Both teams have scored in Adelaide’s last eight as well as in each of Perth’s last four.
Perth Glory v Adelaide United – Friday, 11:00, BT Sport 1
Winless Adelaide United travel to a Perth Glory side undefeated in their last nine at home in the later match this Friday. While Adelaide desperately need a win to put pressure on the likes of Central Coast Mariners and Newcastle Jets at the foot of the table, Perth will be looking to bounce back from a three-match stretch without a win in this fixture against the A-League’s basement team.
Despite Adelaide’s dispiriting start to the season, they do have some reasons to be cheerful. They have netted in all of their games so far this season, and not lost by more than a single goal. The champions are missing back-four stalwarts Elsey and Marrone, who remain sidelined by injury, but the good form of striker Sergi Guardiola (three goals in as many games) and the fact that Perth have conceded at least two in five out of six rounds will give them some confidence going into this pivotal fixture.
Both teams have scored in Adelaide’s last eight matches as well as in each of Perth’s last four. Given the fact that these two teams have been scoring consistently, coupled with Adelaide’s form, we think Perth Glory/both teams to score looks like value at 3.7.