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Melbourne City v Adelaide Betting Tips – 7th April 2017
With just two games to go until the end of the home and away season in the A-League, those teams in the playoff positions are doing all they can to enter the league’s most important period in good form.
Melbourne City went into the season as one of the favourites for Grand Final glory but the way things are going recently, it’s going to take a major improvement for Michael Valkanis’ men to make the showpiece event.
City have lost their last two matches, conceding six goals and scoring just one. Their defeat against Western Sydney Wanderers was a little surprising but it was last weekend’s 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Sydney FC that hurt most.
The difference in quality between City and the minor premiers couldn’t have been made any clearer and Valkanis will be desperate for his players to bounce back against Adelaide United on Friday.
The Reds will not be competing in the playoffs but the lack of pressure on their shoulders seems to have helped.
United have hit their best run of form of the season with two wins and two draws from their last four matches. Granted, it’s not been their most challenging run of fixtures but the players are certainly playing well at the moment.
There’s a school of thought that the Adelaide United players have upped their levels as they believe head coach, Guillermo Amor, will be leaving the club at the end of the season. He’s been procrastinating over signing a new contract and Gabriel Batistuta has been heavily linked with the job.
Could the Reds’ run continue at AAMI Park?
Well, the bookmakers don’t think so. They make Melbourne City the odds-on favourites but we think the value option is the draw at $4.20 with Bet365.
There’s no doubt that City are struggling defensively at the moment while the Adelaide United squad look to be playing for their futures at the club. The two teams have shared a win apiece this season and we think it’s worth having a bet on their record remaining level.
If Adelaide are going to prove they are no easy-beats by securing a point at AAMI Park there’s little doubt that they’ll have to get on the scoresheet. City were poor going forward in their last two matches but they’ve failed to score just twice all season long.
When you factor in Adelaide’s relatively poor defensive record it’s clear that Amor’s men must find the net to get anything out of the game.
So, make sure you have a bet on both teams to score which is available at a best price of $1.53 with Sportsbet.
After recent performances, Melbourne City fans will be worried that their team won’t take an adequately professional approach to Friday’s match.
Adelaide United’s poor results on their travels and the amount of quality in the City ranks makes them the firm favourites but they cannot afford to take their foot off the gas or this rejuvenated United team will come right back at them.
That provides us with an opportunity in the Half Time/Full Time market where the Melbourne City/Draw selection is a tempting $15 with Unibet.
Match result draw at $4.20 with Bet365
Both teams to score at $1.53 with Sportsbet
Melbourne City/draw half time/full time at $15 with Unibet
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