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Adelaide United vs Melbourne City: Prediction, Lineup, Live, TV Coverage

Adelaide United versus Melbourne City

We’re in the Australian A-League semi-finals when Adelaide United take on Melbourne City on Wednesday. Adelaide United will host the first leg of this encounter at Coopers Stadium. Here’s everything you need to know about Adelaide United v Melbourne City, kick-off time, team news, probable line-up, prediction and TV coverage.

Melbourne City qualified directly for the semi-finals as leaders. On the other hand, Adelaide United finished 4th in the table, beating Central Coast Mariners to qualify for the semi-finals.

When and where does Adelaide United play Melbourne City?

  • Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  • kick-off time: 19:05 AEST (GMT+10) which is 9:05 GMT
  • Venue: Coopers Stadium, home of Adelaide United

Adelaide United vs Melbourne City A-League Semi-Final First Leg kicks off at 19:05 AEST. It will be a home game for Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium.

Game preview:

Defending champions Melbourne City have been the most consistent team in the Australian A-League this season. With 49 points from 26 games, they ended up at the top of the table and qualified directly for the semi-finals.

On the other hand, Adelaide United had to qualify for the semi-finals in the eliminator as they finished 4th in the table with 43 points from 26 games. They beat the Central Coast Mariners 3-1 to earn a place in the semifinals.

Adelaide men have been in great form in recent games. They have 6 wins in the last 6 games. Carl Veart’s men advance to this semi-final after scoring another 3-1 victory over the Central Coast Mariners at home. They hope to continue their winning streak at home in the semi-final first leg against Melbourne City.

Melbourne City have suffered a slump in form in recent weeks. They have lost 2 and won 4 of their last 6 A-League games. However, a 2-1 goal win over Wellington Phoenix in their last game gives them plenty of confidence for this semi-final away game against Adelaide United.

Adelaide United will challenge leaders Melbourne City in the semi-final first leg. There is sure to be an exciting clash between Adelaide United and Melbourne City on Wednesday.

Head to head:

Adelaide United and Melbourne City have met three times this season in the A-League. Two games ended in a draw, with Adelaide United winning the last.

Adelaide United defeated Melbourne City 2-1 away from home in their last meeting in February. The first half ended 1-1 as Jamie Maclaren scored for the home side and Javi Lopez withdrew for Adelaide United. Mohamed Toure scored in the 85th minute to make it 2-1 in favor of Adelaide United.

Adelaide United vs Melbourne City FC team news and expected line-up:

Lachlan Barr suffered a groin injury last week. He will not be available in the semi-final first leg against Melbourne City. Mohamed Toure and Nick Ansell will also be unavailable to Adelaide United through injury.

Expected line-up of Adelaide United (4-2-3-1): Steven Hall; Ryan Kitto, Isaias, George Timotheou, Joshua Cavallo; Asad Kasumovic, Louis D’Arrigo; Craig Goodwin, Nathan Konstantopoulos, Lachlan Brook; Joe Caletti

Melbourne City will miss Florin Berenguer and Aiden O’Neill through injury. However, Curtis Goodwill will return and will be available for selection in this game after serving a yellow card suspension.

Likely Melbourne City lineup (4-3-3): Tom Glover; Jordan Bos, Curtis Good, Nuno Reis, Kerrin Stokes; Rostyn Griffiths, Tsubasa Endoh, Taras Gomulka; Andrew Nabbout, Jamie Maclaren, and Stefan Colakovski

How to watch Adelaide United vs Melbourne City?

Supporters can use Sky Sports, BT Sports, Channel 10 and other major channels to watch Adelaide United v Melbourne City on TV.

Fans can use ESPN, 10 Play, Paramount Plus and other online live streaming platforms to live stream the game.

Key Characters:

All eyes will be on Jamie Maclaren for Melbourne City. This season, Jamie Maclaren is the top scorer in the A-League with 15 goals. Mathew Leckie will also be crucial alongside Jamie in attack.

On the other hand, Craig Goodwin will be the key player for the home side. Goodwin has 10 goals and 8 assists this season. He’s leading the A-League this season with 18 combined goals and assists.

Forecast:

This semi-final first leg between Adelaide United and Melbourne City will be a head-to-head battle. Adelaide United have won 6 games in their last 6 games. Defending champions Melbourne City have been the most consistent team and leaders this season.

It should be a challenge to beat Adelaide United in front of home fans. The semi-finals will be completely different regardless of their form so far as both teams will give their best.

It’s going to be a close match. Our experts predict that the semi-final first leg between Adelaide United and Melbourne City should end in a 1-1 draw.

  • Outcome Prediction: Adelaide United 1-1 Melbourne City

When is the 2nd round of the semifinals?

Melbourne City will host the second leg of the semi-finals against Adelaide United on Sunday 22 May 2022 at 14:05 AEST (GMT+10).

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