We take a look at Saturday nights (5/1/2019) A-League 2019 Round 11 match is between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne Victory. The Victory go into the match in very good form and look to be hard to beat.
When: Sat 5th Jan at 7:50PM AEDT
Where: ANZ Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
What was once one of the most anticipated fixtures on the A-League calendar has taken a bit of a hit with the struggles of the homeless Wanderers.
With just one win in their last four, Western Sydney are in dire need of a boost but don’t appear to have the players to make it happen.
The Victory on the other hand have drawn two in a row and could use all three points from this away trip to avoid Perth getting too far ahead.
Normally you would back the Victory only if their chief playmaker Keisuke Honda is in the side but they should have the quality to win here even if the Japanese star is absent.
Tip: Melbourne Victory at $2.00
Correct Score: Melbourne Victory 2-1 at $8.00
Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 5.Brendan HAMILL, 7.Nick FITZGERALD, 8.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 9.Oriol RIERA, 10.Alexander BAUMJOHANN, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 13.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 14.Mathieu CORDIER, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (gk), 21.Tarek ELRICH, 24.Raul LLORENTE, 27.Kwame YEBOAH, 28.Roly BONEVACIA, 33.Tate RUSSELL, 34.Patrick ZIEGLER, 40.Nicholas SUMAN (gk), 49.Abraham MAJOK **two to be omitted
Ins: 14.Mathieu CORDIER (promoted), 27.Kwame YEBOAH (new signing)
Unavailable: 4.Josh RISDON (international duty), 16.Jaushua SOTIRIO (injury – one week), 19.Mark BRIDGE (injury – four weeks)
Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Corey BROWN, 5.Georg NIEDERMEIER 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Terry ANTONIS, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.James TROISI, 11.Ola TOIVONEN, 13.Birkan KIRDAR, 14.Tommy DENG, 15.Raul BAENA, 16.Josh HOPE, 19.Rahmat AKBARI, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI (C), 24. Elvis KAMSOBA. **two to be omitted**
Ins: 15.Raul BAENA (return from injury), 5.Georg Niedermeier (return from injury), Elvis Kamsoba (promoted)
Outs: 22.Nick Ansell (injured)
Unavailable: Jai Ingham (quad – TBC), Keisuke Honda (Hamstring – 4 weeks)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change