Adelaide United and Sydney meet forces at Coopers Stadium, in a match for the 27th round of League A. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 11‑10‑2019, Sydney won by (2‑3 ). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which registers 3 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats in the last 9 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 11‑10‑2019, for League A, which ended with a victory for Sydney by (2‑3). The goals of the match were scored by N. Mileusnic (44 ‘) and A. Toure (51’), for Adelaide United, and A. Le Fondre (22 ‘e 28’) and R. McGowan (87 ‘), for Sydney.
Adelaide United :
After 9 wins and 12 losses, the home team is currently in 7th position, with 27 points won. In their last match, they lost to the Newcastle Jets at home by (0‑3), after in the previous match having lost by (1‑5) at home, in a match against Western United. In their last 10 home games for the championship Adelaide United have won 6 and lost 4, winning 18 points in 30 possible. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 11 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 21 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only got 2 comebacks.
The Adelaide United team is not having the consistent campaign they wanted, but the truth is that it reaches this final part of the A-League regular season perfectly framed with the possibility of securing qualification for the play-offs. Currently in sixth place in the leaderboard, with the same 34 points as Perth Glory, three more than Newcastle Jets and four less than Brisbane Roar, the team of interim coach Carl Veart remains confident and with morale reinforced by seven points added to nine possible after return to competition. In the last match, Adelaide United won 5-3 against Perth Glory in a match in which coach Veart’s team went into the break with a 4-1 lead, the result of Jakobsen’s goals (27 ‘) , Brook (29 ‘), Opseth (38’) and Halloran (45 ‘). In the second half, Niyongabire (63 ‘) closed the scoring for Adelaide, who would still suffer two more goals.
After 15 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, the visiting team is currently in 1st position, with 48 points won. In their last match, they tied with the Western Sydney Wanderers away by (1‑1), after in the previous match they had tied at home, in a match against Perth Glory, by (0‑0). For the championship, Sydney conquered 23 points in 30 possible, after 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 matches that they played as a visitor.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 8 away matches. His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 20 matches in this competition, they suffered the first goal 5 times, but got the comeback in 3.
The Sydney team already have access to the semifinals of the mathematically assured champion qualifying play-offs, due to their isolated advantage in the leaderboard, currently with 51 points, eight more than second, Melbourne City, and 11 more than the third classified, Wellington Phoenix, which even have a more disputed game each. In three games after the resumption of the championship, the team led by Steve Corica only won the first, against Wellington Phoenix (3-1). After losing to the Newcastle Jets (1-2), Sydney FC was defeated again on the final day 2-0 by rival Melbourne City. It was a match in which Sydney failed, in fact, to be superior, nor to balance the match, due to the superiority evidenced by the rival.