Sunday preview: A-League triple-header, May 16

There'll be three times the action on Sunday, May 16, as six Finals Series aspirants get set for battle in an unmissable A-League triple-header.

The congested top six continues to change appearance with the passing of every A-League fixture, as ten sides look to squeeze into the six spots available in the 2020/21 A-League Finals Series. 

The action gets underway at AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon, when Wellington Phoenix travel to face Melbourne City. Adelaide United will then host Brisbane Roar at Coopers Stadium before Perth Glory welcome Western Sydney Wanderers to HBF Park in the final game of the day.

Wellington will contend with the league-leading City without star man Ulises Dávila, who will miss the battle between ninth and first through injury. The Phoenix come up against a side looking to notch a ninth consecutive home victory at AAMI Park to take another step toward clinching a club-first Premiers Plate.

Wellington can jump Western United into eighth on the A-League table with a win, drawing to within one point of both Western Sydney (seventh) and the Roar (sixth) before the two sides play their respective Sunday fixtures.

City's chances of securing three points are boosted by Dávila's absence, but hindered by an adductor injury suffered by star forward Andrew Nabbout in his side's most recent win over Adelaide United.

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LAST MEETING: Wellington 3-2 City

The Reds will host Brisbane in the second Sunday fixture looking to win for the first time in six games. The Roar can jump above their Sunday opponents with a win to go one point behind both Sydney FC and Macarthur FC on 35 points apiece.

It's the first of four fixtures for Warren Moon's Roar in the space of 14 days as the Roar continue to make up their games in hand. Brisbane have lost just once in nine games and last faced the Reds in Matchweek 6 when Dylan Wenzel-Halls bagged a brace in a 3-1 win at Moreton Daily Stadium.

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LAST MEETING: Brisbane 3-1 Adelaide

Western Sydney travel to HBF Park to face Perth in the final game on Sunday, May 16, after reviving their Finals Series charge with back-to-back wins. A 3-2 victory over Sydney FC preceded a massive 5-0 win against Western United last time out which sent the Wanderers rolling into Matchweek 21 - but the away side will face a stern test against a Glory outfit with successive wins of their own.

Perth are tenth on the A-League table and will begin the day six points off the top six. Richard Garcia's side have six fixtures remaining this season, and can keep the slim chance of reaching the Finals Series alive with a positive result against Western Sydney.

Read on below for team news, ways to watch and pick your winners! 

LAST MEETING: Wanderers 3-0 Glory

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Match details 

Melbourne City v Wellington Phoenix
Sunday, May 16 2021
Venue: AAMI Park
Kick-off: 4.05pm AEST
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Team news

Melbourne City 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, 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), 36.Kerrin STOKES.

**2 to be omitted**

In: 14.Naoki TSUBAKI (promoted), 16.Taras GOMULKA (promoted), 36.Kerrin STOKES (promoted).

Out: 15.Andrew NABBOUT (adductor).

Unavailable: 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON (hamstring), 15.Andrew NABBOUT (adductor).

Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Stefan MARINOVIC (gk), 2.Liam McGING, 5.James MCGARRY, 6.Tim PAYNE, 7.Reno PISCOPO, 8.Cameron DEVLIN, 9.David BALL, 11.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 12.Matthew RIDENTON, 13.Charles LOKOLI-NGOY, 14.Alex RUFER, 15.Mirza MURATOVIC, 16.Louis FENTON, 17.Tomer HEMED, 18.Ben WAINE, 19.Sam SUTTON, 20.Oliver SAIL, 21.Joshua LAWS, 23.Clayton LEWIS, 27.Steven TAYLOR
**1-3 to be omitted**

Ins: 8.Cameron DEVLIN (return from suspension), 16.Louis FENTON (return from suspension), 15.Mirza MURATOVIC (promoted)

Outs: 10. Ulises DAVILA (injury, 1 week)

Unavailable: 3.Luke DEVERE (knee injury, 3 weeks)

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Tipping

Matchweek 21: Melbourne City v Wellington Phoenix

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Melbourne City FC
Melbourne City FC
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Wellington Phoenix
Wellington Phoenix

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Match details 

Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar
Sunday, May 16 2021
Venue: Coopers Stadium
Kick-off: 6.10pm AEST
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
Match Centre

Team news

Adelaide United squad: 1.James DELIANOV (gk), 2.Michael MARRONE, 3.George TIMOTHEOU, 4.Ryan STRAIN, 6.Louis D’ARRIGO, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.Stefan MAUK (c), 11.Craig GOODWIN, 17.Mohamed TOURE, 18.Joe CALETTI, 21.Javi LÓPEZ, 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Josh CAVALLO, 28.JUANDE, 29.Kusini YENGI, 33.Dakota OCHSENHAM, 35.Al Hassan TOURE, 
**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 4.Ryan STRAIN (returns from suspension), 21.Javi LÓPEZ (returns from knee injury), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN (promoted), 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE (promoted),  28.JUANDE (promoted), 33.Dakota OCHSENHAM (promoted)

Outs: 9.Tomi JURIC (calf), 34.Yared ABETEW (not selected), 46.Joe GAUCI (quadricep)

Unavailable: 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS (knee)

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, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 22.Antonee BURKE-GILROY, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 25.Rahmat AKBARI, 26.Jay O’SHEA, 27.Kai TREWIN, 29.Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS 34.Alex PARSONS, 37.Cyrus DEHMIE **2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 9.Masato KUDO (promoted), 15.Jesse DALEY (returns from suspension)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 5.Tom ALDRED (hamstring), 19.Jack HINGERT (hamstring)

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Tipping

Matchweek 21: Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar

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Adelaide United
Adelaide United
Draw
Brisbane Roar FC
Brisbane Roar FC

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Match details 

Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers
Sunday, May 16 2021
Venue: HBF Park
Kick-off: 8.15pm AEST
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
Match Centre

Team news

Perth Glory squad: 1.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2.Jason GERIA, 5.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 6.Osama MALIK, 7.Chris IKONOMIDIS, 8.Kosuke OTA, 9.Bruno FORNAROLI, 10.Andy KEOGH, 11.Joel CHIANESE, 13.Luke BODNAR, 17.Diego CASTRO, 18.Nick D'AGOSTINO, 19.Callum TIMMINS, 20.Carlo ARMIENTO, 23.Dane INGHAM, 24.Daniel STYNES, 29.Darryl LACHMAN, 33.Liam REDDY (gk), 37.Riley WARLAND, 38.Ciaran BRAMWELL

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 8.Kosuke OTA (promoted), 23.Dane INGHAM (promoted), 38.Ciaran BRAMWELL (promoted)

Outs: 22.Joshua RAWLINS (omitted)

Unavailable: 4.Sebastian LANGKAMP (groin 2-4 weeks)

Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 2.Ziggy GORDON, 4.Dylan MCGOWAN, 6.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 7.Bruce KAMAU, 8.Steven UGARKOVIC, 9.Bernie IBINI, 11.Kwame YEBOAH, 12.Mitchell DUKE, 13.Tate RUSSELL, 14.James TROISI, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 18.Graham DORRANS, 19.Jordon MUTCH, 27.Nicolai MULLER, 30.Daniel MARGUSH (GK), 33.Mark NATTA, 34.Patrick ZIEGLER, 39.Thomas AQUILINA, 50.Oliver KALAC (GK), 77.Scott MCDONALD
**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 4.Dylan MCGOWAN (promoted), 11.Kwame YEBOAH (promoted), 50.Oliver KALAC (promoted)
Outs: 40.Noah JAMES (gk) (Not selected)
Unavailable: 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (long term injury), 10.Simon COX (Departed)

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Tipping

Matchweek 21: Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers

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Perth Glory
Perth Glory
Draw
Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Western Sydney Wanderers FC

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