Sydney FC vs Adelaide United
Date: Friday, 1 March 2019
Kick-Off at 08:50 UK / 09:50 CET
Venue: Leichhardt Oval (Sydney).
Sydney and Adelaide United take on each other in the first game of the 21st A-League round on Friday at Leichhardt Oval. It will also be one of the most interesting ties of the Matchday between two top-four outfits.
The Sky Blues are no longer dominant in Australia as they have been over the past couple of years. They do produce strong showings from time to time, but there is just no consistency required for top spot finish in the regular season.
Steve Corica’s troops hold the second place, but are as many as eight points shy of leaders Perth Glory after 20 rounds of the competition. They failed to see off the rock-bottomed Central Coast Mariners in the previous home fixture in the league.
The team did return to winning ways last weekend when thy dispatched Wellington Phoenix 0-1 on the road, but it was another slim display.
Which face will Sydney bring on Friday against 4th-placed Adelaide United?
Sydney FC vs Adelaide United: Head-to-head
Adelaide lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into the landmark 50th encounter with the Sky Blues.
Sydney came on top when teams met each other in the first half of the season (a 2-1 win on the home patch).
The Reds, however, claimed the FFA Cup title beating Sydney 2-1 in the final in October last year.
Sydney won all of past four home outings against Adelaide United.
Sydney FC vs Adelaide United: Prediction
Much like their opponents, Adelaide United played hot and cold throughout the season. They are currently on a slower run of form going into this winless in past three matches. They drew two and lost one in the process.
The visitors will rely on a fine defensive form on travels in this term of A-League. The Reds only allowed eight goals in nine away fixtures so far in the season.
Knowing about Sydney’s lack of attacking creativity in last two games (scored a goal in each), we find the value in backing the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 1.90.
Sydney FC vs Adelaide United: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
1-0 Correct Score @ 8.00 (7/1).