Isuzu UTE A-League preview: Victory v Wanderers

Match details

Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Sunday, March 27, 2022
Kick-off: 7.05pm AEDT
Broadcast: Paramount+, A-League Radio


Melbourne Victory aims to return to winning ways as its busy run of games continues with a hosting of the Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday.

Victory will play a sixth game in 24 days when the Wanderers visit AAMI Park.

Tony Popovic’s side has played out three consecutive 1-1 draws in the Isuzu UTE A-League ahead of the Wanderers’ visit.

Only wastefulness and a good performance from goalkeeper Jamie Young denied Victory against Western United on Wednesday.

In the end, defender Brendan Hamill scored an 85th-minute equaliser to earn Victory a point in a game which marked Leigh Broxham’s 350th Isuzu UTE A-League appearance.

Broxham, 34, became the first player in the competition’s history to play 350 games for a single Club.

Victory was without Nick D’Agostino and Ben Folami, who are both away on Socceroos duty.

After the draw with Western United, Victory sat sixth on the table, although it held at least a game in hand on every team above it.

Player in focus

Marco Rojas has been improving for Victory as the season goes on. The winger again looked dangerous against Western, four days after his goal against City.

Last time

Isuzu UTE A-League 2021/22 Round 10
Western Sydney Wanderers 2-0 Melbourne Victory
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
CommBank Stadium, Sydney

Victory was beaten by Western Sydney last month.

Tate Russell opened the scoring early in the second half before Dimitri Petratos’ 80th-minute penalty.

Head to head

Round 10, 2021/22: Wanderers 2-0 Victory at CommBank Stadium
Round 18, 2020/21: Victory 5-4 Wanderers at Marvel Stadium
Round 7, 2020/21: Wanderers 2-0 Victory at CommBank Stadium
Round 27, 2019/20: Wanderers 2-1 Victory at CommBank Stadium
Round 2, 2019/20: Victory 1-2 Wanderers at Marvel Stadium