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Bitesize Prediction: Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory – 14/01/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News 12 Jan 2023

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Competition: A-League

Market: Adelaide United draw no bet

Odds: 17/20 @ 888sport

Hoping to make an immediate return to winning ways on Saturday morning, Adelaide will welcome Melbourne Victory to Macedonia Park.

Starting with the hosts, after coming off the back of a nightmare display away at Central Coast last weekend, Adelaide will be seeking an immediate response here. Desperate to try and find some stability after mustering just a single A-League victory from their last five attempts, there is no doubt that Carl Veart’s men will be glad to make a return to home soil on Saturday morning. Holding just a one-point buffer from slipping out of the top-six, it should be noted that the Reds have continued to shine with their performances at Macedonia Park. Last seen at their temporary home claiming a deserved 2-0 victory against Perth when opening 2023, Adelaide have now won three of their previous four A-League showdowns on home soil. With that run highlighted by a thumping 3-0 romp when they faced off against Saturday’s guests on November 11th, Veart will be calling for a similar display here.

As for the visitors, while Melbourne Victory might have claimed a stellar silver-medal finish last season, Tony Popovic’s side now find themselves at the heart of an A-League nightmare. Last seen opening the New Year with a shock 1-0 loss at home against Brisbane, the Blues are sat rock-bottom of the table and showing a string of issues at both ends of the pitch. In fact, along with losing each of their last three domestic contests on the spin, it should also be noted that Melbourne have collected just three points from their last five attempts. With that run stemming all the way back to November 4th, Popovic’s downbeat squad should also be haunted by their most recent meeting against Saturday’s hosts. Blown away thanks to that 3-0 drumming when they made the trip to Macedonia Park prior to the World Cup break, we’re backing a home draw no bet here.

Bet: Adelaide United draw no bet against Melbourne Victory 17/20 for Saturday’s A-League showdown @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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