Market: Both teams to score
Odds: 3/5 @ 888sport
In what could prove to be a lively affair from Coopers Stadium on Friday morning, Adelaide will host Melbourne City when this weekend’s A-League fixtures get underway.
Starting with the hosts, mounting a dramatic late comeback away at Melbourne Victory last weekend as they eventually snatched a 1-1 draw, Adelaide are enjoying what has been an eye-catching flurry. Currently sat with just their goal difference keeping them from breaking into the AFC Champions League spots, Carl Veart’s side are now unbeaten in each of their last seven A-League appearances – a run that stems all the way back to January 6th. Putting in what was a remarkable display a fortnight ago as they played out a 4-4 draw at home against Western Sydney, the Reds have quickly gained a reputation for their lively outcomes. In fact, along with claiming an action-packed 3-2 victory away at Western United on February 10th, it should be highlighted that Adelaide have seen each of their last six A-League showdowns finish with both teams finding the net.
As for the visitors, making an immediate return to winning ways last weekend as they claimed a 3-2 victory at home against Sydney, it is no secret that many have tipped Melbourne City as a standout pick to defend their A-League crown in 2023. Bouncing back from that 3-2 loss against bitter local rivals Melbourne Victory on February 18th, Rado Vidosic’s men have suffered just a single defeat from their last 10 straight top-flight battles and they still hold a commanding nine-point buffer over the chasing pack. With their title charge underlined by a rampant 6-1 win against Macarthur last month, neutrals could be treated to another thriller from Coopers Park here. It should be noted, with Friday’s opponents playing out a thrilling 3-3 draw when they last met at AAMI Park back on January 28th, we’re expecting what should be another action-packed affair this weekend.
Bet: Both teams at Adelaide United vs Melbourne City 3/5 for Friday’s A-League showdown @ 888sport
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