We take a look at today’s A-League Grand Final between Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers which will be played at Adelaide Oval. We take a look at the odds for both of the teams and give our tips and value bet for the match. View our A-League Grand Final tips below.
When: 16:07 | Sunday 01/05/2016
Where: Adelaide Oval
Tip: Adelaide United at $2.25
Value TIP: Adelaide United 3-1 at $14.00
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change
Man Utd vs Leicester Preview
Massive game for both clubs. The Foxes can obviously clinch the title with a win, but victory for United will leave them just two points shy of City and Arsenal (who still have to play each other) in third and fourth respectively. A win to either side would see United leapfrog into fourth and the final Champions League spot, provided of course that they win their next two games. Plenty at stake then in a game that looks fascinating for the neutrals.
Leicester took a massive step towards the title last week, smashing four past Swansea while Spurs slipped up against West Brom. All of the pre-game talk revolved around Jamie Vardy’s suspension and how the Foxes would cope without his pace. Turns out remarkably well. Claudio Ranieri brought in Jeffrey Schlupp for his pace, playing him wide on the left, and it was a move that paid handsome dividends. Leicester were in complete control and if there were any nerves beforehand, they certainly weren’t obvious. It was a champion-like performance.
Vardy will again be missing this week, which should see Leonardo Ulloa start, though the Argentine is still suffering with the back injury that forced him from the ground late in the game against Swansea. To what degree this impacts his performance remains to be seen.
The reverse fixture earlier in the year finished 1 — 1 but will be remembered as the match Jamie Vardy scored for the 11th consecutive game, breaking Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s Premier League record in the process. United had 69% possession that day, as Leicester allowed United the ball and attempted to pick them off on the counter attack. You’d imagine it’ll be a similar story this time out, though without Vardy it may well prove to be more of a challenge.
United are probably in the best form we’ve seen them in since the same time last year, having won six of their last seven in all competitions, including a victory over Everton in the FA Cup semi final. They’ve every reason to be up and about and are finally showing some signs of life after boring everyone half to death all season. Key to this uplift has been the form of Anthony Martial. The young Frenchman seems to get better every time he plays and has taken his game to another level in the past month or so. His ability to go past his opponent is as good as anyone in the league and he is starting to put some end product together to go with it. Keeping him quiet will be a key focus for Ranieri’s men, though it’s easier said than done at the moment.