Adelaide United vs Melbourne City FC
Australia A-League Playoff
Date: Sunday, 5th May 2019
Kick-off at 10.00 UK/ 11.00 CET
Venue: Coopers Stadium (Adelaide).
In the elimination finals, Adelaide plays hosts to Melbourne, hoping for a place in the semi-finals. Both teams have been tearing it up in the previous games, but the home advantage tips the scales towards Adelaide.
Melbourne may have recorded a huge 5-0 win in their last match, but they were at home, and it was against the bottom-most team in the league table, the Mariners. Adelaide, meanwhile, has been going steady and took on some tough teams during the stretch as well.
Still, it’s a one-off game, and a moment of magic, or panic, could determine the outcome of the tie. Fans are pumped up to take part in the fierce conclusion to the season-long efforts of the teams.
Adelaide United vs Melbourne City FC Head-to-head (h2h)
- 16 of the last 26 matches had goals from both teams.
- Three of the last four ties were draws.
- Five of the last nine wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- 11 of the last 16 fixtures at this venue also had goals at either end of the pitch.
Adelaide United vs Melbourne City FC Prediction
Melbourne has been having a tough time on the road lately. They were winless in seven of the last eight such games and lost six of them as well. They also conceded two or more goals in five of these ties too. Adelaide, meanwhile, won four of their last five fixtures and was unbeaten in their last five. At home, they were unbeaten in 18 of their last 22 clashes, and won five of their last seven, and recorded two or more goals in four of these match-ups.
It’s logical to expect Adelaide to avoid a loss on the basis of recent forms of both teams. Also, take into account the home advantage of Adelaide.
Going on, it’s an elimination final, and both teams will battle it out for a place in the semis. As such, goals can be expected from either side of the pitch, and moreover, 11 of the last 16 h2h ties at this venue satisfied this stat. Importantly, both teams scored five goals in their just previous tie.
Expect at least a goal each from either squad.
Adelaide United vs Melbourne City FC Betting Tips
Double Chance: Adelaide United or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).