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Feb 08, 2021   |  10:15AM AET

A-League preview: Wanderers v Victory

A-League preview: Wanderers v Victory

Melbourne Victory is targeting a response in the A-League when it visits the Western Sydney Wanderers on Wednesday.


After two games without defeat, Victory was well beaten 5-2 by Brisbane Roar last time out.

It faces a short turnaround with a trip to Bankwest Stadium to take on the Wanderers.

Victory was punished for a slow start against the Roar, although first-half goals from Luis Lawrie-Lattanzio and Jake Brimmer kept it in the game before Brisbane claimed all three points.

The goal was Lawrie-Lattanzio’s first at senior level and came after Adama Traore’s second assist of the season.

Brimmer, meanwhile, has scored five goals in 10 games for Victory since joining in October last year.

Victory could regain Rudy Gestede and Callum McManaman for the clash against the Wanderers after both missed the Brisbane encounter due to injuries.

Marco Rojas could also make a milestone appearance for Victory.

The attacker is one game away from becoming the 17th player to feature in 100 matches for the club in all competitions.

Player in focus

Last time

A-League 2019/20
Western Sydney Wanderers 2-1 Melbourne Victory
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Bankwest Stadium, Sydney

Victory was downed by the Wanderers in its final game of last season.

Pirmin Schwegler and Jordan O’Doherty scored either side of half-time and while Lawrie-Lattanzio set up Andrew Nabbout, Victory was unable to find a second.

As it stands

Head to head

Round 27, 2019/20: Wanderers 2-1 Victory at Bankwest Stadium
Round 2, 2019/20: Victory 1-2 Wanderers at Marvel Stadium
Round 27, 2018/19: Wanderers 0-1 Victory at Stadium Australia
Round 11, 2018/19: Wanderers 1-2 Victory at Stadium Australia
Round 6, 2018/19: Victory 4-0 Wanderers at Marvel Stadium

Match details

Western Sydney Wanderers v Melbourne Victory
Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Kick-off: 7.05pm AEDT

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Adama TRAORE, 4.Nick ANSELL, 5.Ryan SHOTTON, 6.Leigh BROXHAM (c), 8.Jacob BUTTERFIELD, 9.Rudy GESTEDE, 10.Robbie KRUSE, 13.Birkan KIRDAR, 14.Jay BARNETT, 16.Brandon LAUTON, 17.Elvis KAMSOBA, 19.Dylan RYAN, 20.Max CROCOMBE (gk), 22.Jacob BRIMMER, 23.Marco ROJAS
**0-1 to be omitted** 

In:  4.Nick ANSELL, 9.Rudy GESTEDE, 11.Ben FOLAMI

Nick Ansell