Y-League preview: Victory v City


Melbourne Victory begins 2019 in the Foxtel Y-League with a Derby clash against City on Saturday.


Victory has two matches remaining this season and hosts City at Epping Stadium.

It is looking to bounce back after consecutive losses, having suffered defeats away to Perth and Brisbane.

Victory has collected all four of its points in Conference A this season at home, but this is its first game at Epping Stadium.

The encounter was pushed back from Friday to Saturday due to expected hot weather in Melbourne.

Yazid Said, 19, has led Victory on the goalscoring front this campaign, scoring four goals in six games.

The attacker was on the scoresheet in the Derby in early December, when Victory suffered a 4-1 loss.

Head coach Gareth Naven’s pre-match thoughts

“They’ve got to remember what their performance was against Brisbane and a response is required in regards to our style of play and it makes sense too for the game against City. A Derby, it’s definitely to respond from our previous week and we’re looking forward to the match, which means a lot of the club.”

Match details

Melbourne Victory v City
Epping Stadium, Melbourne
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Kick-off: 9.30am AEDT