It was an ideal six out of six for Texi Smith in Round 10 with solid tipping results across the board. The first round of the New Year looks a bit more challenging, with Adelaide playing against the Phoenix and the Bulls, Sydney heading to Brisbane, and Perth and Macarthur hosting matches they must win to keep their seasons on track. The Saturday twilight clash between the Wanderers and Mariners in Sydney promises to be a blockbuster, as does the Sunday match-up between struggling Western United and Melbourne City. Good luck with your tips for the round – be sure to enter them in the sheet at the bottom of the page to have a say in the Roar of the crowd; currently occupying equal top spot on the tipping ladder. Here are the thoughts of the panel and the smart money for Round 11.

Texi Smith’s picks:
-Phoenix, Macarthur, Central Coast, Sydney, Victory, City, Adelaide

Phoenix cannot afford to play their risky playing-out-from-the-back football again when they travel to Adelaide on Thursday night. Macarthur FC are looking for a win against Newcastle Jets on Friday night. The Western Sydney Wanderers are expected to win against the Central Coast Mariners on Saturday evening. Brisbane Roar are predicted to win against Sydney on Saturday evening. Melbourne Victory will be a tough match for the Perth Glory, and Melbourne City is expected to beat Western United on Sunday.

Stuart Thomas’ picks:
-Adelaide, Macarthur, Western Sydney, Brisbane, Victory, City, Adelaide

Adelaide is expected to win against the ladder leaders and the Bulls. Macarthur is likely to beat the Jets, and Western Sydney is predicted to win against the Central Coast Mariners. Brisbane Roar is expected to beat Sydney, while the Victory and City are likely to win their respective matches.

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