Adelaide United v Sydney FC A-League Tips, Predictions and Preview - Sky Blues begin defence

Gary Emmerson 9 Oct 2019
  • Champions start the 2019/20 A-League season
Milos Ninkovic of Sydney FC (PA Images)

Sydney FC begin the defence of their A-League premiership when they visit Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium on Friday night in a repeat of last year's season opener.

Adelaide United v Sydney FC kicks off at 7.30pm AEST at Coopers Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.

Prediction


Match Preview


Steve Corica's Sydney FC won a record-equalling fourth A-League premiership last season when defeating Perth Glory in a Grand Final penalty shoot-out, and they begin the new season with a trip to Adelaide United.

It is a repeat of last year's opening A-League game, a fixture in which the two sides played out a 1-1 draw.

Things have changed somewhat for Adelaide, who have a new man at the helm in Dutchman Gertjan Verbeek and a host of new names as they look to go one better than last year's semi-final defeat at the hands of Glory also on penalties.



Isaias, Ken Ilso, Scott Galloway and Craig Goodwin are among the depatures from the Reds squad, but James Troisi has been signed along with Norwegian Kristian Opseth, Curacao's Michael Maria and former star Riley McGree.

The Sky Blues have also been busy in the transfer market since winning the title with Alexander Baumjohann moving cross-town from Western Sydney Wanderers, Kosta Barbarouses joining from Melbourne Victory, Luke Brattan arriving from Melbourne City and Ryan McGowan signing on. 

Those signing have been balance by the loss of Alex Brosque and Jop van der Linden to retirement, Siem de Jong and Reza Ghoochannejhad who have returned to Ajax and Apoel respectively and Josh Brillante, who has joined Melbourne City.

Sydney are unbeaten in their last nine meetings with Adelaide, while five of the last nine games at Coopers Stadium have ended in a draw. Could it be another stalemate to start the season? 

Match Odds


Adelaide United $2.80
Sydney FC $2.48
Draw $3.30

*Correct at the time of writing

Stats


  • Sydney FC are unbeaten in the last nine head to heads
  • Five of the last nine meetings at Coopers Stadium have ended in a draw
  • Sydney collected seven points from three games against Adelaide last season

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