

Adelaide United v Newcastle Jets ||

Saturday 25 November 7.30pm
I really like both of these sides. They seem keen to wreck the traditional order of the top four and I think both sides have the potential to do it. Perhaps the key to this game will be whether Newcastle can dominate the midfield, or whether Adelaide will hold solid and their attack firing. I really don’t want to pick a winner but at the same time I feel like there will be one. So because the game is in Adelaide and Newcastle will be missing Emily Van Egmond, I’m going to side with the red team.

Prediction: Adelaide United 4 – 2 Newcastle Jets

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