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15 Mar 2018 by TSZ

A-League In Focus – Adelaide United vs Melbourne City Preview

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When? Friday 16th March, 08:50 (UK)

Where? Coopers Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Adelaide United & Melbourne City - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=AUFC2318

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Adelaide United W1, Melbourne City W4
A-League meetings: Adelaide United W10, Melbourne City W9, D5

ADELAIDE UNITED

Predicted line-up: Izzo; Strain, Gulum, Elsey, Garrucio; Adlung, O'Doherty, Isaias; Kitto, Blackwood, Mileusnic

Unavailable: Diawara (Injured)

Doubtful:

MELBOURNE CITY

Predicted line-up: Bouzanis; Atkinson, Schenkeveld, Jakobsen, Jamieson; Bozanic, Brattan; Fitzgerald, Vidosic, Arzani; Fornaroli

Unavailable: La Rocca (Out of favour), Tongyik (Out of favour), Cavallo (Injured), Malik (Injured)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Adelaide United currently occupy the last play-off berth as they sit sixth in the A-League table at present, and they are clinging onto that with their fingernails having only picked up a point in their last three matches.

However, it is one more than their opponents this weekend as Melbourne City have suffered three successive defeats and need to make sure they return to winning ways to earn a favourable play-off berth of their own.

Neither side is in the greatest of form as of late and therefore they could cancel each other out, meaning that this one is likely to end in a draw.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The last meeting between these two sides saw Melbourne City record an emphatic win over Adelaide United on home soil. It was a fixture that was as recent as January, so it will be fresh in the memory of both clubs. Warren Joyce’s men strolled to a 5-0 victory in what was a day to forget for the visitors.


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