The Victory remain at home and will be eager to record their first win of the season over the Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday night. We take a look at Friday nights (18/10/2019) A-League Round 2 match which is between the Melbourne Victory and the Western Sydney Wanderers.
When: Friday 18 October, 7:30PM
Where: MARVEL STADIUM
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
It was a typically tough first-up assignment for the new-look Victory, who were held to a goalless draw by crosstown rivals City. Given it was their first real competitive match with Marco Kurtz at the helm, I have little doubt they’ll improve from the effort and will be hard to beat this week.
The Wanderers contested their first match at the new ‘Wanderland’ and were troubled consistently by last season’s cellar-dwellers the Central Coast. It’s obviously extremely difficult to line up Week 1 form, but the Wanderers well and truly got out of jail as the result of a penalty and they face a big step up in class this week.
Tip: Melbourne Victory at $2.00
Correct Score: Melbourne Victory 2 – 0 at $9.50
Melbourne Victory squad: 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Corey BROWN, 4.James DONACHIE, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Jakob POULSEN, 9.Andrew NABBOUT, 11.Ola TOIVONEN (c), 14.Thomas DENG, 16.Josh HOPE, 17.Elvis KAMSOBA, 18.Migjen BASHA, 19.Ben CARRIGAN, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Adama TRAORE, 22.Kristijan DOBRAS, 24.Anthony LESIOTIS, 25.Brandon LAUTON, 26.Jay BARNETT, 30.Matthew SUTTON (gk) **2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 7.Kenny ATHIU (returned from international duty), 26.Jay BARNETT (promoted)
Unavailable: 1.Matt ACTON (shoulder), 5.Tim HOOGLAND (quadriceps – 6 weeks), 10.Robbie KRUSE (hamstring), 13.Birkan KIRDAR (international duty)
Western Sydney Wanderers: 1.Daniel LOPAR (gk), 4.Dylan McGOWAN, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Matthew JURMAN, 7.Mitchell DUKE (c), 13.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 14.Alex MEIER, 16.Mathieu CORDIER, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 19.Pirmin SCHWEGLER, 22.Nicholas SULLIVAN, 23.Kosta GROZOS, 27.Kwame YEBOAH, 28.Fabian MONGE, 29.Daniel WILMERING, 31.Noah PAGDEN, 33.Tate RUSSELL, 35.Mohamed ADAM, 37.Jake TREW, 40.Nicholas SUMAN (gk) **2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 27.Kwame YEBOAH (returns from injury), 28.Fabian MONGE (promoted), 31.Noah PADGEN (promoted), 33.Tate RUSSELL (returns from international duty)
Outs: 21.Tarek ELRICH (hamstring)
Unavailable: 10.Radoslaw MAJEWKSI (knee – indefinite)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change