A matchup of two well-supported ball clubs takes place on Saturday night at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia when Kevin Muscat‘s Melbourne Victory hosts Tony Popovic‘s Western Sydney Wanderers. The Wanderers are at the top of the ladder at 10-3-4 (33 points), while Melbourne sit at 8-3-6 (27 points), good for fourth in the league.
Hyundai A-League 2015/16 Round 18
Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers
Saturday, February 6, 7.30pm AEDT
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
TV: Live on Fox Sports 505 from 7.15pm AEDT
Radio: 1116 SEN Melbourne, 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Local Radio Victoria, Grandstand Digital, online and A-League Live via the ABC Radio mobile app
Online: Join the conversation on Twitter using #MVCvWSW and #MVFC
Melbourne Victory squad (two to be omitted): 1.Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 2.Jason GERIA, 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 4.Nick ANSELL, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Leigh BROXHAM (c), 7.Gui FINKLER, 8.Besart BERISHA, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.Archie THOMPSON, 11.Connor PAIN, 13.Oliver BOZANIC, 17.Matthieu DELPIERRE,18.Dylan MURNANE, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 22.Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 23.Jai INGHAM, 24.Thomas DENG
Ins: 3.Scott GALLOWAY (promoted), 11.Connor PAIN (promoted), 18.Dylan MURNANE (promoted), 23.Jai INGHAM (promoted)
Outs: 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH (suspended – 1 match), 16.Rashid MAHAZI (suspended – 1 match)
Unavailable: 21.Carl VALERI (ill – indefinite)
“It’s a massive game, there’s no denying it. It’s a game we look forward to with great anticipation”, said Nikolai Topor-Stanley before Friday’s training session. “They’re still a good team and we certainly won’t be taking them lightly. They might not have got the desired results for them, but that’s their problem. We’ll be prepared as always and ready for a good showdown.”
Kickoff for this contest at the Docklands is scheduled for 12:30 a.m. PT/3:30 a.m. ET. The Live Blog begins at 10 p.m. PT (Friday)/1 a.m. ET and features bonus coverage of Brisbane Roar vs. Central Coast Mariners. Keep it right here on The Stoppage Time, powered by Azteca Soccer, for more A-League news. Like Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter.