Victory expecting attack-minded Wanderers


Melbourne Victory is expecting an attack-minded Western Sydney Wanderers team to visit Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

The Wanderers are coming off three consecutive draws in the Hyundai A-League, having collected a total of six points this season.

Victory enters the game looking to extend its unbeaten run at home against Western Sydney to six matches.

“Past records, I don’t really buy into them too much. It’s whoever shows up on the night,” Victory defender Jason Geria told Fox Sports.

“We know Western Sydney are going to come to Melbourne looking for a result. They’ve had a similar start to us in regards to getting wins on the board.

“They’re going to be looking to get a good return and we’ll need to be prepared for that.

“It’s going to be a hard week of training on the pitch, and we’re going to be prepared for the game on Saturday night.”

Victory will host a Wanderers team which includes in-form forward Brenton Santalab, who has netted four times so far this campaign.

“He’s definitely a threat. He’s proved vital for them. He’s scored a few goals and he’s a constant nuisance for defenders,” Geria said.

“We’re going be aware of him, but we have to look at their team as a whole. They have a lot of contributors in that team.

“That’s how we usually do things. I’m sure we’re going to be very aware of what they’re able to do, and hopefully we can combat that and play to our strengths.”

Victory and Wanderers will meet in a special Remembrance Round match at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night. Tickets are available here.

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