No end in sight for Glory. They have been absolutely battered over the past fortnight with hidings from Sydney FC, Adelaide and a 2-nil loss to City earlier in the week – the latter two of those matches being at home. Their injury crisis hasn’t got much better and they face a Victory outfit that will be seething after having Rhys Williams sent off early in their brave, but ultimately, fruitless trip to Wellington which resulted in a 2-1 loss to the cellar dwellars.
1. PERTH has lost three straight games and been outscored 11-nil during that span
2. KOSTA BARBAROUSES has scored three goals in the past five games
3. PERTH has conceded nearly double the amount of away goals than any other team (2.5 avg)
Perth’s last win in Melbourne against the Victory was three years ago
Besart Berisha has scored in six straight games against Perth
Victory’s win against Perth in November was its second straight against Perth after having won just once in their past six clashes
Perth is a mess at the moment and although we gave them the benefit of the doubt earlier in the week against Melbourne City, we won’t be doing that here, especially on the road. Kevin Muscat’s outfit will be determined to put their loss to the Phoenix behind them and get back to winning ways in front of the Melbourne faithful at AAMI Park.
DRAW / MELBOURNE VICTORY
The congested schedule will probably see both sides a little weary so we think most of the scoring will be done in the second half
The A-league’s all-time leading scorer has a knack of finding the back of the net when playing Perth so he is the obvious choice in this market
Perth has been conceding goals like they’re going out of fashion so this one could get ugly.
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