We take a look at Friday nights (19/4/2019) A-League match which is between the Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory. Adelaide United go into the match as slight favourites to win at home.
When: Friday 19 April, 7:50pm
Where: Coopers Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Generally when Adelaide is kept scoreless, you can attribute that to their lack of strikers but not last week.
Two phenomenal goalkeeping performances resulted in a 0-0 draw between the Reds and Melbourne City in a result that neither team would have been happy with.
Even so they still managed to move up to fourth place thanks to Wellington’s loss.
The Victory bounced back from their Big Blue defeat to get by Central Coast 2-1 but it would not have inspired a whole lot of confidence in them.
Playing at home was the deciding factor in the first two meetings with the Victory winning in Melbourne in Round 7 and Adelaide took out the Round 12 meeting, both games had the final score of 2-0.
Based on that logic you have to like Adelaide at home here, however, unlike the first game this weekend, both sides are going into this game equally desperate.
The Reds have been the competition’s draw specialists though, with eight already this season and given how these two sides have the potential to cancel one another out, they could very well add to this tally here.
Tip: Melbourne Victory at $2.70
Correct Score: Melbourne Victory 2-1 at $9.50
Adelaide United Squad: 1.Daniel MARGUŠ (gk), 2.Michael MARRONE, 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 6.Vince LIA, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.Isaías SÁNCHEZ (c), 11.Craig GOODWIN, 14.George BLACKWOOD, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 17.Nikola MILEUSNI?, 19.Jordy THOMASSEN, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 31.Mirko BOLAND, 32.Carlo ARMIENTO **two to be omitted**
Ins: 23.Jordan ELSEY (returns from injury), 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE (promoted)
Unavailable: 4.Ryan STRAIN (hamstring), 10.Ken ILSØ (suspended), 33.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS (suspended – 1 week)
Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matthew ACTON (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Corey BROWN, 4.Keisuke HONDA, 5.Georg NIEDERMEIER, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Terry ANTONIS, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.James TROISI, 11.Ola TOIVONEN, 14.Thomas DENG, 15.Raul BAENA, 16.Joshua HOPE, 17.James DONACHIE, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI, 24. Elvis KAMSOBA **two to be omitted**
Ins: 3.Corey BROWN (promoted), 8.Terry ANTONIS (promoted), 20.Lawrence THOMAS (promoted), 21.Carl VALERI (promoted)
Outs: 25.Anthony LESIOTIS (not selected), 30.Matthew SUTTON (not selected)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change