Perth Glory v Western United FC: match preview
The stakes are huge for both Perth Glory and Western United FC heading into the first match of a Wednesday double-header in the Hyundai A-League.
Adelaide United's draw against Melbourne City on Tuesday night has booked Glory's spot in the top six but Mark Rudan's side have work to do to secure finals football.
United are three points behind the sixth-place Reds but have three matches still to play, including this one against Glory at Bankwest Stadium.
If they pick up three points in their final three games, United will qualify for the Finals Series in their maiden Hyundai A-League campaign.
These sides head into this one in contrasting form, with Glory coming off a 4-0 hammering at the hands of Melbourne Victory, while United slammed in five goals in their most recent outing, a 5-3 triumph over the Wanderers.
Who'll come out on top in this intriguing clash in Sydney's west?
Wednesday, August 12 2020
Kick-off: 5.35pm AEST
Venue: Bankwest Stadium
Broadcast: ABC TV, FOX Sports 507
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Perth Glory squad: 2.Alex GRANT, 3.Jacob TRATT, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 7.Joel CHIANESE, 8.James MEREDITH, 9.Bruno FORNAROLI, 13.Osama MALIK, 16.Tomislav MRCELA, 18.Nick D'AGOSTINO, 20.Jake BRIMMER, 21.Tarek ELRICH, 22.Vince LIA, 23.Dane INGHAM, 25.Carlo ARMIENTO, 27.JUANDE, 28.Gabriel POPOVIC, 29.Kristian POPOVIC, 33.Liam REDDY (GK), 50.Daniel MARGUSH (GK), 88.Neil KILKENNY (C) ** 2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 2.Alex GRANT (promoted), 5.Ivan FRANJIC (promoted), 29.Kristian POPOVIC (returns from injury)
Outs: 61.Yianni PERKATIS (not selected)
Western United FC squad: 1.Filip KURTO (GK), 2.Aaron CALVER, 4.Andrew DURANTE, 5.Dylan PIERIAS, 6.Tomoki IMAI, 9.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS, 10.Steven LUSTICA, 11.Connor PAIN, 14.Max BURGESS, 15.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 17.Joshua CAVALLO, 18.Besart BERISHA, 19.Josh RISDON, 21.Sebastian PASQUALI, 22.Tomislav USKOK, 23.Alessandro DIAMANTI (c), 25.Luke DUZEL, 26.Patrick ANTELMI, 27.Jerry SKOTADIS, 30.Ryan SCOTT (GK) **2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 9.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS (promoted), 25.Luke DUZEL (promoted)
Unavailable: 3.Brendan HAMILL (knee - season), 13.Ivan VUJICA (groin - season), 20.James DELIANOV (GK) (knee - season)