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19 Jan 2018 by TSZ

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

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When? Sunday 21st January, 08:00 (UK)

Where? AAMI Park

What channel is it on? BT Sport 3

Are tickets still available?

Melbourne City & Adelaide United - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=MCITY1718

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: Melbourne City W3, Adelaide United W2
A-League meetings: Melbourne City W8, Adelaide United W10, D5

MELBOURNE CITY

Predicted line-up: Bouzanis; Schenkeveld, La Rocca, Jakobsen; Atkinson, Malik, Brattan, Jamieson; Arzani, McCormack, Vidosic

Unavailable: Fornaroli (Injured), Kamau (International duty), Tongyik (International duty), Carrusca (Rested), Delbridge (Suspended)

Doubtful:

ADELAIDE

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

Unavailable: Elrich (Injured), Lia (Injured), N. Konstandopoulos (Injured), Absalonsen (Injured), Diawara (Injured)

Doubtful: Mileusnic (Illness), Gulum (Injured)

PREDICTION
After three consecutive defeats, Melbourne City have managed to turn their fortunes around by going unbeaten in their last three league outings, having won twice and drawn once. This weekend they play host to an Adelaide United side who have won once and drawn twice in their last three A-League fixtures. The fact that City are in slightly better form coupled with home advantage should see them have the edge come Sunday.

MEMORABLE MEETING
April 2016 saw Melbourne City make the trip to Adelaide and it is one that they will not want to be reminded of. That’s due to the fact that they were soundly beaten by United with the home side cruising to victory courtesy of a 4-1 scoreline which saw Pablo Sanchez score a late brace.


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