Market: Wellington Phoenix win
Odds: 11/10 @ 888sport
Looking to build off of an impressive performance earlier in the week, Wellington will face off against Adelaide at the Bankwest Stadium in Sydney on Saturday morning.
Starting with Saturday’s temporary hosts, having to play out the remainder of this year’s A-League campaign in Sydney due to travel restrictions, Wellington will be boosted by an eye-catching performance earlier in the week. Picking up a deserved 2-1 victory against former champions Perth Glory on Wednesday, Ufuk Talay’s side appear to have fully bounced back from their 3-1 defeat against the runaway leaders last week. Now collecting 15 points over their last six top-flight contests and within striking distance of climbing into the AFC Champions League spots, Wellington also have one leading marksman who would have been glad to grab his first post-lockdown strike in midweek. Finding the net against Perth earlier in the week, former Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper has three in his last four A-League appearances.
As for Adelaide, while the Reds might have managed to land a 1-0 win away at Brisbane earlier in the week, Carl Veart’s men will know that they were lucky to have left with maximum points. Heavily outplayed for large spells, they are a side desperately seeking some stability. Losing each of their final four A-League contests prior to the enforced break, a run that was highlighted by 5-2 and 5-1 hammerings against Newcastle and the Western Sydney Wanderers, Adelaide had previously gained a reputation for their issues on the road. Knowing they could end the weekend outside of the top-six, Veart’s side have managed to collect six points over their previous eight matchups away from Coopers Stadium. Hit with a 2-1 defeat when they faced off against Wellington earlier in the season, we’re backing a similar outcome at the Bankwest Stadium on Saturday morning.
Bet: Wellington Phoenix 11/10 to beat Adelaide United in Saturday’s A-League showdown @ 888sport
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