Western United vs Adelaide United Predictions

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      Tip Reasoning

      • Western United have been in indifferent form in recent weeks, winning two and losing two, but they have been able to hang on to their place in the top six.
      • Adelaide United put an end to their run of four defeats with a 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory last weekend.
      • Western United average 1.42 goals scored per game this season but have increased this average over the past five games, seeing 1.8 goals per game over this period.
      • Adelaide United have fared slightly better than their opponents this weekend, scoring 1.53 goals per game. Their record in recent weeks have got worse, however, averaging just a goal a game.
      • Games featuring Western United have beaten the 2.5 goal line in 50% of the time this season, while Adelaide United games have beaten the goal line 84% of the time.

      Can Western United stamp their authority on the top six?

      Western United have performed well this season, spending most the year in the top six and picking up impressive wins over Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar; but their form has deteriorated over the past few weeks, losing two of their last five and falling 14 points below leaders, Sydney FC.

      The side have performed well in front of goal, scoring 20 goals in 14 games with the nine contributed by Besart Berisha being a massive help to the side. Despite not finding results too often recently, they’ve been able to find the net with regularity, increasing their average goals per game to 1.8.

      Is Adelaide’s poor form behind them or will they falter again?

      Adelaide United have had an odd season, losing and winning groups of games and not experiencing a draw so far this year. They picked up a win last weekend and this put an end to their poor run of form that saw them lose four in a row. They’ll be hoping the win last weekend will be another turning point but they face a tough test against Western United.

      Adelaide have performed well in attack, scoring 20 in 13 and averaging 1.53 goals per game, but their defensive record leaves a lot to be desired with an average of 1.61 goals conceded this season. This has got worse over the past five games, though, with the side conceding 10 goals in that time.

      Who wins and puts themselves in pole position for finals football?

      This game looks to be fairly even with neither side looking dominant at the moment but one thing that looks certain from this game is goals. We’re predicting the two sides will beat the 2.5 goal line. Between them, the teams have scored 40 goals; Adelaide matches have enjoyed an average of 3.2 goals and Western United matches have seen an average of 2.7 goals.

      A result seems a little harder to predict, with both teams possessing quality but neither going through a great patch of form. We think home advantage will just be enough for Western United, however, and we’re tipping them to win this game 2-1, condemning Adelaide to a fifth defeat in six games.

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