Melbourne Victory has added two players to an extended squad for Saturday night’s match against Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium.
Rashid Mahazi and Stefan Nigro have both been promoted to an 18-man squad, with James Troisi (collarbone) the only player unavailable through injury.
Maximilian Beister, who joined Victory on loan from German club Mainz on Wednesday, is expected to arrive in Melbourne next week.
Victory has lost just one of its past nine matches against United, although that loss came in the most recent meeting between the two sides.
On the other hand, Victory has not won in Adelaide since September 2009, recording four draws and four losses in the South Australian capital since then.
The match will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 505 from 7.30pm AEDT. Tickets are available by clicking here.
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Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Round 3
Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory
Saturday, October 22, 7.50pm AEDT, 7.20pm local
Coopers Stadium, Adelaide
TV: Live on Fox Sports 505 from 7.30pm AEDT
Radio: 891 ABC Adelaide/ABC Local Radio SA, 774 ABC Melbourne/ABC Local Radio Vic, Grandstand Digital, A-League Live via the ABC Radio app, EON Sports Radio, SEN 1116, Crocmedia A-League Live, FIVEaa
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Melbourne Victory squad (two to be omitted): 2.Jason GERIA, 4.Nick ANSELL, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Marco ROJAS, 8.Besart BERISHA, 11.Mitch AUSTIN, 13.Oliver BOZANIC, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 15.Alan BARO, 16.Rashid MAHAZI, 17.James DONACHIE, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI (c), 22.Stefan NIGRO, 23.Jai INGHAM, 25.Sebastian PASQUALI, 27.Alastair BRAY (gk)
Ins: 16.Rashid MAHAZI (promoted), 22.Stefan NIGRO (promoted)
Unavailable: 10.James TROISI (collarbone – 2-3 weeks)