A-League Betting: Back Sydney FC to beat Adelaide United with Over 2.5 Goals
November 24, 2016
Recommended bet: Sydney FC to win & Over 2.5 Goals @ 11/10 (2.10) with Centrebet
It’s a top versus bottom clash at the Allianz Stadium on Saturday, as Sydney FC play host to Adelaide United.
Sydney’s 100% start to the season was brought to an end when they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Brisbane Roar last weekend. It was a game in which Sydney had chances to win, but the draw still leaves them six points clear at the top of the table after seven rounds of matches.
It’s less encouraging for Adelaide, who remain winless and are now four points adrift at the foot of the table after their 3-1 defeat at Perth Glory in what was a feisty encounter, with teenage midfielder Jordan O’Doherty being dismissed for the visitors.
There was more bad news for Adelaide as key striker Sergio Guardiola limped off with a leg injury early in the second-half at nib Stadium and coach Guillermo Amor was sent to the stands for protesting at the goal that gave Glory the lead.
If there’s one ray of hope for the defending Premiers and Grand Final champions, it’s that they made a similarly appalling start last season too, although Reds defender Dylan McGowan has insisted that they need to forget about the phenomenal run that salvaged their campaign and just concentrate on picking up some points.
In addition to having the most points in the A-League, Sydney have also scored the most goals (18) and conceded the fewest (3) in the season to date. The Sky Blues have conceded a goal in each of their last three matches though.
Despite a failure to win this season and having registered just two points from seven matches, Adelaide have managed to find the back of the net in every A-League game this season. It’s also worth noting that the defeat at Perth Glory was the only time they’ve been beaten by more than a one-goal margin.
Last season the Reds took seven points from their three games against Sydney, including a 2-0 win at the Allianz Stadium in April. There’s little to suggest a repeat this time, so a Sydney victory with over 2.5 goals is the call.