Palmerbet Sports Team’s Best of the Day preview takes a look at tonight’s women’s soccer action with W-League tips for the clash between Adelaide United and Perth Glory.
19:30 (AEDT) @ Marden Sports Complex, South Australia
Last meeting: November 10, 2017: Adelaide 3 d Perth 1 at Marden Sports Complex
Final Thoughts: Second spot on the W-League ladder goes on the line when Adelaide United host Perth Glory on Thursday night. It’s an intriguing battle between the competition’s best defensive outfit and the top attacking team.
Both teams are undefeated, having won two and drawn two of their four games. The Glory’s +6 goal differential has them in second, with United in third with a +3 differential.
After chalking up back-to-back victories over Brisbane (1-0) and Canberra (3-0), Adelaide drew 1-1 on the road against Melbourne City – their first goal conceded this season.
Week 5 in the W-League featured more great goals and saves and one heck of a result from Adelaide to remain undefeated in their search for a maiden playoff berth. From @timgrainey https://t.co/IIiCVBeDtD pic.twitter.com/Y6L1gNG3Io
— The Equalizer (@EqualizerSoccer) December 5, 2018
American import Veronica Latsko leads United’s goal tally with two.
Perth drew their first two games – including a remarkable 4-all stalemate with Canberra. But they’ve surged into W-League title reckoning with big wins over Wanderers (3-0) and City (5-2) in their last two.
Matildas rep Sam Kerr and American Alyssa Mautz both have four goals to their name.
— Westfield W-League (@WLeague) December 4, 2018
Adelaide chalked up a comprehensive 3-1 home win over Perth last season. Makenzy Doniak, who has since returned to the US, scored a hat-trick.
The potent Perth Glory head into this away assignment as warm favourites. It shapes as the miserly Adelaide defence’s biggest test to date – and we’re backing the Glory to maintain their rampant goalscoring form.