Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United - Saturday 20:00, Fox Sports 2

Champions Melbourne Victory have gotten off to a strong start once again this season, winning four of their opening six games and next up they host struggling Adelaide, who find themselves at the foot of the table and winless in the seven games they’ve played this season.

After picking up just one win in their opening three games, Victory have won their last three, the most notable of those being a 4-2 win at last season’s runners-up Sydney. They’ve won all three home games this season, leading at half-time in each of these and their home record since the start of last season is an impressive W12-D2-L3 as they’ve been ahead in nine of these games, but they did manage just five clean sheets in this time. Against bottom-half finishers last season their record was W7-D0-L1 with four of these wins by more than one goal and they also led at half-time in four of the wins, but again only three were without conceding.

Adelaide have lost four of their last five games, with each of these defeats by more than one goal and they also trailed at half-tine in all of these defeats. Indeed, Adelaide have now lost seven of their last nine on the road, but they did manage to find the net in seven of these matches. Adelaide will be hoping that striker Babalj is fit enough to return but they have a poor record when travelling to the Victory, losing all four of their meetings, though they did manage to score in three of these games and only one defeat was by more than one goal as all four of these games had more than two goals.

Five of Victory’s last six home games have had at least three goals, as have four of Adelaide’s last five on the road, with three of these seeing at least four strikes. This game should be full of goals, with Over 3.5 appealing and even Over 4.5 which would have paid out in the last two between these sides at Melbourne. The best bet however looks to be Victory to win and both teams to score as Melbourne have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight at home while Adelaide have scored in five of their last six on the road and in seven of their last nine away defeats.

Melbourne Victory to Win and Both Teams to Score - 1pt @ 2.88