Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners: match preview

Melbourne Victory will be out to avoid a club record five straight losses when they take on Central Coast Mariners at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Monday night.

Victory’s 2-1 loss to Brisbane Roar last Wednesday was their fourth defeat on the bounce, their equal longest losing streak in their Hyundai A-League history.

It should ensure Grant Brebner’s side have extra motivation to take all three points against a Mariners side that won 3-2 the last time these sides met back in January.

That was the Mariners’ last win and if they can repeat that result in this one, it will end a 204 day wait for a victory.

It would also be the first time since 2013 the Mariners have recorded back-to-back wins over the Navy Blue.

Alen Stajcic’s side already have already claimed the wooden spoon for the campaign, but they’ll want to end the campaign on a high in what is their final game of the 2019/20 Season.

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Monday, August 3 2020
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEST
Venue: Nestrata Jubilee Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports 507
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports

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Marco Rojas is set to be a key attacking weapon for Victory in this clash

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Team news

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**

Ins: 7.Kenny ATHIU (promoted), 18.Migjen BASHA (promoted)
Out: Nil
Unavailable: 5.Tim HOOGLAND (released), 8.Jakob POULSEN (released), 10.Robbie KRUSE (knee - season), 11.Ola TOIVONEN (released), 20.Lawrence Thomas (released)

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 2.Ian Zygmunt GORDON, 3.Jack CLISBY, 7.Milan ÐURIĆ, 8.Mikey MCGLINCHEY, 10.Tommy OAR, 11.Daniel DESILVA, 12.Adam PEARCE (gk), 15.Kye ROWLES, 16.Dylan FOX, 17.Sam SILVERA, 18.Gianni STENSNESS, 19.Matt SIMON, 22.Jacob MELLING, 26.Joshua NISBET, 27.Lewis MILLER, 29.Jair BRITTO, 30.Dylan RUIZ-DIAZ, 33.Louis KHOURY, 44.Alou KUOL **2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 8.Mikey MCGLINCHEY (Promoted), 33.Louis KHOURY (Promoted)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 9.Jordan MURRAY (Shoulder)

Matt Simon
Matt Simon was the hero the last time the Mariners faced the Victory back in January

Did you know?

  • Melbourne Victory’s 3-2 loss to Central Coast Mariners in their last meeting was their first in the last eight meetings between the two clubs in NSW.
  • Central Coast have drawn their last two Hyundai A-League games. If the Mariners draw this clash it will be the first time since 2010 they have drawn three games in a row.
  • Mariners skipper Matt Simon has scored nine goals in his Hyundai A-League career against Melbourne Victory, the most against any opposition.

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