Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory
Australia A-League – Season 2017/18
Date: Friday, 20th October 2017
Kick-off at 9:50 UK/ 10:50 CET
Venue: Coopers Stadium (Adelaide).
Adelaide United continue to impress in the new A-League season. They came from behind to draw Wellington Phoenix in their season opener. While on match-day 2 it was an even better thriller as two late goals sunk a wasteful Brisbane Roar 2-1. Four points from two away games and the new manager Marco Kurz cannot wish for a better start to his life down under.
Meantime, Melbourne Victory are coming on back-to-back defeats at home turf. Their 1-0 loss to Sydney FC is followed by the derby defeat to Melbourne City last week. This is the first time in 159 games that Victory lost two league games on the bounce at home, which was in the 2005/06 season.
Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory: Head-to-head
The teams recently met at the Coopers Stadium for the FFA Cup on August this year. Adelaide run rout with a 3-0 win.
Victory won all the three A-League meetings last season, 2-0 and 2-1 at the Coopers Stadium and 2-1 at home.
The Reds managed to win once in their last 12 league meetings with the Big V; drew 5 and lost 7.
Victory’s pair of wins at the Cooper’s stadium is their first since 2009. But, 4 consecutive games down the lane are draws following by 4 Adelaide wins on a row.
Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory: Prediction
Adelaide United are coming in good shape after coming from behind to win points in the two matches this season. This is their first home match of the season which will provide an extra incentive to put up a strong showing.
On the other hand, Victory are a side in tatters. And it remained to be seen if they can respond in a positive manner after losing back-to-back home games.
Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 Adelaide for 10.00 odd.
Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory: Bet Tips
The main pick has to be Both Teams to Score for 1.60 odd.
The second best safe option is Over 2.5 goals for 1.82 odds.
Brave punters can back an outright Adelaide win for 2.63 odd.
- All Match Odds courtesy of Unibet