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30 Mar 2018 by TSZ

A-League In Focus – Melbourne Victory vs Western Sydney Wanderers Preview

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When? Sunday 31st March, 09:50 (UK)

Where? AAMI Park

What channel is it on? BT Sport ESPN

Are tickets still available?

Melbourne Victory & Western Sydney -

http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=VICTOR2518

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Melbourne Victory W3, D2
A-League meetings: Melbourne Victory W9, Western Sydney Wanderers W4, D4

MELBOURNE VICTORY

Predicted line-up: Thomas; Deng, Donachie, Williams, Broxham; Valeri, Sanchez; Barbarouses, Troisi, George; Berisha

Unavailable: Austin (Injured)

Doubtful:

WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS

Predicted line-up: Janjetovic; Risdon, Hamill, Thwaite, Llorente; Carrusca, Bonevacia, Lustica; Ikonomidis, Riera, Bridge

Unavailable: Tyson (Injured), Aspropotamitis (Injured)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Melbourne Victory have blown hot and cold as of late with three wins and three losses from their last six A-League outings. That form has seen them slip to fourth place and they have not quite secured their place in this season’s play-offs. This weekend they play host to Western Sydney Wanderers while looking for the necessary win that could well guarantee a place in the top six.

Josep Gombau’s men will be familiar with Melbourne after losing to City last time out and they will be hoping for better fortunes this time around. Not only that but they currently hold sixth place going into this set of fixtures and are trying to keep both the Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory at bay.

They may well have to hope that other results go their way as the Victory should live up to their name on Saturday as they deliver the win they need to secure a top six spot, while making things tense for the Wanderers as we approach the final two rounds of the regular season.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The last time Western Sydney Wanderers lost this fixture away from home was back in November 2016 as they were dealt a 3-0 defeat by the Melbourne Victory. Goals from Oliver Bozanic, Jai Ingham and Max Beister saw the hosts wrap up a comprehensive win, in what must be said was a pretty one-sided encounter.


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