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Adelaide United will be facing away side Melbourne City at Coopers Stadium in this A-League fixture on Saturday.
All Adelaide United v Melbourne City game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Adelaide United head into this match after a 1-1 A-League stalemate versus Perth Glory.
In that match, Adelaide United managed 61% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Adelaide United was Kusini Yengi (22'). Perth Glory had 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. Bruno Fornaroli (40') was the scorer for Perth Glory.
Adelaide United have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets recently, although they have also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, Adelaide United have conceded in 5 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those matches.
Coming into this contest, Adelaide United have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Melbourne City head into the clash following on from a 2-1 A-League win to beat Brisbane Roar in their previous game.
In that match, Melbourne City managed 57% possession and 21 shots on goal with 7 on target. For Melbourne City, the goals were scored by Curtis Good (40') and Connor Metcalfe (43'). Brisbane Roar got 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Luke Ivanovic (71') was the scorer for Brisbane Roar.
The stats don’t lie, and Melbourne City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in all. Defensively, Melbourne City have clearly had some problems. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this match, of course.
Leading up to this clash, Melbourne City:
- haven't won against Adelaide United in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head meetings going back to 05/05/2019 shows us that Adelaide United have won 3 of these & Melbourne City 2, with the number of drawn results being 1.
In all, 19 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 from The Reds and 9 belonging to City. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was A-League match day 21 on 13/05/2021 when the final score was Melbourne City 4-1 Adelaide United.
On that day, Melbourne City had 46% possession and 17 shots on goal with 8 on target. The goals were scored by Scott Jamieson (8'), Scott Galloway (45') and Jamie Maclaren (72', 82').
For their opponents, Adelaide United had 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Ben Halloran (51') scored.
The match was refereed by Alex King.
Team News: Adelaide United
The Adelaide United boss Carl Veart doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match with a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Melbourne City
Owing to a completely injury-free group to choose from, the Melbourne City boss Patrick Kisnorbo does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
Our assessment here is that Adelaide United will have a tough ask to register a score against this Melbourne City side who we think will likely emerge victorious.
Our tip is therefore for a highly competitive game with a 0-1 winning score for Melbourne City when the referee blows for full-time.
Little in this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Coopers Stadium (16,500)
Captain: Stefan Mauk
Chairman: Piet van der Pol
Manager: Carl Veart
Competitions: A-League position 4