I don’t usually watch A League soccer but I did watch the Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory game last Friday Night. This is most unusual for me and the only reason I did watch it is because I placed some bets on the game. You can see how I placed those bets in my Australian A League Betting post.
What can I say, that bet was a total bust! Almost like that game. Shit, the only thing that made that game interesting and worth watching was the fact that I placed those bets on it. If I hadn’t placed those bets I doubt very much that I would have watched the whole thing.
Even so I found Adelaide United efforts most frustrating. Not that I know that much about soccer but I felt that Adelaide United was the better side. They seemed to control the ball better and had more shots at goals than Melbourne Victory did. The fact that they missed it so often I found to be extremely frustrating.
When they did finally score that goal in the dying minutes of the game I thought I had a winning bet for sure. All they had to do was to make sure Melbourne Victory did not score a goal. They’d done that for some 85 or so minutes so I thought they could do it for a few minutes more. Unfortunately it was not to be as Ben Khalfallah scored the equaliser ruining all of Sergio Cirio’s efforts for scoring what could have been the winning goal.
The Guardian had an interesting update of the game. Not too much to say I suppose, especially considering it was such a lack lustre game.
All in all though, boring as the game was, I have to say that Adelaide did very well not to get their arses kicked. Apparently, according to some soccer enthusiasts I spoke to, they expected Melbourne Victory to have a resounding win. If you look at it that way a draw isn’t all that bad. Except for the fact that it cost me a bet that is.