Betting round-up: Value on offer in the A-League on Friday

The home teams are narrow favourites in the first two matches of Round 17, but there's nothing to suggest the away sides can't cause productive upsets
There is plenty of value in the two Friday night A-League games this week with Melbourne Heart and Perth Glory the favourites for their respective matches.

The Heart, who remain at the foot of the table, will be searching for their second win of the season when they host Sydney FC at AAMI Park.

John van 't Schip's men have picked up four points from a possible six in the last fortnight and have been installed as the $2.25 favourites for the clash.

The Sky Blues, who are coming off a 5-0 demolition of Victory at the same venue, are at the juicy odds of $3.10, while the draw is priced at $3.40.

Fresh off a brace against Victory, Alessandro Del Piero is the $6 favourite to open the scoring, while Heart's marquee man Harry Kewell is priced at $9.


Take the draw in the Glory-Victory clash at $3.30

Get on Ranko Despotovic at $7.50 to open the scoring in the Heart-Sydney match

In Friday night's other match, the Glory are narrow favourites against Melbourne Victory.

Seventh-placed Perth were soundly beaten by Western Sydney last start, but have been installed as $2.40 favourites for the clash at nib Stadium.

It's surprising they are not shorter given Victory have shipped 10 goals in their past two matches.

Kevin Muscat's men will be desperate to make a statement and are at $2.87, but we like the draw at $3.30.