Melbourne Victory will be hoping to continue its Foxtel National Youth League resurgence when it faces Perth Glory in the Western Australian capital on Sunday.
Victory has strung together two wins in a row, enabling it to find itself within the chasing pack in Conference A.
Confidence will be high in the camp after it trumped cross-town rivals Melbourne City 5-4 in the Derby a fortnight earlier.
This will be Melbourne’s first away match since its trip to Brisbane in Round 2 and the second time it will face Perth in three games.
Victory proved too strong for Glory when the two sides last met, running out 3-0 winners at Lakeside Stadium.
Despite the convincing result, development coach Vaughan Coveny is expecting a tough hit-out in the west.
“We obviously beat them in the first round, although I don’t think that the score was a true reflection of the match,” Coveny said.
“They (Perth) had chances and they were well in the game.
“It’s going to be a tough trip going there. But it’s good for the young players to go away and bond. It gives them an insight into the National Youth League and it’s a steep learning curve.”
Three points against the winless Glory could see Victory leapfrog a number of teams if results go its way.
Perth has found the going tough in this season’s Foxtel National Youth League. It has only found the back of the net on one occasion in its four fixtures and comes into the match on the back of a 3-0 loss at home against Adelaide United.
Its ability to cause an upset won’t be dismissed by Victory, which will be doing everything in its power to secure another three points.
Foxtel National Youth League 2015/16 Round 6
Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory
Sunday, December 13, 1.30pm AEDT, 10.30am local
Ashfield Sports Club, Perth