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Despite having performed admirably in their A-League debut, the Western Sydney Wanderers are tipped to struggle when they travel to Hindmarsh to face Adelaide

GOAL.com Indonesia   By PAUL GOUGH

They may have performed heroically to pick up a point in their A-League debut by drawing against last year's premiers Central Coast in Week 1, but Western Sydney Wanderers are being tipped to return home empty-handed from their first ever away game against Adelaide on Friday.

The Wanderers performed well above expectations to earn a 0-0 draw last Saturday, though they face a much tougher task this week on the road against AFC Champions League quarter-finalists Adelaide.

And while the Reds may have suffered heartbreak in losing to Bunyodkor in extra-time in the second leg of that ACL quarter-final tie in Tashkent, they bounced back superbly to beat Newcastle 2-0 away on Sunday, despite a 33-hour journey home for the match.

With a full week's rest and a home match to look forward to, the Reds have been installed as the $1.73 favourites at Betfair to win on Friday, with the draw at $3.80 and the Wanderers at $6.

However, the Reds are still good value at that price given they are shorter elsewhere at $1.67 at sportsbet.com.au - where the draw is priced at $3.60 and the Wanderers at $5.50.

And Adelaide are priced at $8.60 at Betfair to again win 2-0 in correct-score betting markets, with a 1-0 Reds victory the favoured option at $6.60.

You can get a massive $14 on the Wanderers pulling off an upset 1-0 win.

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BEST BET
VALUE BET
Adelaide United to win v Western Sydney Wanderers at $1.73 at Betfair
Adelaide United to win 2-0 v Western Sydney Wanderers at $8.60 at Betfair

The Reds are also an appealing $2.32 at Betfair to keep a clean sheetbut that price is likely to shorten come closer to game time.

Iain Ramsay - scorer in the win over Newcastle and crucial in the attacking third with Dario Vidosic out - is priced at $13 at sportsbet.com.au to net first in Friday's clash at Hindmarsh Stadium.

*Note prices subject to change

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