Perth Glory will be aiming for their fifth consecutive win when they square off against a struggling Adelaide United in A-League Round 14 action on Saturday night.
Glory vs Adelaide kicks off at 7.30pm AEDT at HBF Park. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.
Perth and Adelaide couldn’t be on more opposite ends of the form spectrum as the two sides prepare to clash on Saturday night.
Glory are on a four-match winning streak after beating Melbourne City, Western Sydney Wanderers, Newcastle Jets and Central Coast Mariners over the last month – and a fifth victory on the bounce against Adelaide would equal their club record.
Meanwhile, Adelaide are on a three-match losing run and are in danger of slipping outside the top six if they go down again on Saturday night.
After a slow start to the season, the goals have been flowing in for Perth, with Tony Popovic’s side firing home 14 strikes in their last four games, while they’ve only conceded two in that span.
Bruno Fornaroli and Diego Castro are at the peak of their powers and have been instrumental in guiding Perth from bottom of the ladder to third in just over a month.
Perth are beginning to look more like the side that made the Grand Final last season, which is bad news for Adelaide.
The Reds are stuck in a rut at the moment after three straight defeats to Sydney, the Wanderers and Mariners, with their last win coming on December 8 against the bottom-placed Jets.
Making the trip out west, I don’t see Adelaide turning their fortunes around. Perth have won three of their last four meetings against Adelaide and are in far better form. Glory to continue their winning ways.
Perth Glory – $1.91
Adelaide United – $4.20
Draw – $3.75
– Glory undefeated in last four meetings with Adelaide, keeping three clean sheets
– Perth have won three of those encounters
– Adelaide have lost four of their last six away games