Fantasy A-League Scout's tips

It’s a massive round for Fantasy A-League managers with the some big games in what’s looming as a blockbuster round 25 of the Hyundai A-League. Update your Fantasy A-League team now!

Second-placed Perth Glory host fifth-placed Sydney FC on Friday night while it’s third against sixth as Wellington Phoenix travel to AAMI Park to take on Melbourne City.

League-leaders Melbourne Victory kick-off the round on Friday night though with a clash against bottom side Newcastle Jets.

Gui Finkler has been a good scorer in recent weeks while Besart Berisha is always strong and will fancy themselves to get a few goals against the lowly Jets.

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Nathan Burns will want to rediscover his scoring boots as Phoenix face a tough task against City, whose midfield linchpin Aaron Mooy has been in sublime form.

Central Coast Mariners also do battle with Western Sydney Wanderers FC on Saturday night with their destructive winger Fabio Ferreira the one to watch in that one.

The competition is free to play and there are weekly prizes with new league's starting every round.

So whether you’re challenging for the overall title or just trying to gain some bragging rights over your mates, The Scout is here to give you a helping hand.

A stunning hat-trick by Roar midfielder Steven Lustica stole the headlines in round 24 as he inspired Brisbane to a 6-1 drubbing over Central Coast Mariners.

Reds goal-keeper Eugene Galekovic also had a massive round, making an impressive nine saves – as well as providing the  assist for Awer Mabil’s winner – in a man-of-the-match display.

This weekend promises to be another cracker and The Scout has highlighted some players who could help you’re Fantasy side get over the line.

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Scout Round 25

Hyundai A-League Round 24 standout performers

Star Man – Eugene Galekovic ($249,000)
Goalkeepers are often the forgotten men of fantasy teams but Galekovic almost single-handedly won the game for the Reds last weekend against Sydney FC. The Socceroo shot-stopper produced a string of fine saves to maintain a clean sheet and also remarkably produced the crucial assist for Awer Mabil to slot the winner.

Dud of the week – Marc Janko ($703,000)
It’s hard to criticise the competition’s leading goal-scorer but the $703,000 Austrian failed to deliver in round 24. The striker failed to impose himself against the Reds and will have his work cut-out against the physical Glory defenders this weekend.

Coach Killer – Mitch Cooper ($113,000)
The highly-rated youngster had a glorious chance to net a crucial equaliser for the Jets against the Glory last weekend but horribly miscued a free header from point blank range. The Jets have a league-low 18 goals for the season and Cooper has failed to net a goal in his 13 matches.

Value Pick – Awer Mabil ($183,000)
The youngster netted the crucial winner for the Reds against Sydney FC and is poised to see plenty of game time as he returns to full fitness. Super value at $183,000.

Pick of the week – Steve Lustica ($329,000)
The Roar midfielder netted a sublime hat-trick against the Mariners last weekend and is growing in confidence in the centre of the park. With the Roar pushing hard for a spot in the six, expect Lustica to rack up the points in the final three rounds.