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Adelaide United vs Melbourne City Tips - Reds set for another draw

  • Adelaide United vs Melbourne City preview and predictions at Coopers Stadium
  • Adelaide United have drawn their last 3 matches and another draw is tipped
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Another draw tipped
Adelaide United host Melbourne City in their first home match of the season (Getty Images)

Adelaide United vs Melbourne City Tips


Despite having a young squad, Adelaide showed they can more than hold their own. I’m tipping another draw for the Reds.

  • Adelaide United have drawn 4 of their last 5 matches (A-League).
  • These two sides have drawn in 3 of their last 7 meetings (A-League).
  • Melbourne City have not beaten Adelaide United in their last 3 meetings (A-League).

Head to Head


There have been 34 meetings between the two sides. Adelaide holds a slight 14-11 record, with nine of these matches ending in draws. 

The last meeting between these sides ended in a 2-2 draw. City jumped out to a two-goal lead after midfielder Adrian Luna and striker Jamie Maclaren scored in the first half. 

Adelaide then hit back with two goals in 13 minutes through forwards Kristian Opseth and Ben Halloran to ensure the draw.

Adelaide United Form


Adelaide United picked up a point against Western United in their opening match in a scoreless draw. 

The Reds had two chances cleared off the line either side of half-time, with strikers Tomi Juric and Halloran unlucky not to score. 

Goalkeeper James Delianov also starred on debut. The ex-Melbourne City custodian made four crucial saves to ensure his side walked away with a point. 

Adelaide have now drawn their last three A-League matches.

Adelaide United Team News


Adelaide boss Carl Veart did not rush Spanish import Javi Lopez into the side for the opening match. He may still opt to leave him out of the squad for the opening few weeks. 

Defender George Timotheou was also left out of the squad and may still have to wait to make his debut. Veart was impressed with his defensive pairing of Jordan Elsey and Michael Jakobsen so changes to the back four are unlikely.

Striker Al-Hassan Toure is still out with a foot injury and is expected to return later in the new year.

Melbourne City Form


Melbourne City edged out Brisbane Roar away from home in the opening round. A 52nd minute goal from midfielder Connor Metcalfe proved the difference in a tight affair. 

Despite holding on to record a 1-0-win, City had to do it the hard way after midfielder Luna was sent off in the 69th minute.

Goalkeeper Tom Glover was forced into several late saves as Brisbane looked to make the most of having an extra man. 

City now find themselves unbeaten in five of their last six matches.

Melbourne City Team News


City will be without Luna for the one week after the Uruguayan was sent off against Brisbane. French midfielder Florin Berenguer is the most likely replacement.

Right-back Nathaniel Atkinson will also miss the match with a hamstring injury.

Adelaide United vs Melbourne City Tips

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Adelaide United have drawn their last three matches. The best bet is for this match to end in a draw.

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Verdict

Adelaide United have drawn their last three matches and meet a Melbourne City side who have struggled to beat the Reds recently. I’m backing this match to end all-square.
Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @260.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @600.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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