Melbourne City vs. Adelaide United Prediction, Tips & Odds – May 22, 2022 6:05 CET
After 0: 0 in the first match, the Melbourne City team will try to secure a place in the playoff finals in front of their fans, thus making a significant step forward towards winning the title.
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Melbourne City is without a doubt the main favorite to win the title this season, given that they have shown a very high level of quality in the competition so far. They finished the regular part of the championship in the first position on the table with forty-nine points won, and the general impression is that they could have won a much higher number of points, but in some games, they were too “relaxed”. In twenty-six games played, they scored fifty-five and conceded just thirty-three goals, and with an average of 3.4 goals per game, they are by far the most efficient team in the league. However, in the first match played four days ago, they were not lucky enough to score a goal, although they were the more dominant team on the field during the entire match, with as many as thirteen shots aimed at Adelaide United’s goal. Mclaren (fifteen goals scored) and Leckie (nine goals scored) are the main “strength” of Melbourne City, and they are players who need very little space to create a chance to score, so the defense of the home team will have many problems to stop this tandem in tomorrow’s match.
A chance to progress to another home Grand Final. It doesn’t get much bigger 👊
𝐁𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐰! ⤵️
— Melbourne City FC (@MelbourneCity) May 21, 2022
Adelaide United managed to score forty-three points after twenty-six games in the regular season, which was enough for the fourth position in the table. In those twenty-six games, they scored thirty-eight and conceded thirty-one goals (2.7 goals per game on average), and looking at those numbers gives the impression that this is a team with more modest offensive potential. However, Adelaide United is one of the teams with the highest number of chances of scoring goals on average per match, and if we take into account the fact that they played as many as sixteen matches with at least three goals scored, it is clear that this is a team that never it must not be easily underestimated. In the quarterfinals, they managed to eliminate the Central Coast Mariners 3: 1 without too many difficulties, and thus made a great overture for the match with the best team in the league. We can freely say that they did not leave the best impression in the first match against Melbourne City, and it seemed as if they primarily wanted to save their goal, so they did not try too hard to seriously endanger the away team’s goal. Adelaide United will have to play much better in the return match than the first game if they want to create a real chance to reach the final, especially considering that the Melbourne City team did not make too many mistakes at home this season.
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— Adelaide United (@AdelaideUnited) May 21, 2022
18.05.22 AL Adelaide United – Melbourne City 0:0
15.02.22 AL Melbourne City – Adelaide United 1:2
15.01.22 AL Adelaide United – Melbourne City 2:2
27.11.21 AL Adelaide United – Melbourne City 2:2
13.05.21 AL Melbourne City – Adelaide United 4:1
03.01.21 AL Adelaide United – Melbourne City 2:0
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Melbourne City vs. Adelaide United Prediction
Melbourne City – home matches:
Seven wins, four draws and two defeats, with twenty-seven goals scored and sixteen conceded
Adelaide United – matches played on away pitches:
Five wins, five draws and three defeats, with sixteen goals scored and seventeen conceded
Melbourne City has played really well at home this season, and one of the two defeats they suffered at home was from Adelaide United. We have to say that the visiting team was too lucky in that match, and that according to all statistical parameters, the Melbourne City team deserved a victory of at least three goals difference, so the home team players will certainly have enough motivation to take revenge for that pain defeat from the first part of the season.
In the first semifinal match, the situation was similar, and the Adelaide United team managed to avoid defeat with a fair amount of luck. The Melbourne City players had three very good chances to score in the first game, but they did not have enough concentration, so the first match ended with a score of 0: 0.
The home field is a great advantage for the Melbourne City team, and we expect to take full advantage of it in tomorrow’s match. The home team is much better, it is the main favorite to win the title, and we believe that it will manage to secure a “ticket to the finals” without any major problems.
Date and time: 22.05.2022 06:05 CET
Prediction: Melbourne City
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