Women’s Match Preview: Away Day v Adelaide

Melbourne Victory will be hoping to return to winning ways away to Adelaide United this weekend.

Victory have drawn their previous three matches, although those results have extended their unbeaten run to seven games.

Saturday’s game against the Reds will be Victory’s third in under a week, having already played out tight draws with Melbourne City and Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday and Wednesday respectively.

Head coach Jeff Hopkins will no doubt be intently monitoring his players’ fitness during this congested period of fixtures.

The game against Adelaide will be the first meeting between the sides since last season’s Elimination Final, which Victory won thanks to goals from Lia Privitelli and Melina Ayres.

Adelaide will be eager to rediscover their mojo in Saturday’s clash, having only taken one point from their previous four games.

Victory, though, will take additional confidence from their strong historical record against the Reds, winning 16 of the 23 total A-League Women’s meetings.

Recent history against Adelaide United

Victory have also enjoyed plenty of recent success against Adelaide, winning four of the previous five encounters.

2021/22, March 13 (EF): Adelaide 1-2 Victory
2021/22, February 26: Adelaide 3-0 Victory
2021/22, December 5: Victory 5-1 Adelaide
2020/21, January 29: Adelaide 0-1 Victory
2019/20, January 18: Adelaide 0-3 Victory

Melbourne Victory Squad

1.Casey DUMONT, 2. Tiffany ELIADIS, 3.Claudia BUNGE, 5.Jessika NASH, 6.Beattie GOAD, 8.Alana MURPHY, 10.Alex CHIDIAC, 11.Natalie TATHEM, 13.Sarah ROWE, 15.Amy JACKSON, 16.Paige ZOIS, 17.Maja MARKOVSKI 18.Kayla MORRISON, 19.Lia PRIVITELLI, 20.Miranda TEMPLEMAN, 21.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 22.Ava BRIEDIS, 23.Emily KOS, 25.Rikke MADSEN, 26.Anna LIACOPOULOS

In: 21.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT (promoted) 22.Ava BRIEDIS (promoted), 23.Emily KOS (promoted), 26.Anna LIACOPOULOS (promoted)

Out: nil

Unavailable: 7.Gema SIMON (injured) 9.Catherine ZIMMERMAN (injured), 14.Melina AYRES (injured)

Match Details

Liberty A-League
Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory
Saturday 21 January
Kick-off: 4:00pm (AEDT)
ServiceFM Stadium, Adelaide