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Friday November 13

Wellington Phoenix V Adelaide United

Westpac Stadium, 5.30pm

Hugely important game for both these sides, with Adelaide holding up the bottom of the table and the Phoenix needing to produce some good football to bring fans in the gate and in turn be granted a licence extension.

The Reds are yet to win this season after five rounds, with just two points to show for their efforts.

To make matters worse, they were soundly beaten by Melbourne City at Coopers Stadium last week.

The Phoenix have had an inconsistent start to the season, with two wins, two losses and a draw, to sit one spot outside the finals. The home ground advantage is always important for the Phoenix and is sure to help again on Friday night, with Adelaide making the the long trip Wellington.

Prediction: Phoenix 2- 1 Adelaide

Melbourne City V Western Sydney Wanderers

AAMI Park, 7.40pm

Melbourne City did well to put the demons of a horror loss to Newcastle behind them last week to produce an impressive away win over Adelaide. The Wanderers will also be confident after snaring their first back to back win since December 2013.

It should be a high scoring affair, with the last four clashes between the two sides yielding 17 goals.

The Wanderers have won three of four away games against City.

Aaron Mooy is unavailable due to Socceroos duty which will hurt the home side.

Prediction: City 2 - 3 Wanderers

Saturday November 14

Newcastle Jets V Central Coast Mariners

Hunter Stadium, 5.15pm

The Jest are enjoying a surprisingly good start to the season after finishing rock bottom last season. Central Coast have won just once this season, in round one against Perth.

The Mariners will be without Fabio Ferreria due to a hamstring injury, which will make things even harder for the visitors.

Scott Miller has the Jets playing a good brand of football with a compact, and accountable style of football.

Newcastle hasn't lost to the Mariners in the last six home matches.

Central Coast are currently on their worst away streak in the club's history, having lost their last seven away games.

Prediction: Jets 2 - 0 Mariners

Sydney FC V Melbourne Victory

Sydney Football Stadium, 7.30pm

The Big Blue. The original rivalry. Hostilities will be renewed this Saturday night and it should be an absolute belter. The Sky Blues will be keen to get revenge for their loss in the Grand Final last season, while the Victory will want to roll on from their FFA Cup victory and try to get back near the top of the ladder.

Sydney sit atop of the A-League table, one point clear of Brisbane after their draw last week against the Roar.

Melbourne sit fourth with a game in hand after last week's FFA Cup triumph over Perth.

Sydney are undefeated in their last four home matches against the Victory (W1 D3).

However, Melbourne are undefeated in their last six matches against Sydney over all, with two wins and four draws in the last six encounters.

Besart Berisha will be one of the main men to watch for Melbourne, with the Albanian striker scoring 11 goals in his last 13 matches.

The two sides couldn't be separated in the home and away season last season, with three draws, including two 3-3 draws.

Prediction: Sydney 2 - 2 Victory

Sunday November 15

Brisbane Roar V Perth Glory

Suncorp Stadium, 5pm

The Roar are another team suprising the experts this seasons, currently sitting second with three wins from the opening five games. Strikers Jamie Mclaren and Brandon Borello have been a revelation together, scoring seven of the Roar's 10 goals this season.

Brisbane has only ever lost two games against Perth, scoring 32 goals against the Glory.

The Roar have won each of their last three home league games, scoring two or more in each game.

Prediction: Roar 3 - 1 Glory