A big win for South last week coupled with a big loss for the Greens sees the Kiss of Death open up the gap on its opponent.
- South Melbourne, 3rd place, 11 points, goal difference +3
- Bentleigh Greens, 8th place, 8 points, goal difference -3
The rumour mill has begun. John Anastasiadis to be taking over Bentleigh after this week's match. Regardless of the result, he will be taking over from Andy O’Dell. Will this move save Bentleigh from being relegated? No chance. I put the mozz on them last season and they just survived. I have an even bigger incentive for them to drop into state 1 this season. SCOTCH!!! St Albans missed an 89th minute penalty last weekend and paid for it with a 90th minute equaliser. I still have faith in them. The Knights took it easy against the hapless Greens last weekend only putting four past them. This weekend St.Albans will bounce back from their draw with Springvale and beat Bentleigh 0-3.
Springvale White Eagles vs Richmond
Springvale will beat Richmond this weekend in what will be a very attacking game. More like one-sided. I can see Springvale ripping them to absolute threads. Richmond scrapped together a 2-1 home win against Gully last week, but frankly that does not sway me. They are yet to win away this year, and a trip out to Springvale is always a tough one. Richmond is only one point above Springvale but have only scored 6 goals to Springvale's 11. At home I can’t see Springvale giving Richmond a sniff. Springvale White Eagles 3 – Richmond 1.
Green Gully Cavaliers vs Hume City
Should be a close one. So close that it ends in a draw. Green Gully 2 – Hume City 2.
Northcote City vs Dandenong Thunder
7th v 1st. Northcote are yet to take the VPL by storm this season. Dandy on the other hand remain the only unbeaten team after five rounds. They have flown under the radar and planted themselves on top of the table. Can Northcote give Dandy their first loss of the season? I think they can. Northcote City 3 – Dandenong Thunder 0.
South Melbourne vs Melbourne Knights
I was proven correct with my tactical analysis of last weeks game between South Melbourne and Oakleigh. I am yet to see the Knights play this season and am looking forward to seeing them. Will they win? No. They will not be good enough to beat South Melbourne this week. What’s good enough to beat Bentleigh 4-0 is the equivalent of losing to South 3-0. South Melbourne 3 – Melbourne Knights 0.
Heidelberg United vs Oakleigh Cannons
The “Derby”… LOL. Heidelberg 1 – Oakleigh 1.