GMHBA Stadium will play host to Saturday's Round 1 A-League game between Western United and Melbourne Victory. The game kicks off at 8:45 pm with Melbourne Victory heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Western United vs. Melbourne Victory game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Saturday November 20, 2021 at 8:45 pm
Where: GMHBA Stadium
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Western United vs Melbourne Victory Preview
Two new managers will take charge in the league for the first time in this fixture with John Aloisi and Tony Popovic in charge of Western United and Melbourne Victory respectively.
While the last two seasons have been quite rough for the Victory, they have brought in a boss with a proven track record for building clubs and having instant success.
There will be no mystery about how he will have the club setup with a defence first approach and with no fewer than a dozen new signings to fit into the squad, the attack may take a while to gel.
Aloisi on the other hand has already tasted victory with a 2-1 win in the FFA Cup last weekend and will be relying on some proven A-League entities to get his side off to a fast start.
The last two meetings between these sides have seen plenty of goals flying in with Western United winning 4-3 in February and Melbourne Victory recording a 6-1 win in May, but this won’t follow that pattern.
You will see the Popovic effect in full force as they dictate the tempo of this match and Victory’s new identity shining through.
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