John Hall (ADL) $130k
In danger of losing favour with managers despite being a shoe-in for almost every team, Hall will need to pick up at least two clean sheets in the next four to have proven much use at all: starting away to Brisbane – a fixture that Adelaide traditionally thrive in.
Patrick Kisnorbo (MCY) $250k
Kisnorbo returns to the side after a double-figure haul against the Mariners last weekend. He and Fantasy managers will hope City can hold out defensively against a more conservative Newcastle.
Matthew Jurman (SYD) $158k
Jurman comes into the side for the first time this season on the back of a dominant display against the Wanderers last weekend, accruing a clean sheet and bonus points.
Scott Jamieson (WSW) $250k
Another first-timer, Jamieson’s home fixture against Perth gives Western Sydney the chance to leapfrog Kenny Lowe’s side in the table. The former Perth man has been a constant threat down the left for the Wanderers. He’s on corners, free-kicks and will be looking to avenge a penalty miss against his old employers in the FFA Cup.
Seb Ryall (SYD) $179k
We’re doubling up on a Sydney defence this week, with Ryall coming in with Jurman. Sydney are as well-disciplined and tight at the back as ever, and they’re a great shout to make it three clean sheets from three against the Mariners.
Aaron Mooy (MCY) $355k
A home fixture to the Jets gives Mooy the chance to kick on from his 13-point return last weekend. He’s going through the motions – yet an absolute necessity to any side. A clear captaincy candidate.
Richard Garcia (PER) $223k
Clinical last weekend against Adelaide with two assists, the Perth captain can extend this form up against the Wanderers on Sunday. Perth have won their last 3 against Tony Popovic’s side, and Garcia himself should contribute heavily when Perth look to hit the Wanderers on the counter attack as they did against Adelaide.
Milos Ninkovic (SYD) $300k
Fresh from his derby winning strike last Saturday, Ninkovic comes into the side looking to provide something similar when Sydney look to continue their exceptional away form. Statistically, he’s flattered to deceive – along with most of the Sydney attack, but his winning derby goal could be just what the Serbian and the team need to explode into attacking form.
Dimi Petratos (BRI) $175k
Petratos has excelled playing in more of a central role thus far this season, linking with Borrello, Maclaren and Broich to good effect. His scoring return last weekend at Wellington should dispel any doubts over his place in John Aloisi’s strongest team.
Bruno Fornaroli (MCY) $232k
Completing a Melbourne City trio is Fornaroli, whose brace against the Mariners pushed the Uruguayan into an early lead in the race for the golden boot. He’s averaging a goal every 90 minutes, and has created 5 chances so far this season, bagging one assist.
Jeffrey Sarpong (WEL) $220k
Sarpong has played second fiddle to Roy Krishna so far this season, but one wonders whether the tables will turn for the Dutchman when Phoenix travel to Victory on Monday. Kevin Muscat’s side are coming off a 1-0 defeat to the Jets, whilst the Phoenix were at their swashbuckling best against Brisbane last weekend. Wellington are normally good for a couple of goals in this fixture, so we’re backing Sarpong to get off the mark.