A look at Victory’s W-League run home

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory has a bye in Round 11 of the Westfield W-League, before a big finish to the season for the league leader.

Victory restored its three-point lead at the top with a hard-fought 1-0 Derby win over City on Saturday.

While it has a bye, Victory will play a friendly against China on the Gold Coast on Wednesday.

It is looking to reach the Finals Series for the first time since 2014 and has six wins from nine games this season.

Victory is one win away from equalling a club record of seven in a single campaign and here is how it completes its regular season.

Round 12 v Canberra United @ Seiffert Oval
Thursday, January 17, 2019
After its bye, Victory takes on a Canberra side which went into Round 11 in seventh spot.

It will be the first and only clash between the sides this season, with Victory winning the previous meeting at home in October 2017.

However, Canberra is unbeaten at home this campaign, collecting eight points from four games ahead of Sunday’s clash against Adelaide United, although its meeting with Victory is in New South Wales, away from its usual home at McKellar Park.

Round 13 v Sydney FC @ Epping Stadium
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Victory’s final home game of the regular season is against Sydney FC at Epping Stadium.

A hat-trick from captain Natasha Dowie helped Victory overcome the Sky Blues 3-2 in a thriller at Jubilee Stadium in November.

Victory has won four straight games at Epping Stadium, including the Derby success over City in Round 10.

Sydney entered Round 11 in sixth place on a tight table as it also chases a finals spot.

Round 14 v Perth Glory @ Dorrien Gardens
Friday, February 1, 2019
These two teams went into Round 11 as the top two on the table.

Victory will face Perth for the second time in five weeks when it visits Dorrien Gardens in what shapes as being another blockbuster encounter.

Dowie’s brace led Victory past the Glory 2-1 in what was a dominant display at AAMI Park to finish 2018.

Victory did claim a win in Perth in November 2015, with star midfielder Christine Nairn among the goalscorers.