WWL Preview: Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United

Following two consecutive 2-1 defeats Melbourne Victory will be desperate to return to the winners circle so as not too lose touch with the frontrunners. Adelaide too will have a similar mindset, having also suffered consecutive defeats by the same 2-1 scoreline.

Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United Saturday 19 November 2011 Veneto Club, Bulleen Local kick-off: 5pm

Following two consecutive 2-1 defeats Melbourne Victory will be desperate to return to the winners circle so as not too lose touch with the frontrunners. Adelaide too will have a similar mindset, having also suffered consecutive defeats by the same 2-1 scoreline.

Melbourne will have Australia U-17 coach Vicki Linton back on the bench after her two-week sojourn in China with the national team. The Victory created a significant number of chances last weekend against leaders Canberra, and could easily have taken something from the game with more clinical finishing. The return of midfield dynamo Katrina Gorry last weekend was a major boost for the Victory and her combination going forward with striker Jodie Taylor could prove to be key.

The visitors still have a lengthy winless run hanging over their heads but, in truth, it is a statistic that belies their competitive start to the campaign. Even a small dose of luck in front of goal could easily have seen the Lady Reds collect their first point over the past fortnight against Perth Glory on the road or Brisbane Roar at home. United-s squad will be boosted by return of their Australian U-17 trio - Emma Checker, Grace Henry and Ebony Philcox.