Preview: Adelaide United FC v Sydney FC
Be a part of the excitement as top drawer Hyundai A-League action returns to the Adelaide Oval
Adelaide United v Sydney FC Wednesday 29th December 7:30pm Be a part of the excitement as top drawer Hyundai A-League action returns to the newly developed Adelaide Oval on Wednesday!
There is triple the reason to get along to Adelaide United-s home game against Sydney on Wednesday night. Firstly, The Reds need to get their irresistible home form back on track and want your passionate support to help them do just that. Secondly, this midweek clash brings rivals Sydney FC to town.
Games against the Sky Blues are always pretty tasty. And finally, and perhaps most intriguingly, the match gives you the opportunity to check out the newly-developed Adelaide Oval.
Anyone who has attended either of the previous games at the Adelaide Oval will already know the fantastic atmosphere that can be created at the stadium. Now, on top of that, a spanking new western grandstand boasts amazing vantage points and puts fans amongst the action.
Tickets for games at the Oval always sell like hot cakes, so don-t delay in booking yours today. Let-s make it a complete sell-out and create the kind of noise and colour that will help Rini Coolen-s men sustain their title push.
They-ll be looking at the game against Sydney as an opportunity to get back to winning ways at home, after their last outing at Hindmarsh ended in disaster, with Melbourne Heart stopping The Reds- run of home wins in its tracks.
United seemed set for another three points, leading until the 88th minute thanks to Sergio van Dijk-s header in first-half injury time. However, just as Heart lost focus at the end of the first period, the home side did the same as the fat lady was about to sing, allowing not only an equaliser but also an unthinkable Melbourne Heart winner at the death.
Rini Coolen will hope that the result won-t have irreparably damaged his side-s title aspirations, either in terms of points or confidence, and will be insistent that his players keep on going until the final whistle from now on.
While United will be looking to rediscover their home form, Sydney be hoping to put in a performance that belies their woeful away record. They have only won once on the road in the whole of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season and have failed to score in their last three away matches.
If they are to fight their way into the end of season shake-up, then they simply have to start hardening up away from Sydney Football Stadium and pick up some points.
The most recent loss on the travels was a classic example of why they aren-t winning away. Despite putting in a fairly decent display against North Queensland Fury, they were toothless up-front and gifted the home side a winner thanks to a howler from keeper Ivan Necevski.
If they are as generous in Adelaide, they can expect a tonking. However, if they can play the way they have at home on occasion over recent weeks, they could well cause a surprise against a team that, while dangerous going forward, is certainly beatable.
The beautiful game returns to the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday, and what a match-up it is set to be. United need to get their home form back on track if they are to stay in the hunt for top spot, while last season-s Champions are striving to merely stay in contention for a Grand Finals place. Who will prevail in this midweek match-up? Grab a ticket today and be part of a huge crowd and an amazing and unique atmosphere!