Melbourne Victory’s busy run of fixtures continues with a trip to Perth to face the Glory on Sunday.
Victory will play its third game in eight days and fifth in 17 when it meets Perth at HBF Park.
It goes into the clash on the back of a 2-1 loss to Macarthur in an encounter in which it was left to rue missed chances.
Elvis Kamsoba’s second goal of the A-League season put Victory ahead, but it squandered numerous opportunities – particularly in the first half – before falling to defeat.
Kamsoba’s strike was set up by a flick on from Rudy Gestede, who has two assists and three goals in 12 A-League appearances this campaign.
After an impressive first half, Brandon Lauton limped off against Macarthur.
However, Victory is set to regain Storm Roux after the right-back served a suspension, while Ben Folami may also return.
Victory left-back Adama Traore will miss one more game due to suspension before being available for the meeting with Macarthur on May 14.
Player in focus
Melbourne Victory 2-1 Perth Glory
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Bruno Fornaroli’s opener just after the hour-mark looked set to hand Victory defeat.
However, Jake Brimmer equalised with four minutes remaining before converting a 90th-minute penalty for the winner.
As it stands
Head to head
Round 5, 2020/21: Victory 2-1 Glory at AAMI Park
Round 25, 2019/20: Glory 0-4 Victory at Jubilee Stadium
Round 17, 2019/20: Glory 2-2 Victory at HBF Park
Round 8, 2019/20: Victory 1-0 Glory at AAMI Park
Round 23, 2018/19: Glory 0-2 Victory at HBF Park
Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory
HBF Park, Perth
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Kick-off: 6.10pm AEST
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)
Unavailable: 3.Adama TRAORE (suspended – 1 game), 5.Ryan SHOTTON (knee), 7.Callum McMANAMAN (ankle), 23.Marco ROJAS (ankle), 35.Zaydan BELLO (strain)