Adelaide United fights Melbourne City in A-League confrontation

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Competition: Australia A-League
Competition: Sat 15.January
Match begins: 08:45 (UTC)
Venue: Coopers Stadium (17000 seats)

The season has been a rollercoaster for these contenders so far, highs and lows giving mid-table positions so far. Pave the way for Adelaide United - Melbourne City!

Insights:
  • All of Adelaide United's home-matches have had more than 2,5 goals.
  • Melbourne City have the most dropped points from leading position (6) in A-League

This has all the signs of an entertaining game with lots of fun and energy as both contenders are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Let's go!

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Adelaide United form and stats

Adelaide United have played 3 A-League games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 1-1-1 (wins-draws-losses).

Adelaide United manager Veart and his team return home after a 1-1 draw away versus Melbourne Victory (placed 1st) in the A-League. Goodwin (midfield was the top team player in that game with a rating of 7.8/10. Goodwin scored one goal, hit four key passes and had 22 successful passes (of 27 total).

Preceding that match was the home Ffa Cup game against Melbourne Victory that was lost 1-2.

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for Adelaide, as the A-League home game vs Western Sydney Wanderers is only four days away.

Goals decide football matches and Adelaide are scoring many of them at home; 7 on target from 3 league matches. Adelaide United's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 4 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Melbourne City form and stats

As the visiting team in A-League matches, Melbourne City have produced an overall stat of 0-1-0 so far.

Melbourne's last game was the home draw against Western Sydney Wanderers (3-3). A comeback secured a 90 minute draw in the match against Western Sydney Wanderers. Melbourne City were trailing 0-2 but refused to surrender and clawed their way back to 3-3, with Tilio scoring the equalizer. As you can tell from the result, the match against Western Sydney Wanderers was as crazy as a clown in a village circus. Great fun for the neutral supporter with 6 goals, will the fun continue today? As mentioned above, Melbourne drew the match against Western Sydney Wanderers. Manager Kisnorbo brought on Tilio to rescue the draw from a losing position and it worked. Defender Jamieson was the best team player with a rating of 7.8. Jamieson hit the woodwork once, served one assist, hit three key passes and won 5 of 8 duels.

A draw for Melbourne before that, at their own venue hosting Wellington Phoenix (after extra-time, 3-4 on penalties) (0-0).

A new game in only four days for Melbourne, the A-League home match versus Central Coast Mariners. Busy days.

It's early days yet, but Melbourne City has scored 2 and conceded 2 goals from their travels in the league so far (1 game).

Head 2 Head

The participants have played each other previously this season, with the final score Adelaide United - Melbourne City 2-2 logged in the official records. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Adelaide four wins, four draws and Melbourne City two victories. As for goals, six matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Adelaide UnitedC. Goodwin
C. Goodwin
3 goals
Melbourne CityJ. MacLaren
J. MacLaren
3 goals
Melbourne CityA. Nabbout
A. Nabbout
2 goals

Adelaide United missing players

Melbourne City missing players

Adelaide United Melbourne City
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
7 3 0 Played P 0 1 6
1 1 0 Won W 0 0 2
4 1 0 Drew D 0 1 3
2 1 0 Lost L 0 0 1
9 7 0 Scored S 0 2 10
7 4 0 Conceded C 0 2 9
86% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
71% 100% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 100% 67%
43% 100% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 100% 67%
29% 67% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 100% 50%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 17%
57% 67% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 100% 67%
29% 33% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 17%
29% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 17%
 
5.9 8 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 6 8.3
4.1 5 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 10 4.3
3.4 4 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 4 2.5
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
15.3 18 0 Shots (avg) S ( 0 13 19.2
5 8 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 5 6
26% 29% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 40% 28%
 
12.1 13.7 0 Shots against (avg) S A 0 15 10.5
3.3 4.3 0 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 0 4 3.8
Key stats in A-League this season:
  • Adelaide United have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • All of Adelaide United's home-matches have had more than 2,5 goals.
  • All of Melbourne City's away-matches have had more than 3,5 goals.
  • Melbourne City have not yet lost a game away.
  • Melbourne City have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Melbourne City have the most dropped points from leading position (6) in A-League
  • Melbourne City have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Melbourne City have yet to win a game away.
  • Melbourne City haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Melbourne Victory 7 4 2 1 12 8 4 2 1 1 7 5 3 2 1 0 5 3 4 14
2 Macarthur 6 4 1 1 7 5 4 2 1 1 4 5 2 2 0 0 3 0 2 13
3 Western United 6 4 0 2 5 4 4 3 0 1 3 1 2 1 0 1 2 3 1 12
4 Central Coast Mariners 5 3 0 2 7 4 2 2 0 0 4 0 3 1 0 2 3 4 3 9
5 Melbourne City 6 2 3 1 10 9 5 2 2 1 8 7 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 9
6 Sydney 6 2 2 2 7 6 3 1 1 1 4 4 3 1 1 1 3 2 1 8
7 Adelaide United 7 1 4 2 9 7 3 1 1 1 7 4 4 0 3 1 2 3 2 7
8 Western Sydney Wanderers 6 1 3 2 7 9 3 0 2 1 2 4 3 1 1 1 5 5 -2 6
9 Newcastle Jets 5 1 2 2 10 8 2 1 0 1 5 2 3 0 2 1 5 6 2 5
10 Perth Glory 4 1 1 2 4 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 3 1 0 2 3 2 1 4
11 Wellington Phoenix 6 1 1 4 4 14 2 1 0 1 2 3 4 0 1 3 2 11 -10 4
12 Brisbane Roar 4 0 1 3 1 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 1 6 -5 1

Read more about A-League

The A-League is the top level of the Australian football league system. Seasons run from October to May. Ten teams play a regular season of 27 fixtures to create a league table winner and the highest placed teams qualify for a playoff. The league winner is called the “premier” while the playoff winner is the “champion”. There is no set system for relegation, unlike most leagues in the world.