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Apr 25, 2021   |  1:41AM AET

A-League preview: Sydney v Victory

A-League preview: Sydney v Victory

Melbourne Victory is looking to build on its win over the Wanderers when it visits Sydney FC in the A-League on Tuesday.


In Steve Kean’s first game as interim head coach, Victory held on for a thrilling 5-4 win over Western Sydney on Friday.

Victory was 5-1 up with less than 15 minutes remaining before closing out its win.

The result marked Victory’s second win in three games, and came as its attack stepped up at Marvel Stadium.

While he had a penalty saved, Jake Brimmer assisted goals for Storm Roux and Ben Folami from corners, while another led to Callum McManaman setting up Dylan Ryan.

Folami scored a brace as he netted his first A-League goals, while Jacob Butterfield produced a sensational effort from distance.

Victory, which has announced Tony Popovic will formally take over as head coach in July, makes the trip to Jubilee Stadium to take on Sydney.

The only fresh injury concern for Victory after the win over the Wanderers was a calf complaint for Leigh Broxham.

However, Kean’s squad will be without McManaman, Brimmer and Robbie Kruse, all of which are serving a one-match suspension. 


Player in focus

Last time

A-League 2020/21
Melbourne Victory 0-3 Sydney FC
Sunday, April 4, 2021
AAMI Park, Melbourne

Victory fell at home to Sydney earlier this month.

Elvis Kamsoba was sent off in the first half before the Sky Blues scored through Bobo, Kosta Barbarouses and an Alexander Baumjohann penalty.

As it stands

Head to head

Round 15, 2020/21: Victory 0-3 Sydney at AAMI Park
Round 22, 2019/20: Victory 1-4 Sydney at Marvel Stadium
Round 16, 2019/20: Victory 0-3 Sydney at AAMI Park
Round 6, 2019/20: Sydney 2-1 Victory at Jubilee Stadium
Semi Final, 2018/19: Sydney 6-1 Victory at Jubilee Stadium

Match details

Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory
Jubilee Stadium, Sydney
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Kick-off: 7.35pm AEST


Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 6. Leigh BROXHAM, 8.Jacob BUTTERFIELD, 9.Rudy GESTEDE, 11. Ben FOLAMI, 14.Jay BARNETT, 15 Aaron ANDERSON, 16.Brandon LAUTON, 17.Elvis KAMSOBA, 19.Dylan RYAN, 20.Max CROCOMBE (gk), 25.Luis LAWRIE-LATTANZIO, 26. Lleyton BROOKS, 29. Nishan VELUPILLAY (promoted), 35.Zaydan BELLO

**0-1 to be omitted** 

In: 4.Nick ANSELL (return from injury), 13.Birkan KIRDAR (promoted) 29. Nishan VELUPILLAY (promoted) 

Out: 7.Callum McMANAMAN (suspended), 10.Robbie KRUSE (suspended), 22.Jacob BRIMMER (suspended)

Unavailable: 3.Adama TRAORE (suspended), 5.Ryan SHOTTON (injured – knee), 23.Marco ROJAS (injured – ankle)

Ansell squad goals