Last week at the Serbian Sports Centre, two heavyweight movers and shakers of Victorian soccer agreed on a bet. The prize - a bottle of whiskey. The wager - that Bentleigh Greens would finish higher than South Melbourne this season. A perfect time to introduce this segment, now that both South and the Greens have played the same number of games, and are also due to meet this Sunday. At present the situation is thus.
- Bentleigh Greens - 1st place, 7 points
- South Melbourne - 5th place, 4 points
Melbourne Knights vs Green Gully Cavaliers
It’s about time the Knights started putting things together. One loss and a draw means that all they need now is a win. Green Gully has a draw and a loss. With both teams chasing their first win of the season, I expect the Knights to be just a tad better this weekend. Melbourne Knights 2 Green Gully 1.
Oakleigh Cannons vs Springvale White Eagles
A match of two very different teams. Oakleigh two wins from two, White Eagles two losses from two. White Eagles are a state 1 team, no doubt about that. Oakleigh will not struggle to put White Eagles away. Expect a big, ugly score. Oakleigh Cannons 4 – Spingvale White Eagles 3.
Richmond vs Dandenong Thunder
A few people have said to me leading up to the start of the season that Richmond will struggle due to some off field changes. I beg to differ. The season is still young and Richmond are traditional slow starters. Richmond 2 – Dandenong Thunder 1.
Hume City vs Heidelberg United
The draw of the year. Hume City 4 – Heidelberg United 4.
South Melbourne vs Bentleigh Greens
Gonna drink it up at this game. Gonna get absolutely whacked on some Johnny Walker. South beats Springvale White Eagles 6-4, then lose midweek to the VTC 3-2. Bentleigh draw with the Bergers after copping a 98th minute equaliser. This game will be drama filled from go to woe. South was not the best vs the VTC. They seemed to underestimate their opponents. Everyone is panicking about the backline. I’m not really fussed. We actually copped one goal more at the same time last year. Bentleigh will get relegated. South Melbourne 4 – Bentleigh Greens 0.
St. Albans vs Northcote City
St.Albans gave Dandy a good run for their money last week. Northcote struggled against the Knights. In what will be a close contest, I can’t split these two teams.
St.Albans 2 v Northcote City 2.