Olympic favourites to maintain perfect run while Abrolhos could spring surprise

Jake Santa MariaGeraldton Guardian
Matt Greenlees from Abrolhos challenges for the ball against an Olympic FC player.
Camera IconMatt Greenlees from Abrolhos challenges for the ball against an Olympic FC player. Credit: Russell Schneider

Midwest Soccer Assoication action returns this weekend and it remains to be seen if anyone can stop runaway league leaders Olympic FC.

Olympic have won every game this year, conceding just three goals across seven games to have a staggering goal difference of +26. For context, the next best is second-placed Rovers with a goal difference of -1.

If someone is to stop them, La Fiamma will have to regroup quickly from the 4-0 thumping at the hands of the Rovers before the break.

La Fiamma have not beaten either of the top two sides. Their best result was a high scoring 4-4 draw with Rovers and they were well beaten last time they came across Olympic, 5-0.

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It seems unlikely they will be able to stop the two most potent forwards in the competition this season, Paul Johnson (nine goals in seven games) and Callum Wildes (seven goals in six games).

Prediction: Olympic 4 La Fiamma 1

The other match-up sees a bottom-of-the-table clash between Chapman Athletic and Abrolhos FC at Alexander Park.

Chapman are coming off their own heavy loss to Olympic 5-1, while Abrolhos haven’t played since June 18 and sit last with just a single point.

That’s not to say they’ve been totally uncompetitive, finding the goals in all but one of their games so far, and they got their only point last time these two sides met in round five.

Athletic will want a win to keep in touch with the top three and Abrolhos have the leakiest defence in the league, but they themselves have conceded 13 goals in their past three games, scoring just three in reply.

It should be a tight affair and may come down to who can better shake off any rustiness from the bye.

Prediction: Chapman Athletic 1 Abrolhos 1

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