Melbourne City vs Adelaide Utd Predictions and Tips

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Both teams come into this match at different times, and Melbourne City is expected to be able to perform more consistently defensively, against an Adelaide United capable of good football, but far from their recent best form on both sides. . of the playing field. It is therefore likely that, even due to increasing motivation, Kisnorbo’s team will be able to clearly prevail from a young age, and must reach the interval with a good number of scoring opportunities created.

Betting tip

Melbourne City to win at halftime

Odd 1.76


Melbourne City and Adelaide United meet at AAMI Park, in a match for the 21st round of the A – League. In the last head-to-head meeting between these teams in this competition, on 03‑01‑2021, Adelaide United won at home by (2‑0). The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, which in the last 6 matches won 4 and drew 2. In fact, in the last match at this stadium, for the A – League, on 20‑10‑ 2019, Melbourne City won by (2‑1). The goals of the match were scored by J. MacLaren (24 ‘and 28’) for Melbourne City and R. McGree (67 ‘) for Adelaide United. The local / visitor condition deserves special attention, since although it is a match between 1st and 3rd in the general classification, in reality it is a match between 1st classified at home and 8th away.

Melbourne City Team Analysis

After 13 victories, 2 draws and 5 defeats, the home team is in 1st position, with 41 points won. In the last match, they beat Brisbane Roar at home by (3‑2), after having won (1‑3) away against Perth Glory in the previous match. This is a team little affected by the home factor, as they have achieved similar results at home and away. In the last 9 league home games, Melbourne City has recorded 8 wins and 1 loss, having earned 24 points out of 27 possible.

For this competition, record a sequence of 7 wins in the last home matches. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this rival, so it has not presented a great defensive solidity, but its attack has scored very regularly, since it has always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games . in this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency in favor of goals, since 8 of the last 9 matches in the competition have ended with Over 2.5 goals. The team does not usually have difficulties to open the scoring: they have managed to score the first goal in 15 of the last 20 A – Liga games, of those 15 they came to half-time with an advantage in 10 and managed to maintain the advantage. until the end of the 90 ‘in 11. In 20 games in this competition, he has managed to overcome the score in 2 of the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 12 home matches for all competitions: they have conceded 5 of their 10 goals between minutes (76 ‘- 90’).

The Melbourne City team has managed to stand out clearly in this race by reaching the semifinals of the play-offs of the A-League champion. At the top of the league table, the team led by manager Patrick Kisnorbo emerges with a record 41 points, nine ahead of Sydney, Adelaide United, Central Coast Mariners and Macarthur. Without knowing the bitter taste of defeat for seven consecutive games, Melbourne City has been cementing the good moment it is going through, with five victories in its last seven games. Last Sunday, Kisnorbo’s team achieved their third consecutive victory by beating Brisbane Roar 3-2 in an exciting match, with goals from Metcalfe (14 ‘), Jamieson (17’) and Galloway (73 ‘).

Adelaide Utd Team Analysis

After 9 victories, 5 draws and 5 defeats, the visiting team is in 3rd position with 32 points. In the last match, they tied at home against Wellington Phoenix by (0‑0), after the previous match they drew at home, in a match against Western United, by (0‑0). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 21 points, against only 11 in their away games. In the league, Adelaide United won 11 points out of 27 possible, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 9 home games. In their away league matches, the most frequent final score at half ‑ time was 0‑0 (4 out of 9 matches). The team allowed goals to the rival in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive strength, but its attack has scored regularly, since it managed to specify in 8 of the last 10 matches of this competition. In their away matches for this competition there is a trend towards goals, as 8 out of 9 ended with Over 2.5 goals on the scoreboard. In 19 games for the A – League, he suffered the first goal on 5 occasions, but managed to overcome the score in 2.

Adelaide United’s team has been making a considerably balanced campaign in the current regular phase of the A-League and comes to this match to occupy 3rd place in the league standings, with the same 32 points as three other teams (Sydney, Central Coast Mariners and Macarthur), with just one point clear for Western Sydney Wanderers (sixth) and two for Brisbane Roar (seventh). With just one win in the last seven games, the team led by coach Carl Veart has struggled in recent games to get back to good form, without much success. After losing in the visit to Wellington Phoenix (2-1), Adelaide United is coming off two straight draws without goals scored or conceded. Last Friday, the 0-0 against Wellington Phoenix, at home, was the result of a balanced game, but with a great error in the submission from side to side.

Betting tip

Melbourne City to win at halftime

Odd 1.76

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