E-League Round 3 Preview: Subs to take centre stage
After a mammoth 92 goals were scored in E-League Round 2 and numerous records being broken, will we see a repeat, or will defence prevail in Round 3?
Find out everything you need to know about the competitors, the matches to keep an eye on, and how to watch Round three.
How to watch Round 3
- Round 3 of the E-League 2019 Season will take place live from 8pm AEDT on Thursday, 9th March, 2019,
- Watch the E-League LIVE on FOX Sports 505 or LIVE STREAM on the official E-League Twitch channel.
More Important Information:
- Click here to learn about all the competitors.
- Click here to view all the fixtures
- Click here to view the E-League rules
MATCH-UP ONE: Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory
PS4: oCenk_ vs Sarge_Fifa
With both competitors coming off wins in tightly contested games, it certainly doesn’t get any easier for both Cenk and Sarge as they kick off week three of the second E-League season.
After surviving a late comeback in the first leg against E-League veteran StrawhatCamels in Round 2, oCenk_ will be looking to continue his strong start to the season.
Sarge is coming off a strong performance against Fweshest, after pulling out the ‘W’ celebration made famous by Perth’s N8 Highfly, he will be hoping to back it up with another victory.
XBOX: N8 JustManUtd vs Mouad Zwed
It’s hard to fault last week’s performance from Mouad Zwed. Scoring a whopping 14 goals across his two legs, Zwed created E-League history by becoming the first player to score ten goals in a single leg.
After a convincing 4-0 victory in the first leg against Newcastle’s N8 Liz, Zwed defied expectations and slotted in another ten goals, stunning those watching and putting an exclamation point on what was an outstanding night.
His opponent, Wellington’s N8 JustManUtd, will have his work cut out for him if he’s to continue his strong start and take down the unbeaten Zwed.
MATCH-UP TWO: Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City
PS4: BLFifa vs Saisanas
With regular PS4 competitor Fweshest representing Australia at his first FUT Champions Cup in Singapore, last year’s Newcastle PS4 representative BLFifa makes his season 2 debut against an in-form Saisanas.
Saisanas has already claimed a Melbourne Derby win, and more recently a dominant victory across two legs against his former Perth Glory outfit, so look for him to continue his strong run of form this week.
XBOX: N8 Liz vs Storm Noa
The Xbox match-up also sees another substitute being used, with City’s Storm Noa replacing Marcus Gomes who is also traveling to Singapore to represent Australia in the FUT Champions Cup.
His opponent is N8 Liz who is coming off a record-breaking loss to Melbourne Victory’s Mouad Zwed and will be looking to shake it off and put in a couple of strong performances to get her season back on track.
MATCH-UP THREE: Adelaide United vs Western Sydney Wanderers
PS4: RickTran_ vs Tyrone (TBD)
Western Sydney Wanderers' substitute, Tyrone, has been left to carry the Wanderer's flag this week with both N8 OhNoAGoat and N8 Jaz going off to Singapore for the FUT Champions Cup.
He takes on Adelaide’s Rick Tran who comes off the back off a very strong performance, which included a 2-1 first leg victory over Sydney FC’s FUTWIZ Marko, and in the process becoming the first person to beat the PS4 competitor during the E-League regular season.
Look for him to build on last week’s performance and take home another three points for Adelaide.
**Western Sydney Wanderers competitor subject to change**
XBOX: vDreamz vs Tyrone (TBD)
This Xbox match-up will be an interesting one this week, with both substitutes being native PS4 players and having to replace their Xbox counterparts.
Both vDreamz and Tyone have already made their debuts this season, as they competed in the opening round. Tyrone managed to get up over Perth’s StridentCorn and vDreamz’s fell to Newcastle’s Fweshest.
If Tyrone is playing both Xbox and PS4 rounds, he’s got a big task on his hands if he wants to come home with the three points.
**Western Sydney Wanderers competitor subject to change**
MATCH-UP FOUR: Perth Glory vs Brisbane Roar
PS4: StridentCorn vs AussieFIFAHD
After a dominant performance in his first leg last week, AussieFIFA will be looking to continue his red hot start against StridentCorn who is struggling to find some form in his debut season.
AussieFIFA slotted eight goals past Western Sydney’s N8 Jaz last week, including six goals in his first leg before wrapping up the second leg with a 2-1 win courtesy of a 90th minute winner.
Meanwhile StridentCorn will be looking to try and boost his confidence after a disappointing start to the season. Despite only scoring one goal, StridentCorn improved from his first half in the first leg and will look to carry this form into this game against AussieFIFA.
XBOX: N8 Highfly vs AKP0
Having started strongly against Marcus Gomes last week, going up 2-0 inside the first ten minutes, N8 Highfly let his early dominance slip seeing him fall 3-2 in both legs.
Likewise, AKP0 also saw his early dominance against Western Sydney’s OhNoAGoat slip away as OhNoAGoat managed to come from 4-0 down in the first leg, to trail 4-3 going into second leg before beating AKP0 3-1.
This game has potential to be back and forth as both players have struggled to hold onto leads in the past.
MATCH-UP FIVE: Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners
PS4: Joshawaa vs JesseD1996
The final match-up of the night sees another substitute being used, with Sydney FC’s FUTWIZ Marko being replaced by Joshawaa as Marko is traveling to Singapore to represent Australia in the FUT Champions Cup.
This will be Joshawaa’s second appearance in the E-League this season, after filling in during the first round, and he will be looking to continue on Marko’s good start to the season.
Also returning is the Mariner’s PS4 representative JesseD, after he sat out last week and was replaced by Strawhat Camels. This should be an interesting game as both players have not have a chance to use the FIFA Ultimate Team’s as they debuted during the Exhibition round and missed out last week.
XBOX: NFamous_Shadow8 vs KyrenFIFA
Another promising Xbox game sees Nfamous_Shadow8 taking on KyrenFIFA.
Nfamous is coming off the back of a very strong performance against Adelaide’s FUTWIZ Jamie, claiming a 6-2 aggregate win. Whereas Kyren suffered a narrow defeat to the hands of Wellington’s N8 JustManUtd.
Definitely keep an eye out for the ‘Nfamous’ 3-5-2 formation deployed by the Sydney FC competitor, it has certainly caused some problems so far and has the potential to keep doing so.