An interesting fixture to open the A-League round tonight and a legitimate case to be made for both clubs, but I think that Adelaide can and will salute. The Reds suffered a 2-1 loss to Sydney FC last week, but they were in the contest for the full 90 minutes and are drawn opposite a side tonight who have lost each of their four most-recent fixtures.
The Hawks really seem to have the Sydney Kings’ number this season and recorded a second win over the league leaders in as many weeks with a 15-point thrashing last Sunday. The Breakers were only in action once in Round 13 and interestingly, that was an eight-point loss to the Kings. Regardless of the result, they will enter this one fresh and will be quietly confident of defeated what has ultimately been an inconsistent Hawks outfit. I give both clubs a real shot of winning and I think the value lies with backing the Breakers to cover the line, currently set at three points.
This week’s NHL multis have saluted more often than not I am eager to reload on the final day of the working week. The Bruins will return home and should simply be too good for an inconsistent St Louis Blues outfit. The Wild are a class above the Anaheim Ducks this season and should be winning in front of their home crowd.