Market: Adelaide United win
Odds: 8/5 @ 888sport
Looking to extend on their recent purple patch this weekend, Adelaide will make the trip to A-League strugglers Melbourne Victory on Saturday morning.
Starting with the hosts, putting in what was nothing short of a woeful display against bitter rivals Melbourne City last time out, it is no secret that the pressure is really starting to mount on Head Coach Grant Brebner. Blown away by a shocking 6-0 drumming against The Sky Blues last weekend, The Victory still find themselves firmly rooted at the foot of the A-League table. A club that really appears to be in the midst of a crisis after collecting just seven points so far this season, it should also be noted that Brebner’s strugglers have lost five of their last six contests. In for what should be another tough task on Saturday morning, Melbourne also hold a real reputation for their glaring issues at the back. Hit for six by their local rivals last time out, this weekend’s hosts have remarkably shipped 10 goals in just their last two appearances.
As for the visitors, while Melbourne might find themselves in the midst of an A-League nightmare, the mood in Adelaide’s camp should be at a high. Despite a sluggish start to February, The Reds secured a 2-1 victory against Newcastle last time out and Carl Veart’s men have won each of their last three appearances on the spin, a run highlighted by a dramatic 3-2 win against league leaders Central Coast. More impressive, they also managed to follow that result up with another 3-2 win against title-chasers Western Sydney. Smelling a real chance on Saturday morning, it should also be noted that Adelaide hold a thumping record against The Victory. Including a 1-0 win when the two sides faced off back in January, it should be noted that they have won five of their last six meetings against Melbourne.
Bet: Adelaide United 8/5 to beat Melbourne Victory in Saturday’s A-League showdown @ 888sport