Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar: match preview
Both Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar will be looking to bounce back to winning ways when they meet in an intriguing clash on Wednesday night.
Victory went down 2-1 to Western United FC on Saturday night in their first outing since the Hyundai A-League resumption, while Roar lost 1-0 to Adelaide United on their return to action.
So it's sure to mean there will be two fired-up sides at Bankwest Stadium as respective coaches Grant Brebner (Victory) and Warren Moon (Roar) chase their first wins as head coach.
While Roar head into this one in fourth spot and looking good to feature in this season's Finals Series, Victory are back in 10th spot and will want to finish the campaign with a flourish to build some momentum for 2020/21.
Something special always seems to happen when these two sides clash and this one should be another thriller.
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEST
Venue: Bankwest Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports 507
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 4.James DONACHIE, 6.Leigh BROXHAM (c), 7.Kenny ATHIU, 9.Andrew NABBOUT, 13.Birkan KIRDAR, 15.Giancarlo GALLIFUOCO, 16.Josh HOPE, 17.Elvis KAMSOBA, 18.Migjen BASHA, 21.Adama TRAORE, 23.Marco ROJAS, 24.Anthony LESIOTIS, 25.Brandon LAUTON, 26.Jay BARNETT, 30.Matthew SUTTON (gk), 31.Aaron ANDERSON, 32.So Nishikawa, 43.Luis LAWRIE-LATTANZIO
**2-4 to be omitted**
In: 7.Kenny ATHIU (promoted), 30. Matthew SUTTON (gk)(promoted), 32. So NISHIKAWA (promoted)
Out: 20.Lawrence Thomas (released)
Unavailable: 5.Tim HOOGLAND (released), 8.Jakob POULSEN (released), 10.Robbie KRUSE (knee - season), 11.Ola TOIVONEN (released),
Brisbane Roar squad: 1.Max CROCOMBE (gk), 2.Scott NEVILLE, 3.Corey BROWN, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 5.Tom ALDRED (c), 6.Macaulay GILLESPHEY, 7.Jai INGHAM, 8.Danny KIM, 10.Bradden INMAN, 12.Matthew RIDENTON, 14.George MELLS, 19.Jack HINGERT, 20.Aaron AMADI-HOLLOWAY, 21.Jamie YOUNG, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 26.Jay O’SHEA, 27.Kai TREWIN, 29.Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS, 30.Mirza MURATOVIC, 77.Scott MCDONALD
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 1.Max CROCOMBE (promoted), 14.George MELLS (promoted), 27.Kai TREWIN (promoted)
Outs: 31.Macklin FREKE (not selected)
Unavailable: 22.Jake McGING (knee)
Did you know?
- Melbourne Victory have won the last four Hyundai A-League games in a row against Brisbane Roar, outscoring the Queenslanders 12-3 in that time.
- Victory have lost their last three Hyundai A-League games in a row heading into this clash. The last and only time they have lost more in succession is a four-game stretch back in 2015.
- Roar boasts passing accuracy of 74.2% for passes ending in the final third this season. They have made 173 more passes than any other team in this area.