Perth Glory vs Adelaide United: All you need to know about this A-League match
Perth Glory’s season hasn’t started as well as they would have liked. The hosts opened their campaign with a 2-1 loss at Western Sydney Wanderers, and despite improved results in a draw with Newcastle Jets and a win over the torrid Central Coast Mariners they reverted to losing ways last weekend.
To be fair, a 2-0 loss at the reigning Hyundai A-League champions Sydney FC is nothing to be ashamed of, but they will be hoping to recover quickly from this defeat and get a result at home on Saturday.
Glory don’t actually seem to be as potent going forward as they were last season. Their 27 regular season matches last year saw a huge 106 goals scored in them, and whilst their five goals in four games is far from a drought they haven’t hit the same heights as they managed in the last campaign. In fairness they have only played one home game, and in that they managed to score twice.
Still, they struggle at the back. They haven’t kept a clean sheet so far this season and looking back into last season as well they have conceded in a huge 12 of their last 13 home games in the A-League. They have scored themselves in 13 of them though, and as you would expect this has yielded a lot of goals, with just one of them seeing fewer than three goals in total.
Adelaide United have been no strangers to high scoring games this season either. They have seen a total of 11 goals in their four league games, winning once, drawing twice, and losing for the first time last weekend.
Australia A-League 2017-18
Date: Saturday, 4 November, 2017
Kick off at: 16.30 IST/ 12.00 CET
Venue: NIB Stadium/ Perth Oval, Perth
Head to Head:
Perth Glory have won three, drawn one, and lost two of their last six meetings with Adelaide United.
Left back Marc Warren and striking duo Joel Chianese and Daniel Stynes are injured for Perth Glory.
Adelaide United are without defensive quartet Johan Absalonsen, Tarek Elrich, Taylor Regnas, and Ersan Gulum along with left midfielder Vince Lia.
Both teams have scored in all but one of these matches, and looking back to last season they have scored in five of their last seven away games, keeping just one clean sheet in the process. With both teams possessing such leaky defensive setups backing Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score looks a great choice, along with a 2-2 stalemate.
We’re also backing Perth Glory’s star man Adam Taggart to find the net. He has three goals to his name already this season and has found the net in seven of Perth Glory’s last ten home games.