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Melbourne Victory will be the visitors at HBF Park on Sunday for the A-League clash with hosts Perth Glory.
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Perth Glory will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 1-3 A-League losing effort in their last game against Melbourne City.
In that match, Perth Glory managed 38% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. For Perth Glory, the goals were scored by Christopher Ikonomidis (31') and Luke Bodnar (36' Own goal). Melbourne City had 17 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Jamie Maclaren (45', 68') scored for Melbourne City.
It’s not been often in recent games that Perth Glory haven’t conceded. The reality is that Glory have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 10 goals on the way.
Their prior results show that Perth Glory:
- have not won against Melbourne Victory in their last 5 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Macarthur FC in A-League action, Melbourne Victory and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Melbourne Victory had 40% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Melbourne Victory was Elvis Kamsoba (23'). Macarthur FC had 6 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Markel Susaeta (31') and James Meredith (69') scored for Macarthur FC.
The stats don’t lie, and Melbourne Victory have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 16 goals overall. In defence, Victory have some weaknesses to address. We will see whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Taking a look at their past results, Melbourne Victory:
- haven't been beaten by Perth Glory in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 10/02/2019 shows us that Perth Glory have won 1 of these and Melbourne Victory 4, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A total of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 5 for Glory and 12 being from Victory. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The previous league clash between these clubs was A-League match day 16 on 26/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Melbourne Victory 2-1 Perth Glory.
The referee was Shaun Evans.
Team News: Perth Glory
Perth Glory manager Richard Garcia has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash owing to a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Melbourne Victory
Thanks to a fully injury-free group ready to go, Melbourne Victory boss Steve Kean has no fitness worries to report coming into this clash.
Our thinking is that Perth Glory will probably be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
In contrast, Melbourne Victory will not find it easy to break down their defence but we do fancy them hitting back at some stage, too.
Our selection here is for a fairly comfortable 3-1 margin for Perth Glory at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: HBF Park (20,500)
Captain: Diego Castro
Chairman: Tony Sage
Manager: Richard Garcia
Competitions: A-League position 10
🔑 Star Player: Carlo Armiento
Regularly played in the Striker position, Carlo Armiento was born in Adelaide, Australia. Having played his first senior match for Adelaide United in the 2018 - 2019 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 3 league goals in this A-League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 16 appearances.