Melbourne Victory vs Adelaide United A-League Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Victory set sights on fifth straight win

Andrew Hendrie 6 Dec 2018
  • Melbourne Victory take on Adelaide United in Round 7 of the A-League on Saturday
  • Victory have lost just two of their last 16 meetings
Victory face Adelaide on Saturday

Melbourne Victory go in search of their fifth consecutive win when they play host to Adelaide United in A-League Round 7 action on Saturday night.

Victory vs Adelaide kicks off at 7.30pm AEDT at Marvel Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and Channel 10 in Australia.

Prediction

Match Preview


After a slow start to their title defence, reigning premiers Victory have been in sensational form - can they keep their winning momentum going against old rivals Adelaide on Saturday night?

Kevin Muscat’s team failed to pick up a win in their first two matches of the new season, but since then they’ve won four on the bounce, conquering Newcastle, Central Coast, Sydney FC and Western Sydney to surge into second spot on the ladder.

Victory were extremely impressive in completing the ‘Sydney Double’ over the last fortnight, toppling Sydney FC 2-1 before producing a dominant display to take out the Wanderers 4-0 last week.

Keisuke Honda has been a star all season and will only get better as the season rolls on, while the Japanese import was joined on the scoresheet by the likes of Raul Baena, Kosta Barbarouses and Terry Antonis last week. Add in Swedish international striker Ola Toivonen and Victory have firepower all over the park.

Adelaide however are in very good form themselves, coming into this encounter on the back of a 2-1 triumph against Brisbane that propelled them into fourth position on the ladder.

On the back of their FFA Cup triumph over Sydney FC last month, Adelaide have been one of the stand-out teams this season alongside Victory and competition leaders Perth, making this encounter a must-watch showdown.

Victory has had the wood over Adelaide in recent years, losing just twice in their last 16 A-League meetings. The Reds are hard to break down, but with Victory in this sort of goal-scoring form at the moment, the defending premiers should be able to come away with the win at home.

Match Odds


Melbourne Victory - $2.00
Adelaide United - $3.40
Draw - $3.50

Stats


  • Victory lost just twice against Adelaide in last 16 matches
  • Victory have 41 shots on target this season - 12 more than any other team
  • Adelaide won their last clash at Marvel Stadium in December 2017

Squads


Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Corey BROWN, 4.Keisuke HONDA, 5.Georg NIEDERMEIER, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 8.Terry ANTONIS, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.James TROISI, 11.Ola TOIVONEN, 13.Birkan KIRDAR, 14.Thomas DENG, 15.Raul BAENA, 16.Josh HOPE, 19.Rahmat AKBARI, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI (c), 26.Nicholas SETTE

**two to be omitted**

Adelaide United Squad: 1.Daniel MARGUŠ (gk), 2.Michael MARRONE, 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 4.Ryan STRAIN, 6.Vince LIA, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.Isaías SÁNCHEZ (c), 10.Ken ILSØ, 11.Craig GOODWIN, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 17.Nikola MILEUSNIĆ, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Louis D’ARRIGO, 32.Carlo ARMIENTO, 33.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS

**two to be omitted**

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