Adelaide United VS Perth Glory, home preserve their top six spots

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Match Time:7/30/2020 17:30 Thursday(GMT+8)

Australia A-League -- Adelaide United VS Perth Glory

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TEAM NEWS

Adelaide’s list of absentees due to injury is mounting with Nikola Mileusnic and Al Hassan Toure the latest to miss.

 

Perth will miss marquee midfielder Diego Castro. Both of coach Tony Popovic’s sons, Kristian and Gabriel, started Glory’s last match.

 

Adelaide Utd

Suspended: None

Doubtful: None

Injured/unavailable: James Troisi (knee), Nikola Mileusnic (foot), Al Hassan Toure (hamstring), Nathan Konstandopoulos (knee), Kusini Yengi (pelvis)

 

Perth Glory

Suspended: None

Doubtful: None

Injured/unavailable: Chris Ikonomidis (ACL), Diego Castro (personal)

 

MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN

Sixth-placed Adelaide managed their maiden draw of the season with Saturday’s 1-1 with Wellington. Carl Veart’s side are scrapping for a finals spot and need three points to build a gap on seventh-placed Western Utd who have two games in hand. The Reds have resumed with a 1-0 win over Brisbane and the Wellington draw which is solid.

 

Fifth-placed Perth are three points ahead of United with a game in hand, but their form has been unconvincing. Glory beat bottom club Central Coast 1-0 upon the resumption before a 2-1 loss to Wellington. The evidence of both games is it’s clear Perth miss Castro’s creativity.

 

On the basis of the latter point and Adelaide’s solid form, I’ll back the Reds to win.

 

SECOND PREDICTION: HILO – LOW

Both sides have had relatively low-scoring matches since the league resumed and aren’t overly prolific, with some key attacking options sidelined, so I’ll back a similar outcome.

 

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Glory are unbeaten in their past five encounters with the Reds, including last season’s memorable preliminary final 2-2 draw in regular time where Perth progressed to the Grand Final on penalties. These sides have never met before in Sydney.

Adelaide United VS Perth Glory, home preserve their top six spots

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