Another Melbourne Derby will be played out this week and this time, we’ll see the league’s most established club go up against the newest. We take a look at Saturday’s (02/11/2019) A-League Round 4 match which is between the Melbourne Victory and Western United.
When: Saturday 2nd November, 7:30PM AEDT
Where: Marvel Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Victory have not enjoyed their best start to a season on record, but they’ll surely be buoyed by their first win of the season; a scrappy fixture that ultimately saw them sneak away from the Brisbane Roar with all three points.
Western United got their first taste of a Derby opposite City just last week, and they’ll be eager to atone for what was their first competitive loss. It wasn’t all together an awful performance, and I think they are a real shot against a Victory side that is yet to impress.
Tip: Western United at $3.50
Correct Score: Western United 2 – 1 at $11.00
Melbourne Victory squad: 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Corey BROWN, 4.James DONACHIE, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Jakob POULSEN, 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, 30.Matthew SUTTON (gk), 50.Brendan WHITE (gk)
**2-3 to be omitted**
Ins: 24.Anthony LESIOTIS (promoted), 25.Brandon LAUTON (promoted), 50.Brendan WHITE (gk) (injury replacement player)
Outs: 9.Andrew NABBOUT (hamstring)
Unavailable: 1.Matt ACTON (shoulder), 5.Tim HOOGLAND (quad), 10.Robbie KRUSE (hamstring), 13.Birkan KIRDAR (international duty), 26.Jay BARNETT (international duty)
Western United FC Squad: 1.Filip KURTO (GK), 2.Aaron CALVER, 3.Brendan HAMILL, 4.Andrew DURANTE, 5.Dylan PIERIAS, 6.Connor CHAPMAN, 8.Panagiotis KONE, 10.Scott MCDONALD, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Dario JERTEC, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Max BURGESS, 15.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 17.Joshua CAVALLO, 18.Besart BERISHA, 19.Josh RISDON, 20.James DELIANOV (GK), 22.Ersan GULUM, 23.Alessandro DIAMANTI, 26.Kwabena APPIAH-KUBI
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 3.Brendan HAMILL (promoted), 15.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS (promoted), 17.Joshua CAVALLO (promoted)
Outs: 27.Jerry SKOTADIS (not selected)
Unavailable: 7.Valentino YUEL (ankle – 4 weeks), 25.Luke DUZEL (International Duty), 9.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS (calf – 1 week)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change