Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory Betting Tips: 2 AH+0.25, 2019-01-09

International Football Tips

Wednesday 9th January 2019
Kickoff: 1950hrs
Pick: Melbourne Victory AH+0.25
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.74 (odds taken at 03:53 GMT, 08 Jan 2019

The later kick-off in the A-League on Wednesday night features a top five clash between Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory as the betting tips continue at Coopers Stadium.

A-League Betting at Bet Victor

Adelaide United Prediction

Following recent back-to-back defeats to the two Melbourne clubs, Melbourne Victory (away) and a home loss to Melbourne City, Adelaide United’s fortunes have taken a slight turn for the better in recent games as they’ve put together a promising three-match run without defeat in the A-League.

A 2-1 win away at Newcastle Jets was in the middle of draws with Western Sydney Wanderers and Wellington Phoenix, but they’ll be tested to see how far they’ve come in recent times when they play host to second placed Melbourne Victory on Wednesday night.

The hosts have managed just one win on home turf so far this season which was a 2-1 win over struggling Brisbane Roar, and defeats to Perth Glory and Melbourne City, both of whom sit in the top four of the A-League, perhaps show a gulf in class between the top four sides and the rest of the division.

Adelaide’s home record stands at a below-par 1-4-2 6/9 and they’ve failed to score in 3 of their 7 home matches to date.

Melbourne Victory Prediction

Melbourne Victory sit in 2nd place and just three points behind early league leaders Perth Glory but the visitors know they must keep winning in order to stay in the hunt for a top two finish later in the season.

Kevin Muscat’s side have lost just twice all season to date which were both inflicted upon them at their AAMI Park but the visitors still remain unbeaten on the road as well as putting together a recent nine-match run without a loss in the Australian top flight heading into this crucial encounter.

An away record of 4-1-0 10/5 gives The Victory a very decent chance of picking up more points in this clash having already registered wins at Newcastle Jets, Sydney, Brisbane Roar and Western Sydney Wanderers along with a draw at crosstown rivals, Melbourne City.

New signing Japanese midfielder Honda (5 goals) and forwards Toivonen (7 goals) and Barbarouses (4 goals) are the key men to watch for the visitors.

Betting Tips Verdict

Until Adelaide United can start winning at home, I’ll oppose them and back Melbourne Victory with the handicap here.