Melbourne City vs Adelaide United Prediction & Match Preview

Melbourne City vs Adelaide United
Australia A-League
Date: Saturday, 9th February 2019
Kick-off at 08.50 UK/ 09.50 CET
Venue: AAMI Park (Melbourne).

Melbourne City FC has done well in this year’s A-League, winning 8 out of possible 17. Defensively they are very solid and just concede over 1.08 goals per match. The combination play of midfield and defense are good enough to thwart any attack from the middle of the field.

Warren Joyce and his troops play short passing and creative football at the top. But their forward players lack intensity at the top and misses clear cut chances too often.

The club based in Adelaide is currently situated at the top half of the table with one of the best defensive records of this league, as they conceded 1.3 goals per game. Adelaide United is a well organized defensive unit and plays a physical game.

The team captained by Isaías Sánchez is known for their hard tackling and counter-attacking style of play. Most of the goals have been the result of counter-attacking from the wings. The shot per games against home side has been very few compared to other teams due to the compact structure in mid-field.

Melbourne City vs Adelaide United Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Melbourne City FC leads 4 to nil in the last 5 meeting in all competition.
  • Adelaide United last won a tie was in 2017.
  • The home side leads 4-1 in the last 5 encounters at AAMI Park.
  • 2 or more goals have been scored by either of the sides in 4 out of the last 5 meetings.

Melbourne City vs Adelaide United Prediction

History favors the home side to get three points out of these games. It will be a tight encounter, as they both play good quality football and will make each other’s life difficult. Home advantage will help Melbourne City FC to edge past their opponents with a late goal or so.

Both teams will be starting the match in a cautious note, as they know one simple mistake can be very costly. First half will be slow pace football and more of a defensive one. After 45, it will be open out and the home team will eventually take the three points out of this game.

Melbourne City vs Adelaide United Betting Tips

  • Melbourne City FC to win @ 2.25 (5/4)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: Draw/ Melbourne City FC @ 5.50 (9/2).