Adelaide United vs Melbourne City – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | A-League 2021-22

Connor Metcalfe of Melbourne City lines up and takes out Mohamed Toure of Adelaide United
Connor Metcalfe of Melbourne City lines up and takes out Mohamed Toure of Adelaide United - IMAGO / AAP

Adelaide United will welcome Melbourne City to Coopers Stadium this Saturday in the tenth round of the 2021/22 A-League regular season.

Venue: Coopers Stadium (Adelaide)

Key Statistics

Adelaide United have won just one of their last six home games in all competitions (D2, L3).

They have kept only one clean sheet in their last five games.

Melbourne City have also kept one clean sheet in their last five games.

The visitors are unbeaten in their last four competitive away games (W2, D2).

Head to head

Both sides have met 37 times in the past. Adelaide United have 15 wins from those 37 games while Melbourne City have managed 12 wins in that period. 

Latest Performances in all competitions

Adelaide United: D-L-W-L-L

Melbourne City: D-L-D–W-L

Adelaide United

Adelaide United will look to get back to winning ways in the league when they face Melbourne Victory this Saturday.

The hosts were lucky to come out with a 1-1 draw with Melbourne Victory last time out with a 91st minute Craig Goodwin goal salvaging a point for them after D’Agostino had put the defending champions ahead in the 84th minute. 

The result made it two games without a win for the visitors who had lost to Melbourne Victory in the FFA Cup before their latest draw. 

Carl Veart’s side currently occupy the seventh place in the league table after taking just seven points from their opening seven games (W1, D4, L2). Their one point per league game average so far this season is only better than Brisbane Roar (0.25 per game) and Wellington Phoenix (0.67 goals per game).

They will hope to better that point tally by picking up a win in this game.

Possible Adelaide United starting line-ups

Joe Gauci; Ryan Kitto, George Timotheou, Jacob Tratt, Javi Lopez; Juande, Louis D’Arrigo, Craig Goodwin; George Blackwood, Bernardo Oliveira, Stefan Mauk.

Injured: Kusini Yengi, Nick Ansell, Nathan Konstandopoulos

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Isaias Sanchez

Melbourne City 

Melbourne City and WS Wanderers could not be separated after 90 minutes last Sunday as both teams played out an entertaining 3-3 draw in their league game.

WS Wanderers took an early lead in the game through James Troisi and Jack Rodwell, who both scored within the first nine minutes. But Melbourne City struck back within 16th minutes through an own goal by Dimitrios Petratos, before Jamie Maclaren completed the comeback for City. After the restart substitute Marco Tilo thought he had won the game for Melbourne City after he found the corner in the 60th minute. But Keijiro Ogawa scored in the 68th minute to seal a draw for WS Wanderers.

The result means that Patrick Kisnorbo’s men come into this tie sitting in fifth place, four points behind Melbourne Victory who are leading the league at the moment. 

They can climb into the top three if they win this game by a decent margin and results elsewhere goes in their favour. 

Possible Melbourne City starting line-ups

Tom Glover; Scott Galloway, Nuno Reis, Rostyn Griffiths, Scott Jamieson; Aiden O’Neill, Connor Metcalfe, Florin Berenguer; Mathew Leckie, Andrew Nabbout, Jamie Maclaren.

Injured: None

Doubtful: Stefan Colakovski

Suspended: None


Adelaide United 1-2 Melbourne City