Friday’s A-League 2016 Round 2 match is between Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers. The opening kick off is set to commence at 19:50 local time with the game to be played at Hindmarsh Stadium. The home team Adelaide United are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers.
The Reds return home for the second match of the season against the side they beat 3-1 in last season’s grand final. They drew in their other two clashes. Reds coach Guillermo Amor is likely to unleash a more attacking style than they showed last week after taking a point in a lacklustre season opener against the Jets. It would appear they’ll need a bit of time to gel with their large squad turnover from last season, but then again they started last year off poorly and look how that turned out! The Wanderers travel to South Australia after a stinging 4-0 loss to Sydney FC. With the revamped Reds still finding their feet, the Wanderers will be hoping to get back on track and could get something out of this one.
Sportsbet odds: Adelaide $2.05, Wanderers $3.40, draw $3.50.
Adelaide United squad: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk) (c), 3.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 4.Dylan McGOWAN, 7.HENRIQUE, 8.ISAÍAS, 9.Sergi GUARDIOLA, 11.Sergio CIRIO, 12.Mark OCHIENG, 15.Ben WARLAND, 16.Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 18.Riley McGREE, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.John HALL (gk), 21.Tarek ELRICH, 22.Ryan KITTO, 24.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 25.James HOLLAND, 45.Danny CHOI
Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1.Jerrad TYSON (gk), 2.Shannon COLE, 3.Jack CLISBY, 5.Brendan HAMILL, 6.Mitch NICHOLS, 7.Steve LUSTICA, 8.Dimas (c), 9.Kerem BULUT, 10.Nicolás MARTÍNEZ, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 13.Bruno PIÑATARES, 14.Jumpei KUSUKAMI, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 18.Robbie CORNTHWAITE, 19.Jacob MELLING, 20.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 22.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS