Adelaide make their way to Melbourne this Saturday morning and Tobias Gourlay thinks they'd rather not bother
"At home to teams now sixth and below, Melbourne have won 5/5 and scored 19 times"
Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United
Saturday 08:50 (Live on BT Sport 2)
It was redemption (of sorts) for Villarreal in Rome yesterday evening. The Yellow Submarine rose up to beat Roma 1-0, leaving us to spew about hellfire and damnation.
Our next stop is Australia. Nine points clear of third, Melbourne Victory are a lock for a top-two finish in this season's A-League.
Kevin Muscat's men have already won away to Adelaide twice this term and should complete a hat-trick of wins on home turf this Saturday morning (UK time).
Victory have won 7/9 at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium recently, scoring at least twice in all seven successes. Against teams now sixth and below, they've won 5/5 and scored 19 times.
Bottom-of-the-table Adelaide's main focus is on the group stage AFC Champions League right now. They've got a game in that competition coming up on Wednesday.
Guillermo Amor's men notched just three points from a possible 27 on the road this term, scoring just five times in total. We fancy they won't really mind leaving Melbourne empty handed this weekend, if it means they'll have more in the tank for next week's continental adventure.
Back Melbourne Victory -1.0 on the Asian Handicap @ [1.70] v Adelaide United
2017 P/L (1pt per bet)