Sunday football preview: A-League, May 9

Brisbane Roar have been gifted the opportunity to climb into second spot on the A-League table with a win over Melbourne City in the first of two A-League games on Sunday, May 9.

The Roar begin the day in seventh spot on the table but can jump above five teams into second with a win. Just two points separate seventh from second as a string of recent draws have tightened the standings.

But to take outright ownership of second spot, Brisbane will need to go through a City side with just one loss in 13 games steaming ahead on top of the A-League table. 

Andrew Nabbout returns to the City squad after missing out on his side's 3-1 win over Perth Glory last time out. The league-leaders can pull nine points clear on top of the A-League table with a second win of the season over Brisbane, after beating the Roar 1-0 in Matchweek 1.

Brisbane Roar v Melbourne City | Match Highlights | A-League

Perth Glory host Melbourne Victory in the second Sunday game, kicking off at HBF Park at 6.10pm AEST. Perth's six-game winless run has left Richard Garcia's side sitting precariously in tenth spot on the A-League table.

The West Australian outfit have dropped out of Finals Series contention of late, but could reinvigorate the push for a spot in the top six with a win over Victory.

Interim Victory boss Steve Kean has overseen one win, one draw and two losses throughout his time in charge of the Navy Blue. Storm Roux returns from suspension for Kean's side along with Ben Folami, who missed out in Matchweek 19 through injury.

These two sides last met in Matchweek 5, when Perth squandered a one-goal lead to allow former Glory man Jake Brimmer to score an unlikely double to turn the tables at AAMI Park.

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LAST MEETING: Melbourne Victory 2-1 Perth Glory

Match details 

Melbourne City v Brisbane Roar
Sunday, May 9 2021
Venue: AAMI Park
Kick-off: 4.05pm AEST
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Tom GLOVER (gk), 2.Scott GALLOWAY, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c), 4.Nuno REIS, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 8.Aiden O’NEILL, 9.Jamie MACLAREN, 10.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 11.Craig NOONE, 14.Naoki TSUBAKI, 15.Andrew NABBOUT, 16.Taras GOMULKA, 17.Stefan COLAKOVSKI, 18.Connor METCALFE, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.Adrian LUNA, 22.Curtis GOOD, 23.Marco TILIO, 33.Matthew SUTTON (gk).

**2 to be omitted**

In: 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI (promoted), 15.Andrew NABBOUT (returns from injury).

Out: Nil.

Unavailable: 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON (hamstring).

Brisbane Roar squad: 1.Macklin FREKE (gk), 2. Scott NEVILLE, 3.Corey BROWN, 6.Macaulay GILLESPHEY, 8.Danny KIM, 9.Masato KUDO, 10.Riku DANZAKI, 11.Joe CHAMPNESS, 15.Jesse DALEY, 16.Joshua BRINDELL-SOUTH, 17.Golgol MEBRAHTU, 19.Jack HINGERT, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 22.Patrick FLOTTMANN, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 25.Rahmat AKBARI, 26.Jay O’SHEA, 27.Kai TREWIN, 29.Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS 34.Alex PARSONS **2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 8.Danny KIM (promoted), 9.Masato KUDO (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 5.Tom ALDRED (hamstring)

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Match details 

Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory
Sunday, May 9 2021
Venue: HBF Park
Kick-off: 6.10pm AEST
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Perth Glory squad: 1.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 5.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 7.Chris IKONOMIDIS, 8.Kosuke OTA, 9.Bruno FORNAROLI, 10.Andy KEOGH, 11.Joel CHIANESE, 13.Luke BODNAR, 15.Brandon WILSON, 17.Diego CASTRO, 18.Nick D'AGOSTINO, 19.Callum TIMMINS, 20.Carlo ARMIENTO, 23.Dane INGHAM, 24.Daniel STYNES, 26.Giordano COLLI, 29.Darryl LACHMAN, 33.Liam REDDY (gk), 37.Riley WARLAND, 38.Ciaran BRAMWELL

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 19.Callum TIMMINS (promoted), 24.Daniel STYNES (returns from injury), 26.Giordano COLLI (promoted)

Outs: 88.Neil KILKENNY (not selected)

Unavailable: 2.Jason GERIA (hip – 1 week), 4.Sebastian LANGKAMP (groin 2-4 weeks)

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 4.Nick ANSELL, 6.Leigh BROXHAM (c), 8.Jacob BUTTERFIELD, 9.Rudy GESTEDE, 10.Robbie KRUSE, 11.Ben FOLAMI, 13.Birkan KIRDAR, 14.Jay BARNETT, 15.Aaron ANDERSON, 17.Elvis KAMSOBA, 19.Dylan RYAN, 20.Max CROCOMBE (gk), 22.Jacob BRIMMER, 25.Luis LAWRIE-LATTANZIO, 26.Lleyton BROOKS, 29.Nishan VELUPILLAY

**0-2 to be omitted**

 Ins: 2.Storm ROUX (return from suspension), 11.Ben FOLAMI (return from injury)

Outs: 16.Brandon LAUTON (groin), 42.Aisen ISHAK (not selected)

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