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May 21, 2021   |  2:51AM AET

A-League preview: Victory v Adelaide

A-League preview: Victory v Adelaide

Melbourne Victory hosts Adelaide United at AAMI Park on Sunday in a game which marks Member Recognition Round.


Victory members get free entry for the encounter as the Club thanks fans for their loyalty this season.

The clash marks the first of three games Victory has in Melbourne to finish the A-League campaign.

It also comes just four days after Victory suffered a 2-0 loss to Sydney FC at Jubilee Stadium.

Nishan Velupillay, 20, made his Victory debut off the bench in Sydney, with the winger providing some lively moments in attack in the defeat.

Callum McManaman, who was replaced by Velupillay, made his return from injury, while Adama Traore and Nick Ansell played following suspensions.

However, Ansell came off in the first half due to a hamstring injury.

Victory is back at AAMI Park for the first time since May 6, when Elvis Kamsoba’s opener was not enough in a 2-1 loss to Macarthur.

Player in focus

Last time

A-League 2020/21
Melbourne Victory 1-3 Adelaide United
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

Jake Brimmer’s free-kick gave Victory the lead, but Adelaide fought back to claim three points.

Stefan Mauk scored a brace, either side of a Kusini Yengi goal for the Reds.

As it stands

Head to head

Round 12, 2020/21: Victory 1-3 Adelaide at Marvel Stadium
Round 5, 2020/21: Adelaide 1-0 Victory at Coopers Stadium
Round 21, 2019/20: Victory 2-1 Adelaide at Marvel Stadium
Round 15, 2019/20: Adelaide 1-0 Victory at Coopers Stadium
Round 7, 2019/20: Adelaide 3-1 Victory at Coopers Stadium

Match details

Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Kick-off: 6.10pm AEST

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Adama TRAORE, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Callum McMANAMAN, 8.Jacob BUTTERFIELD, 9.Rudy GESTEDE, 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, 26.Lleyton BROOKS, 29.Nishan VELUPILLAY, 34.Gianluca IANNUCCI, 35.Zayden BELLO

**0-1 to be omitted** 

In: 15.Aaron ANDERSON (promoted), 34.Gianluca IANNUCCI (promoted), 35.Zayden BELLO (promoted)

Out: 4.Nick ANSELL (injured – hamstring)

Unavailable: 5.Ryan SHOTTON (departed), 10.Robbie KRUSE (injured – ankle), 16.Brandon LAUTON (injured – groin), 23.Marco ROJAS (injured – ankle)

Traore squad goals