A-League Betting Preview: Back Perth Glory to beat Adelaide United with Both Teams To Score

With 2 points in 6 games, Adelaide United are visiting the fifth place favourite Perth Glory FC in search of their first victory of the season.

Recommended bet: Perth Glory to win & Both Teams To Score at 5/2 (3.50) bet365

With a tally of just two points from six matches for Adelaide United to date, the team that were crowned both regular Premiers and Grand Final champions last term are now propping up the Hyundai A-League.  

They did at least show some spirit to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Brisbane Roar last Friday evening, with Sergi Guardiola equalising on 78 minutes with his third goal in as many matches.

The Reds have scored in all six games this season, but the problem is that they’ve not scored more than a single goal in any of those games. Their two points have come courtesy of a couple of 1-1 draws, with the other four games all being lost by the same 2-1 scoreline. You would have had a winning bet had you backed Both Teams To Score (BTTS) in all six of Adelaide’s matches to date.

Perth Glory are fifth in the table at present, having won two, lost two and drawn two of their six games.  They went down 4-1 to table-topping Sydney FC on Sunday, although the scoreline was harsh on Glory who made the early running and had several chances to score themselves through striker Andy Keogh.

No team has seen more goals in their matches this season than Perth, with a total of 25 in their first six matches (12 scored, 13 conceded).  Unsurprisingly, BTTS has come in five times during those games.

In the three league meetings between the teams last season, Adelaide won two of them, with Glory coming out on top in the first encounter.  This is a very different Adelaide team under coach Guillermo Amor, but it’s perhaps worth noting that they had the same points tally they do today after six games last season and it wasn’t until round nine that they secured their first win of the campaign – 1-0 at home to Perth Glory.

The stats strongly support BTTS in this game, but odds of 8/15 (1.53) have little appeal.  Taking account of home advantage and Glory’s superior form, backing them to win in conjunction with BTTS at 5/2 (3.50) looks the more attractive option.