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
|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.
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.
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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