Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory
Date: Wednesday, 9th January 2019
Kick-off at 8.50 UK/ 9.50 CET
Venue: Coopers Stadium (Adelaide).
Melbourne is surely in the form of their life and has been giving Perth a run for their money in the title race. Striker Ola Toivonen and midfielder Keisuke Honda have set a benchmark for the other players with their exemplary stats.
Adelaide has the home advantage going for them and the Coopers Stadium will sure be expecting fireworks as these fierce rivals take on each other. The Reds will also be looking to shed the bad form they have been in, in the recent weeks.
Victory has got good competition for the playoffs semifinal spot, in the form of Sydney. They cannot afford any slip in concentration or complacency.
Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last three h2h matches saw Melbourne Victory wins.
- 11 of the last 14 h2h wins belonged to the Big V.
- Six of the last seven h2h games had over 2.5 match goals.
Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory Prediction
Melbourne has been one of the best teams on the road this season. They have not yet lost a single away game. Except for a draw against their local rivals, Melbourne has won every single match away from home. Against Adelaide, that has been winless in four of their last five home-ties, the Big V is expected to win.
Melbourne has scored the most away goals in the A-League, and the Reds have conceded the most at home, except for the bottom two teams in the table. Ola Toivonen will be a constant thorn for the home defense, and he will likely score or open chances for the goals. The player will be amply supported by Terry Antonis and Keisuke Honda, the top assist providers for the team. Expect at least two goals from the visitors.
Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory Betting Tips
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Melbourne Victory @ 2.20 (6/5)
Melbourne Victory to Win @ 2.60 (8/5).