All the evidence points to this being a one-sided affair but dig a little deeper and viewers of this week’s televised match could be in for an intriguing afternoon.
Adelaide United v Sydney FC Saturday 26 November 2011 Hindmarsh, Stadium, Adelaide Local kick-off: 2.30pm Live: ABC TV
All the evidence points to this being a one-sided affair but dig a little deeper and viewers of this week-s televised match could be in for an intriguing afternoon.
Adelaide may still be seeking to end a lengthy winless run, which now stretches across three seasons, but history may provide some comfort. The last team to fall to Adelaide was Sydney FC in season one at the same Hindmarsh Stadium.
Adelaide-s home form this season has been erratic and started with a 4-1 capitulation against a rampant Canberra United, however champions Brisbane Roar were fortunate to escape the City of Churches will all three points a fortnight ago.
Coach Dave Edmondson had a full squad last week for the first time since Round 1, following the return of his Australia U-17 contingent and the New Zealander will be expecting to see more cohesion this week.
Sydney-s star-studded squad will sparkle even more this weekend with the return of ace goal-poacher Leena Khamis from a productive stint in Denmark.
The Sky Blues turned in arguably the performance of the season a fortnight ago but, ominously for Adelaide, coach Alen Stajcic says his charges will develop further still. One possible hurdle to overcome for the Sydneysiders is rustiness following the bye last weekend.