Adelaide United – Melbourne City

The end of the Hyundai A-League regular season is getting pretty close now, and whilst Adelaide United remain in an all important playoff position, they won’t be feeling very comfortable just now.

The hosts are in poor form, having failed to win their last three matches, and lie in the last of the playoff qualifying spots. Below them Perth Glory are three points behind, with Western Sydney Wanderers a point above them in 5th.

Adelaide United do have a game in hand on both of those teams, but that’s absolutely no use it they can’t take advantage of it. At the moment they are struggling to take advantage of anything. They have won two of their last eight in the Hyundia A-League, drawing three times and losing the other three. One of these defeats was a 5-0 thrashing at Melbourne City too, so that adds a bit of a mental stumbling block for them.

Melbourne City are feeling a lot more comfortable than their opponents. They sit up in 3rd position with just five games left of the regular season, holding a seven point cushion over 7th placed Perth Glory. They are some 11 points adrift of 2nd placed Newcastle Jets though, so a top two spot looks out of their reach at the moment.

They might be more comfortable in the table than Adelaide United, but Melbourne City’s form is similar to them at the moment. They have lost their last three A-League games, including a 4-0 hammering at home to Sydney and a 2-1 loss to arch rivals Melbourne Victory last time out. Prior to that they were unbeaten in six though.

Adelaide United and Melbourne City’s respective home and away form is largely inconsistent. The hosts have won three, drawn three, and lost three of their last nine at home, whilst the visitors have won five, drawn one, and lost four of their ten trips away. One thing that is consistent is goals though.

The hosts have seen at least three goals in five of their ten home games, and with Melbourne City seeing three or more scored in eight of their ten trips away, backing Over 2.5 Goals here looks a great choice. We’re also going for a 2-2 correct score predictions.

Head To Head

Melbourne City have won four and lost three of their last seven meetings with Adelaide United.

Adelaide United vs Melbourne City Stats

  • 50% of Adelaide United’s home games this season have seen at least three goals scored.
  • Melbourne City have seen three or more goals scored in 80% of their away matches this term.

Adelaide United Team News

Striker Babe Diawara is the only injury concern for the hosts here.

Melbourne City Team News

Melbourne City are without defenders Christian Cavallo and Osama Malik, but Bruno Fornaroli has finally returned to action up front.

Adelaide United vs Melbourne City Predictions

Over 2.5 Match Goals

Correct Score Prediction

Draw 2-2

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