Adelaide United will play host to Sydney FC on Sunday, May 29, at Coopers Stadium, where they’re unbeaten since February. The visitors will look to spoil Adelaide’s home record although they haven’t won in Adelaide since 2017.
Adelaide United vs Sydney FC
When: Saturday, May 29 – 18:40 ACST
Where: Coopers Stadium in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Weather: Sunny, 14°C
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Only three points separate Adelaide United and Sydney FC ahead of their duel on Saturday evening. Sydney FC are in the #2 place in the Australian A-League, with 41 points; Adelaide United are two places below, with 38 points to their name.
Adelaide United secured most of their points on the season while playing at Coopers Stadium – they won 24 points in 11 home games. In fact, Adelaide suffered only one home loss this season. Can Sydney FC change that? Let’s find out!
A Win Tonight Would (Probably) Mean Playoffs for Adelaide United
Adelaide United got two more games to play in the regular season, including their upcoming bout with Sydney FC on Saturday. If the hosts come out with a win, Adelaide United will set themselves up to secure a ticket for the quarterfinal stage of the A-League Playoffs.
They got every right to be hopeful about a good result, considering they’re playing at their home turf. Coopers Stadium proved a fortress for Adelaide this season, managing seven wins, three draws and only one loss.
Their only home loss of 2020/2021 A-League happened very early into the season, on February 5, when they lost to Perth Glory with 1-2.
Since then, Adelaide United have not lost a single match at home. That’s largely due to their strong defence, which has helped them achieve clean sheets in all home games since mid-April.
What has to worry them for Sunday is that they’re facing an in-form team that is very efficient when it comes to scoring goals and are 2-2-1 in their last five away games. On the other side, Adelaide are 2-3-0 in their last five home games.
Sydney FC Want to Keep Their Good Run Ongoing
Sydney FC sit in second place on the season, and they’ll want to keep that position until the end of the season. The reason is that this position grants them a direct bye in the semi-finals of the A-League Playoffs.
While they might still lose their spot, Sydney FC seem to be on an excellent path to keeping their placement and achieving their season goal.
Sydney FC have been in sensational form lately, winning all of their last three games. That’s the current longest win streak of any A-League team.
Much of their success of late and throughout the season was due to the great performance of their attack. Sydney FC have scored at least one goal in all of their league games since March. The key figure that helped them achieve that record is the 36-year-old Brazilian striker Bobo, who scored six goals in the last eight outings and 10 across the season.
Joining Bobo as Sydney FC’s main threat in the attack is Barbarouses Kosta, with seven goals to his name in 23 matches. The attacking duo have also received help from 11 of their teammates, who have at least one goal to their name.
Adelaide United vs Sydney FC Betting Picks
Each side is in dire need of a win here. For Adelaide United, all three points would clinch them a spot in the Playoff quarterfinals; whereas Sydney FC would get straight to the semis. Obviously, both teams have plenty to fight for.
They also won’t lack confidence, as both teams are coming off a win in the previous round. Adelaide United needs to feel good about this bout since they’re playing at home, whereas Sydney FC will take a trip to South Australia with three straight Ws under their belt.
This match is going to be decided on two things – the quality and form of the players. That’s where Sydney FC have an edge.
Prediction: Sydney FC – 2.21 Sportmarket
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