TAB Betting Blog: Sydney FC, Everton the week's best bets

A-League - Sydney FC vs. Western Sydney Wanderers (Saturday 5:00pm AEDT)

Surely Sydney FC are one of the bets of the weekend?

I think the Sky Blues look close to good things as they head into their derby with Western Sydney with a whopping 13-point league atop of the A-league table.

Steve Corica's men have only had one defeat this campaign but that was against the Wanderers back in Round 3. Since then, they have won 11 of their 12 matches including one draw.

The Red and Blacks, on the other hand, have seemingly gone backwards since that victory but only find themselves four points outside the top six with a game in hand.

Consistency has been their biggest issue and with just five wins in 15 games this campaign, that has to improve significantly if they are to challenge the runaway leaders.

Interim manager John Paul de Marigny certainly has his work cut out for him and I honestly can't see them getting anything out of this fixture. They don't score enough goals to trouble the best defensive unit in the league so off the back of that, Sydney FC all the way for mine!

TIP: Sydney FC (Result) @ $1.70

EPL - Everton vs. Crystal Palace (Saturday 11:30pm AEDT)

Everton are a good chance to continue their recent good form when they host Crystal Palace on Saturday night.

The Toffees have had an up and down campaign so far but it's been more good than bad since the appointment of veteran Italian manager, Carlo Ancelotti.

Since he succeeded Marco Silva, Everton have picked up a number of important wins and now find themselves just eight points off fourth and four points off fifth.

They are unbeaten in their last four EPL matches but had to do it the hard way by coming from 2-0 down to beat Watford 3-2 last week. That was off the back throwing away a two goal lead of their own the previous week when drawing 2-2 with Newcastle.

Everton have shown they have enough attacking players to be a threat to any side in the competition, while Crystal Palace's 29 goals conceded gives them the equal fourth best defence in the division, the 22 goals they have scored means they have the worst attack in the EPL.

That alone makes their task daunting here as does the fact they are winless in 2020 across all competitions.

Going for Everton in this one.

TIP: Everton (Result) @ $1.62