E-League: Gazza Predicts Round 5


E-League analyst, Tyler ‘Gazzalinga’ Gillespie,  discusses all the match ups and provides his predctions ahead of Round 5. 

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Watch E-League Round 5 live from 7pm (AEDT) on Thursday on Fox Sports Digital and the E-League Australia Twitch channel.

Adelaide United vs. Melbourne City

XBOX– FUTWIZ Jamie 1 – 3 Marcus Gomes
Another game which sees two big players in the E-League go head-to-head. This match is expected to be a tough tie as Marcus looks to continue his great run of form after last week’s confident win. Jamie may be looking to gain back his own momentum after taking a draw in his Round 4 contest. But Marcus Gomes will be too tough for Jamie to break down.

PS4 – vDreamz-Shooter 2 – 3 Joshingwood
Joshingwood was HoneyBadger’s player of the day for round 4 after putting in a dominant performance against Brisbane Roar’s Ol_Mate_ in Round 4. Joshingwood will be seeking to grow on his Round 4 performance when he comes up against vDreamz, who himself has also shown a recent upturn in form in the E-League. Joshingwood will pull out the three points for Melbourne city in a close tie.

Melbourne City to take the points on aggregate of 3-6

Sydney FC vs. Brisbane Roar

XBOX – Samer96_ 2  vs. 3 iCripsy
Samer96 has proven himself to be an ever increasing threat in the Xbox division through strong performances week in and week out. Conversely, Cripsy will be looking at using this match to gain back the form we saw at the beginning of the tournament.  This will be one of the best games of the round and something tells me Cripsy might take this one out.

PS4 – xMarkoHD 3 – 1 ol_Mate_ 
Unfortunately for ol_Mate_ , inconsistencies in his own playing style and recent bad luck has mean he is yet to get going in the E-League. ol_Mate_ will definitely struggle against the tournament favourite on the PS4 side of the competition.

Sydney FC to continue their run of form with a 5-4 win on aggregate

Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners

XBOX –  Mitch Austin 1 – StrawHat Camels 2
StrawHat Camels put in a huge performance against OhNoAGoat in Round 4 to clinch all three points for the Mariners last week. Conversely, Mitch Austin has yet to find any form in the competition after another tough week for the Melbourne Victory star. StrawHat Camels will be looking to capitalise on Austin’s inconsistencies and provide his teammate a buffer heading into the  PS4 leg.

PS4  – MouadZwed 1 – 3 KyrenFIFA
MouadZwed has proven himself as one of the dark horses in the competition. MouadZwed has been unfortunate to not earn any points so far in the E-League. However, KyrenFIFA, nicknamed King Gupta for a very good reason, is currently the man to beat on the PS4 side.  Unfortunately for Mouad, I don’t see him being able to take the crown of Kiran in round 5. 

CCM to continue their winning ways  with a 2-5  aggregate win

Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets

XBOX – JustManUtd12 2 – 1 BossierHickory8 
Both Justmanutd12 and BossierHickory8 are very similar competitors, which is why it wouldn’t surprise me if this game came down to the final minute. Both competitors have failed to secure any consistency and a lapse in judgement could make the difference in this match. JustManUtd12 may just have the edge, however, it will definitely be a tight match.

PS4 –Fweshest 3 – 2 BLFifa 
Both competitors will be looking to go on the offensive with their fast paced tiki taka playstyle in order to break down the other player’s team. Fweshest and BLfifa have both begun to show some promising form in recent games, but both competitors have continued to showcase defensive fragility. This will be a close tie, however, I can only see Fweshest gaining the full three points for his team.

Wellington Phoenix pull pick up their first points of the tournament with a 5-3 win on aggregate


Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Perth Glory

XBOX – OhNoAGoat 3 – 1 HighFly
OhNoAGoat was very unlucky not to earn the Wanderers at least a point after a very close battle last week. However, Highfly proved himself to a lot of  doubters and showed he can compete with the best; earning a draw against FUTWIZ Jamie. OhNoAGoat’s attacking talent will be too much for HighFly this week.

PS4 – RDoublettt 2 – 3 Saisanas 
RDoublettt is still looking to gain form coming into the business end of the competition thus far. Meanwhile, Saisanas has proven himself as one of the top attacking players in the entire E-League. However, if Saisanas doesn’t come out of the blocks quickly he may struggle to find  momentum in this game and not earn all three points.

WSW to win 5-4 on aggregate