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Jan 29, 2020   |  9:39AM AET

Round 17 preview: Glory v Victory

Round 17 preview: Glory v Victory

Melbourne Victory’s busy run of fixtures continues with a trip to Perth Glory in the Hyundai A-League on Saturday.

Summary

Victory recorded a 1-0 away win over Kashima Antlers in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday, booking its spot in the group stage.

Andrew Nabbout’s second-half goal saw Victory secure its first away win in the competition and a place in Group E.

Nabbout moved onto six goals in all competitions for Victory this season with his match-winner against Kashima.

Lawrence Thomas was in fine form in the win, which was Victory’s second in three games in all competitions.

It makes the trip to Perth for its sixth game in 21 days as it tries to build on its win in the AFC Champions League.

Victory defender Storm Roux could make his 50th appearance for the club since arriving in 2018.

It will be without Leigh Broxham due to suspension, while centre-back James Donachie is available after serving a ban.

Victory has won its past two games against Perth, including a narrow success in November.

Player in focus

What they said

“Everyone is in good spirits and it’ll make travelling a lot easier for people to go back with smiles on their faces. We land in Melbourne early Thursday morning, we’ll have the rest of that day off to recover and back in Friday morning, train and then straight off to Perth.” – Victory goalkeeper Thomas.

Last time 

Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Round 8
Melbourne Victory 1-0 Perth Glory
Friday, November 29, 2019
AAMI Park, Melbourne

A single goal was enough to separate the teams earlier this season.

Nabbout’s cutback from the right was met by Robbie Kruse, who tapped in the first-half winner.

As it stands

Head to head

Round 8, 2019/20: Victory 1-0 Glory at AAMI Park
Round 23, 2018/19: Glory 0-2 Victory at HBF Park
Round 18, 2018/19: Victory 1-2 Glory at AAMI Park
Round 2, 2018/19: Victory 2-3 Glory at AAMI Park
Round of 32, 2018 FFA Cup: Glory 0-1 Victory at Dorrien Gardens

Match details

Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory
HBF Park, Perth
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Kick-off: 9.45pm AEDT

Melbourne Victory squad: 2.Storm ROUX, 4.James DONACHIE, 5.Tim HOOGLAND, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Jakob POULSEN, 9.Andrew NABBOUT, 10.Robbie KRUSE, 11.Ola TOIVONEN, 16.Josh HOPE, 17.Elvis KAMSOBA, 18.Migjen BASHA, 19.Ben CARRIGAN, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Adama TRAORE, 23. Marco ROJAS, 24.Anthony LESIOTIS, 25.Brandon LAUTON, 26.Jay BARNETT, 50.Brendan WHITE (gk)
**1- 4 to be omitted**

Ins:  23. Marco ROJAS (promoted) 4.James DONACHIE (return from suspension), 5.Tim HOOGLAND (return from injury)
Outs: 6.Leigh BROXHAM (suspended)
Unavailable: 1.Matt ACTON (shoulder), 14.Thomas DENG (released)

Robbie Kruse