Countdown to kick-off: Adelaide away

Melbourne Victory’s Men are preparing for their second trip away to Adelaide for the season ahead of the Original Rivalry on Saturday night.

This clash is one that always delivers, and recent history away in Adelaide is positive for the Victory – winning three of the past four matches against United in South Australia.

Coopers Stadium is again the destination for this week’s clash, a place which has been the host of some historic and memorable nights between these two sides over the course of the A-League.

Nick D’Agostino’s 100th A-League Game

Nick D’Agostino is in line to make his 100th A-League appearance, and his 50th start in the competition.

Before joining the Victory in 2021, D’Agostino previously represented the Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory.

While working his way to 100 A-League games, D’Agostino earned his first Socceroos cap and a place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics squad after becoming a major part of Australia’s Olyroos program.

Chris Ikonomidis Returns

Chris Ikonomidis returns to Victory’s squad after missing last week’s clash with Brisbane through injury.

The high-flying attacker has recorded some of the best stats this season, playing a major role in creating attacking chances.

Nick D’Agostino’s Goals

D’Agostino is a popular man in this week’s Countdown to Kick-Off, and this next stat is one the striker will be looking to capitalise on ahead of Saturday night.

The 24-year-old has scored more goals against Adelaide United than any other A-League opposition.

D’Agostino will be looking for a successful trip to Coopers Stadium as he looks to pick up where he left off in the 2021/22 season, as the squad continues to build confidence.

Match Details

Isuzu UTE A-League – Round 12
Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory
Saturday 14 January
Kick-off: 7.45pm (AEDT)
Coopers Stadium, Adelaide
Broadcast: 10 BOLD, Paramount+