A-League: Melbourne Victory vs Adelaide United- All you need to know about this match
Melbourne Victory opened the new campaign in a slower fashion, but they’ll come into the curtain raiser of the Matchday No 10 in A-League high on confidence after snatching their second win last weekend away at Wellington Phoenix.
Can Victory make it back-to-back successes this Friday when they are to tackle table-neighbours Adelaide United at their Etihad Stadium?
Melbourne Victory vs Adelaide United
Date: 8th December 2017
Kick off at 08:50 UK / 09:50 CET/14.20 IST
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Melbourne).
Going into the tie- Teams
The team led by Kevin Muscat showed a fantastic spirit bouncing back from a tough home loss to Perth Glory (1-4).
They got off to a poor start at Westpac Stadium as well as they were down by two at the break, but Victory managed to turn things around and snatch a super important
victory by netting three in the second half.
Besart Berisha, who was their star man in the last term, bagged a goal to take hi tally to four in this season and he will be the one to look after for Adelaide here.
The visitors can be satisfied with the start of the campaign in this term after a horrendous last season.
Nonetheless, they still have issues with the consistency and they clearly lack a predator in the final third.
United own the second worst attacking record in the entire league after nine rounds and they’ll head into this on the back of a 0-1 home defeat to reigning champion Sydney.
Melbourne Victory vs Adelaide United: Head to head
This will be the third clash between the two likes in this season. Adelaide United came on top when the two teams met in FFA Cup back in August (3-0), but the league encounter saw the sides sharing the spoils in a four-goal thriller (2-2).
Melbourne have generally been much more successful over the history and they lead the head to head tie by nine wins ahead of their landmark 50th encounter with Adelaide.
Victory coming back from 0-2 to win the match 3-2 will provide them a boost ahead of this tie, whereas, United losing out to Sydney at home will be low on confidence. So, LNTUP predicts a win for the hosts with a correct scoreline of 3-1.