The Reds have what it takes to knock out the defending champions out of the A-League finals, giving punters some interesting options ahead of this weekend's sudden death gameAdelaide United appear tempting outsiders for their A-League elimination final away to the Central Coast Mariners on Saturday.
The Reds are paying $2.90 at bet365 to win in Gosford this weekend, with the home team $2.40 favourites and the draw priced at $3.25.
The last two meetings between the sides have produced 1-0 and 4-0 home wins for Adelaide in February and December respectively, with the earlier result sparking the form transformation that now has Josep Gombau's side contesting the playoffs.
You can get $15.00 on another 2-0 win for the Reds or a lengthy $67.00 on a repeat of that 4-0 triumph.
However, prior to those two results Central Coast had won their last nine meetings with the South Australians, home and away.
Adelaide's last win over the Mariners in Gosford came in January 2009. Goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic is the only Reds survivor from that game, with his current team-mate Nigel Boogard playing for the opposition in that game. Mat Simon and John Hutchinson both played in the 1-0 defeat for Central Coast and are likely to be involved on Saturday.
Hutchinson scored a costly late own-goal for the Mariners in their 1-0 loss to FC Seoul in the AFC Champions League last Wednesday. He's paying $9.50 to make amends by getting on the scoresheet at the right end in this one, while Simon is equal favourite to score first in the game at $7.50, the same price as Adelaide centre-forward Bruce Djite.
If you think it will a 1-0 win for Gombau's men, you can get $9.50 at bet365 on that scoreline. A 1-0 for the Mariners, the score when these two met in October, is worth $8.00.