The upcoming 2010-11 A-League Season kicks off this Thursday night, and for keen soccer betting punters, now is the time to head to an online bookie as the odds are profitable for overall season markets.
Sydney FC, the defending title champions are favourites to claim full honours this seasons at $3.50 for the overall win at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Ladbrokes.com.au have a huge range of options available, but be quick, as once the season begins, and form and fitness become apparent, the odds will shorten so now is the time to place that bet!
Sydney FC, the defending title champions are favourites to claim full hours this seasons at $3.50 for the overall win at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Sydney topped the ladder at the end of the regular season, and catapulted on their success by beating the Melbourne Victory in the Grand Final – however it was an incredibly close game at the Etihad Stadium, with 90 minutes not separating the two, and Sydney winning on penalties.
Punters should remember since that win Sydney has had a change of personnel after the loss of Clint Bolton, Simon Colosimo and Steve Corica – a big chunk of their solid squad.
Melbourne Victory are close behind in the overall winner odds at $4.30, and could be a safe bet considering their impressive performance in the Grand Final last year.
However they too have seen a change with Archie Thompson out due to injury, and the striker looks unlikely to return prior to November.
Going on recent form the Brisbane Roar could be a worthwhile punt at $17 seeing they were the only side which managed to score against English outfit Everton when they travelled down under, a feat not reached by Sydney or Melbourne Heart.
The new outfit in the season this year, the Melbourne Heart are at $8, and with a relatively solid squad, and little known about them as a unit could pay well at the end of the season.
The odds for the club to win the minor premiership are very similar to the A-League outright winner, with Sydney topping the market at $3 with Ladbrokes.com.au while the Victory are at $3.30.
There is a relatively big drop down to the Gold Coast United at $7 while the Heart are at $9.
Favourites to end the season with the undesirable wooden spoon are North Queensland Fury at $2.40 with Ladbrokes.com.au, surprising seeing they finished seventh from 10 last year.
Adelaide United rounded off the ladder last season taking home the wooden spoon and are at $8 to do so again this season, level in the odds with the Brisbane Roar.
The Newcastle Jets are at $5.50 to grab the bottom of the table position, while the Central Coast Mariners are at $6.
If you want to make the most of the odds, make sure you head to Ladbrokes.com.au before Thursday, as once the season is off and running, forming its shape, the odds will just go down – but check in with us as we look at this weekend’s season openers!