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Adelaide United will be hoping for something better than yet another draw when they host Melbourne Victory at Coopers Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:45pm (AEDT).
After three straight draws the Reds will be frustrated that they have not been able to turn at least one of those results into a victory. Yet their football has been positive and promising at times and they remain one of just three undefeated teams in the 2021-22 season.
Spaniard Isaías Sanchez has slotted straight back into the Adelaide set-up under Carl Veart, and Kusini Yengi has clearly messaged the competition that he is a striker to watch. With a still-developing back four, logic suggests Adelaide will be a far better team nearer the back end of the season.
Melbourne Victory travel to Adelaide after a disappointing loss to the Glory last weekend, having been reduced to ten men for nearly half of the contest. The subsequent 3-0 loss hurt, yet after two splendid wins to start the season some breathing room had been established. Today’s match is a chance to move back to the top of the ladder, and manager Tony Popovic will have placed a premium price on the three points. This is yet another Match Week 3 encounter where the winners will sit comfortably in the six and the losers will likely lament missed opportunities.
Venue: Coopers Stadium
Kick-off: 7:45 pm (AEDT), Saturday 11th December 2021
Live stream: Paramount+
Betting: Adelaide United $2.16, Melbourne Victory $3.20 – odds via PlayUp
James Delianov, George Timotheou, Nick Ansell, Louis D’Arrigo, Ryan Kitto, Stefan Mauk (c), Kusini Yengi, Isaías, Craig Goodwin, George Blackwood, Nathan Konstandopoulos, Mohamed Toure, Joe Caletti, Yaya Dukuly, Javi López, Michael Jakobsen, Jacob Tratt, Ben Halloran, Josh Cavallo, Juande, Bernardo, Dakota Ochsenham, Jonny Yull, Ethan Cox, Alexandar Popovic, Joe Gauci, Nestor Irankunda
Matt Acton, Jason Geria, Jason Davidson, Rai Marchán, Matthew Spiranovic, Leigh Broxham (c), Chris Ikonomidis, Joshua Brillante, Francesco Margiotta, Robbie Kruse, Ben Folami, Birkan Kirdar, Jay Barnett, Aaron Anderson, Stefan Nigro, Brendan Hamill, Nicholas D’Agostino, Ivan Kelava, Roderick, Jake Brimmer, Marco Rojas, Nishan Velupillay, Luis Lawrie-Lattanzio, Lleyton Brooks, Zaydan Bello, Gianluca Iannucci, Jerrad Tyson