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Western United will face off against away team Melbourne Victory at GMHBA Stadium in the A-League tie on Saturday.
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Western United will be hoping for a better result following the 2-0 A-League losing effort in their last game against Central Coast Mariners.
In that game, Western United had 68% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Central Coast Mariners got 13 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Jack Clisby (25') and Marco Ureña (95') scored for Central Coast Mariners.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Western United have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Western United have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 17 goals during that time.
Last time out, Melbourne Victory drew 1-1 in the A-League tie with Melbourne City.
In that game, Melbourne Victory had 34% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Melbourne Victory, the scorers were Nick Ansell (54' Own goal) and Lleyton Brooks (95'). For their opponents, Melbourne City got 17 shots on goal with 4 on target.
Looking at their form, and Melbourne Victory have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 10 goals overall. In defence, Melbourne Victory have not been doing too well. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be continued into this next game, however.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head clashes going back to 02/11/2019 tells us that Western United have won 4 of these games & Melbourne Victory 1, with the number of drawn results being 1.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 26 in all at an average of 4.33 goals per match.
The last league encounter between the two was A-League match day 23 on 28/05/2021 when the final score was Western United 1-6 Melbourne Victory.
That day, Western United managed 60% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Their only player to score was Alessandro Diamanti (45').
Melbourne Victory had 19 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. Jake Brimmer (12'), Rudy Gestede (22'), Elvis Kamsoba (33', 50'), Ben Folami (36') and Butterfield (82') scored.
The referee was Adam Bavcar.
Team News: Western United
The Western United boss John Aloisi doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game thanks to a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Melbourne Victory
With a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Melbourne Victory boss Tony Popović has zero fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
We’re inclined to think that Melbourne Victory and Western United should both be able to score more than once here although it’s hard to pick a clear winner.
It will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw and also of goals in the match. That’s why our selection here is for a very even match with a 2-2 score draw by the conclusion of the match.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: GMHBA Stadium (36,000)
Captain: Alessandro Diamanti
Chairman: Jason Sourasis
Manager: John Aloisi