Adelaide United vs. Sydney FC – A-League, March 28, 2021
Adelaide United will be aiming to extend their remarkable winning run to six games when Sydney FC visits Hindmarsh Stadium on Sunday, March 28.
The Reds’ hot streak has seen them climb to third on the A-League ladder – three points shy of first-place Central Coast and three points ahead of sixth-place Sydney FC.
Needless to say, this is destined to be an intriguing battle.
If you’re planning to wager on Sunday’s A-League showdown, make sure you check out my Adelaide United vs. Sydney FC prediction below.
Adelaide Team News and Analysis
Having lost four of their opening seven games this season, Adelaide supporters could have been forgiven for thinking that it would be another year of disappointment. But a lot has changed since then.
Following five straight wins, the Reds are suddenly looking like genuine premiership contenders.
Not only have Carl Veart’s men been winning games, but they have also been dispatching their opponents.
A phenomenal first-half display saw Adelaide race into a 4-0 lead before half-time last weekend. Veart’s side completely dominated the Jets in every department – finishing the game with a tally of 22 shots and 60% possession.
The South Australians will be aware that they have only kept three clean sheets in 12 games this season. But with guys like Stefan Mauk, Tomi Juric, and Craig Goodwin producing at the other end of the pitch, the Reds will feel they can outscore anyone right now.
Sydney FC Team News and Analysis
Much like Adelaide, Sydney FC also made a slow start to the campaign. But in a similar fashion, the defending champions have turned things around in recent weeks.
Sure, the Sky Blues’ four-match unbeaten run – two wins and two draws – doesn’t quite rival the Reds’ recent hot streak. However, Steve Corica’s side is clearly moving in the right direction again.
While only two teams have conceded more goals than Adelaide this season, Sydney FC currently boasts the A-League’s best defensive record. The reigning champs have let in just 12 goals in as many games this term, giving them a solid foundation to build upon.
Milos Ninkovic, Patrick Wood, Kosta Barbarouses, and Bobo all have three goals to their name this year. Still, Corica’s men have struggled to score consistently in 2021.
If Sydney FC continues to keep things tight at the back, the goals will surely begin to flow upfront.
Adelaide United vs. Sydney FC Odds
Despite winning each of their previous five outings, the Reds head into Sunday’s clash as the underdog. It could be argued that Adelaide is overachieving at the moment, but the high price for the home win is bound to attract plenty of attention here.
As you can see, 10bet views Sydney FC as the favorite to win this one. The Sky Blues haven’t been blowing their opponents away of late, although they have been doing enough to pick up positive results.
Right, it’s time for my Adelaide vs. Sydney FC betting pick.
Adelaide vs. Sydney FC Prediction and Pick
Of course, Adelaide will be brimming with belief, having clinched five straight victories. But I can see Veart’s men struggling to claim all three points against a resurgent Sydney FC outfit on Sunday.
Following a shaky start, the defending champions seem to have kicked into gear recently. With that in mind, I believe the draw is the best bet for this matchup.