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Western United arrive at Coopers Stadium on Sunday for the A-League meeting with home team Adelaide United.
View all of the Adelaide United v Western United predictions, poll and stats below - as well as the best betting odds.
Adelaide United will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 2-0 A-League triumph versus Brisbane Roar.
In that match, Adelaide United managed 56% possession and 15 shots on goal with 8 on target. For Adelaide United, the scorers were George Blackwood (15') and Hiroshi Ibusuki (28'). Brisbane Roar had 15 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
A recurring trait of more recent Adelaide United games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their previous 6 matches before this one, in 5 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would've been a losing one. We will just have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
In their last game, Western United drew 1-1 in the A-League match with Newcastle United Jets.
In that match, Western United managed 45% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Western United was Adisu Bayew (27'). For their opponents, Newcastle United Jets got 15 shots at goal with 5 on target. Jordan Elsey (52') scored for Newcastle United Jets.
Illustrating their appetite for high-scoring matches, goals have been celebrated 20 times in the last six games in which Western United have taken to the pitch, giving a mean average of 3.33 goals each meeting. Opposing teams have got 8 of these goals.
Ahead of this clash, Western United haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
The last league meeting featuring the two was A-League match day 5 on 17/12/2021 and the score finished Western United 1-0 Adelaide United.
That day, Western United managed 43% possession and 9 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer was Connor Pain (44').
Adelaide United had 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Kurt Ams.
Team News: Adelaide United
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the sole fitness concern for the Adelaide United gaffer Carl Veart to be concerned about from an otherwise complete group. Nick Ansell (Achilles tendon rupture) is sidelined.
Team News: Western United
Owing to an otherwise full-strength squad, there is just the sole fitness problem for the Western United boss John Aloisi to be concerned with. Alessandro Diamanti (Knee Injury) misses out for this game.
We’re of the opinion that Western United will have to work hard as a team to get anything against this Adelaide United side who we think should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a 1-0 advantage for Adelaide United at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Coopers Stadium (16,500)
Captain: Craig Goodwin
Chairman: Piet van der Pol
Manager: Carl Veart
Competitions: A-League position 4
⭐ Star Player: Craig Goodwin
Usually taking up the Left Wing position, Craig Goodwin was born in Adelaide, Australia. Having made his senior debut playing for Melbourne City in the 2011 - 2012 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 9 league goals in this A-League Men 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 23 appearances.