Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Adelaide United – A-League, February 27, 2021
The Wanderers will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak to eight games when Adelaide United visits Bankwest Stadium on Saturday, February 27.
Three wins and four draws have seen Western Sydney cement fourth place on the A-League ladder, while the Reds currently find themselves three points behind in seventh.
Planning to wager on Saturday’s A-League clash? If you are, you’ll want to check out my Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Adelaide United prediction and betting pick below.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Adelaide United Odds
It is hardly surprising that Western Sydney (1.95) is the bookmakers’ favorite to win this one, especially when you consider the seven-match unbeaten run that Carl Robinson’s men are currently enjoying.
10bet sees Adelaide (3.65) as the clear outsider here, but you’d be foolish to write off the South Australians before taking a closer look at both teams.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Adelaide United Preview
The Wanderers lost their opening game of the season, going down 1-0 to Macarthur. But since then, Robinson’s men haven’t tasted defeat in any of their previous seven outings.
Granted, four draws have prevented Western Sydney from reaching the summit of the A-League ladder. But wins over Newcastle, Central Coast, and Melbourne Victory have kept the club among the early frontrunners.
The Wanderers have only managed to net 11 goals in eight games this season, with six teams scoring more so far. However, along with Brisbane and Sydney FC, the team boasts the joint-best defensive record in the league.
WSW completely dominated Wellington last time out, racking up 24 shots, as well as enjoying the lion’s share of possession. Goals from Kwame Yeboah and Bruce Kamau put Western Sydney ahead, yet the Nix held the Wanderers to their fourth draw of the campaign.
If Robinson’s men can start turning draws into wins, they could be serious title contenders this year.
On the topic of title contenders, the Reds will have title ambitions of their own this term. Sure, Adelaide hasn’t made the best start to the season. But it hasn’t been too bad, either.
Carl Veart’s men beat Melbourne City and Victory in January before suffering three straight defeats. Still, they managed to return to winning ways against the high-flying Mariners last time out, albeit in an unusual fashion.
Tomi Juric scored a hat-trick of penalties as Adelaide beat Central Coast 3-2 at Hindmarsh Stadium, with each of the Reds’ three shots on target coming from the spot. But having dominated possession, it’s fair to say that Adelaide deserved the victory.
Juric now has four goals in seven appearances this season, while Mohamed Toure, Nathan Konstandopoulos, and Stefan Mauk all have two goals to their name.
However, it is worth noting that Adelaide currently has the worst defensive record in the A-League. Having conceded 16 goals in eight games – an average of two goals per game – Veart clearly needs to tighten things up at the back.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Adelaide United Prediction and Pick
Western Sydney Wanderers to Win1.95
With just one defeat to their name this season, the Wanderers are proving extremely tough to break down. Robinson’s team has made a seriously strong start to the campaign – and I can’t see Adelaide ending the unbeaten streak.
The South Australians have picked up a few positive results so far this term, but there is no hiding from the fact that they have been very inconsistent. I’m expecting the Reds to struggle against an in-form Western Sydney.