Western Sydney Wanderers will bid to get their finals hopes back on track when they entertain Adelaide United at Spotless Stadium on Saturday night in a repeat of last year's Grand Final.
Wanderers v Reds kicks off at 7.50pm AEST on Saturday. Watch & bet on the match live at bet365 (geo restrictions apply).
Western Sydney Wanderers v Adelaide United Prediction
Western Sydney Wanderers v Adelaide United Preview and Tips
Much has happened for last year's Grand Finalists since they clashed in the championship decider last May.
Western Sydney Wanderers came back to earth last week when unable to follow up their victory over Sydney FC in the derby when they went down to Perth Glory in the west.
But the sixth-placed Wanderers have an ideal chance to get their finals aspirations back on track when they host bottom side Adelaide United at Spotless Stadium on Saturday night.
The Reds also lost last Saturday as they slipped to a 13th defeat of the campaign when they went down 2-1 at Melbourne Victory.
The loss leaves Adelaide 10 points adrift of sixth-placed Wanderers and needing to win to realistically keep alive any slim hopes of making the finals and keep their title defence alive.
It seems an eternity since these two sides last met when Western Sydney ran out 2-1 winners in Adelaide in Round 2, and an anomily of the A-League fixtures calendar means they play twice in the last six weeks of the regular season.
After Saturday's meeting, the Reds will host the Wanderers at Coopers Stadium on the final weekend of the regular season when finals fates are likely to have been sealed one way or the other.
Western Sydney Wanderers v Adelaide United Stats
- Wanderers won the only previous meeting this season 2-1 in Adelaide
- Adelaide United won last year's Grand Final between the sides 3-1
- The two sides have scored fewest A-League goals this season (17 in 21 games for Adelaide, 24 in 21 games for Western Sydney)
Western Sydney Wanderers v Adelaide United Team News
Western Sydney Wanderers are boosted by the return of Kearyn Baccus from suspension and also have Jack Clisby and Steven Lustica back in the squad at the expense of Shannon Cole and Stefan Zinni. Jacob Melling remains sidelined with injury.
Adelaide United are still without goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic, Iacopo La Rocca, Isaias, Ryan Kitto and Jordan Elsey because of injuries and Marcelo Carrusca is left out along with Marc Marino. In come Taylor Regan, Nikola Mileusnic, Jordan O'Doherty and Eli Babalj to the injury-hit squad.
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