Perth Glory vs. Sydney FC – A-League, March 24, 2021

| March 23, 2021 12:44 pm PDT

The Glory will be aiming to snap a four-match winless run when Sydney FC visits Western Australia on Wednesday, March 24.

Conversely, things are looking a lot brighter for the defending champions. Following a sticky patch, back-to-back wins have seen them climb to sixth on the A-League ladder – five points ahead of ninth-place Perth.

At the end of this Perth Glory vs. Sydney FC betting preview, I share my prediction and pick for Wednesday’s match. But first, let’s take a look at both teams and assess the Perth Glory vs. Sydney FC odds.

Assessing Perth Glory’s Recent Form

Having suffered a hefty 3-0 loss at the hands of the Wanderers last time out, it’s fair to say that Perth’s recent slump is showing no signs of stopping anytime soon.

The Glory’s four-game winless streak started with consecutive defeats to Central Coast and Wellington before Richard Garcia’s side managed to end their losing run with a 2-2 draw against the Mariners. But last week’s defeat to Western Sydney was concerning for a number of reasons.

Not only did the Glory enjoy the majority of possession at Bankwest Stadium (56%), but they also racked up more shots than the hosts (16-14).

However, Garcia’s men only managed to register one attempt on target.

After scoring 18 goals across their opening six matches this season, Perth has only managed to net three in their previous four. Needless to say, the Western Australians will be desperate to find their scoring touch again.

Still, only one team – last-place Melbourne Victory – has a poorer defensive record than the Glory this season, so there are problems at both ends of the pitch.

Sydney FC Analysis and Team News

Back-to-back losses at the end of February suggested that Steve Corica’s men could struggle to defend their title this term. But in recent weeks, they have shown everyone exactly why they clinched both the premiership and championship in 2020.

A 1-1 draw with Brisbane initially arrested the slide, while successive victories over Western United (2-0) and Newcastle (2-1) have seen Sydney FC return to winning ways.

Interestingly, the Sky Blues have avoided defeat in each of their previous five meetings with Perth. With three wins and two draws coming against the Glory since 2019, the defending champs will be confident of extending their unbeaten run in this fixture.

Having conceded just 11 goals in 11 games this term, Sydney FC currently boasts the A-League’s best defensive record. But the team is also starting to generate more of a threat at the other end of the pitch.

With Milos Ninkovic, Kosta Barbarouses, and Patrick Wood all on three goals for the season, Corica’s side looks dangerous in every department.

Perth Glory vs. Sydney FC Odds

Perth Glory to Win3.00
The Draw3.70
Sydney FC to Win2.20

As expected, 10bet views Sydney FC as the favorite to win this one. But as you can see, the price for the away victory is still above 2.00, making it a very attractive option.

Perth’s price of 3.00 is also very tempting. However, when you consider the contrasting form of the two teams, it feels as though the odds for the away win offer far better value here.

Perth Glory vs. Sydney FC Betting Pick

Pick
  • Sydney FC to Win
    2.20

Given that Sydney FC heads into Wednesday’s clash on a two-match winning streak, I’m backing the Sky Blues to continue their resurgent run and claim another victory in Perth.

On the flip side, Garcia’s men are clearly struggling for confidence at the moment. So, when it comes to betting on Perth Glory vs. Sydney FC, backing the away side makes a lot of sense to me.

Ben Morris
Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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