Wanderers look destined for A-League glory

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A-League leaders Western Sydney Wanderers are aiming for their third appearance in four years in the Grand final of the A-League series this season and look on course to do just that as they have won more games than any other team so far in the regular campaign.

The Wanderers were beaten 2-0 in the 2013 Grand Final by Central Coast Mariners, while 12 months later they were denied the title by Brisbane Roar – who got the better of the Sydney-based side 2-1 following extra time. After so many near misses, they are due a bit of luck to finally get their hands on the trophy.

Western Sydney made several signings during the off-season but the most crucial one could prove to be Socceroo attacking midfielder Mitch Nichols, who was purchased from Japanese outfit Cerezo Osaka. The former Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory star had plenty of experience in the A-League and has settled straight into the Wanderers team, with seven goals to his name already from midfield. He is shaping up to be one of the best players in the competition this season.

The Wanderers arguably have the most balanced side in the A-League. They have not quite been as clinical in front of goal as Melbourne City, while they can’t boast the best defensive record in the competition either.

But the number of wins that they have been able to notch together does clearly indicate they are heading into the Final Series as the most consistent team in Australia.

Those looking to back Western Sydney to win their first Grand Final this year can do so at the best odds of 4.33 at the time of writing. In a similar way to that in which many of the best casino sites offer their customers a sign-up incentive when they are playing on the pokies or a bit of blackjack, look out for those promotions from Australia’s bookmakers. You could pick up a free bet to place on the A-League leaders to get you going with your account.

Although the Wanderers are almost certain to make the Final Series of the A-League, Paul Lederer will be keen for his side to finish the regular season in the top two in the ladder to ensure they qualify straight into the semi-finals. If they retain the top spot in the league, they will have a home field advantage at the Pirtek Stadium in Parramatta for that last-four encounter.

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