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Adelaide United FC vs Melbourne City FC: All you need to know about this A-League match

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Adelaide United’s fantastic start to the season continued in midweek as they visited Western Sydney Wanderers and came away with a 2-1 victory that sends them through to the FFA Cup Final.

This comes after their 2-2 draw at home to Melbourne Victory last Friday to make it one win and two draws in the league so far. It’s very early in the campaign of course, but already this is looking like a vast improvement on last season’s dismal effort.

Last season they scored a meagre 25 goals in their 27 league games, but already this year they have notched five times in the league and look a much better side thanks to the summer acquisition of Daniel Adlung and current top scorer Johan Absalonsen. This could be a very promising season for the 2016 A-League Premier winners.

Melbourne City have started the campaign in a fine way as well though, despite the rather serious injury to their star striker Bruno Fornaroli. His goals may be missed, but the visitors haven’t shown it so far. They beat Wellington Phoenix last weekend to make it three wins from three in the A-League so far, with the most memorable certainly being their 2-1 win away to cross-city rivals Melbourne Victory.

This, as is the case with so many games in this league, has all the makings of a high scoring affair. Melbourne City have scored in all but one of their last ten away games in the A-League but haven’t kept a single clean sheet in that period. Naturally, that has resulted in some high scoring matches. In fact, all ten of these have seen at least three goals, with their being a total of 43 goals in these ten outings.

 

Match Facts:

Australia A-League – Season 2017-18

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Kick off at: 9:50 UK/ 10:50 CET/ 14.20 IST

Venue: Hindmarsh Stadium (Adelaide)

 

Head to Head:

Adelaide United and Melbourne City have each won three and lost three of their last six encounters with one another.

 

Adelaide United vs Melbourne City FC- Stats

An average of Over 2.5 Goals and Both teams to score has landed in 75% of the last four meetings between these sides. The same has landed in 90% of Melbourne City’s last ten away games in the A-League and in 71% of Adelaide United’s last seven at home.

 

Team News:

Adelaide United~

Right back Tarek Elrich and centre back Taylor Regan remain sidelined for the hosts.

Melbourne City FC~

Melbourne City are without midfielder Fernando Brandan and star striker Bruno Fornaroli.

 

Prediction:

Adelaide United 2-2 Melbourne City FC