Glory moved from the bottom from the Hyundai A-League with Saturday night’s much-needed within the Mariners.
Could this mark the start of a purple wave copy the ladder? That’s what coach Kenny Lowe are going to be hoping because wounded champions visit nib for the crunch midweek clash.
This fixture was deferred in round 5 because of the two club’s playing from the FFA Cup decider, which Victory won 2-0. Much is different since then with Glory enduring a difficult patch from the A-League while Victory have forfeit their last two about the spin.
Something needs to give in this place.
Andy Keogh’s signing has lifted the climate at Glory is actually Nebojsa Marinkovic last form, the injury-hit Perth side can be starting to believe again.
This will probably be a good test of these resolve though. Victory has compounded the frequent flyer miles lately, going from Auckland to Sydney in successive weeks and from now on to Perth.
You would excuse Kevin Muscat’s side to be a little jaded inside their third match in 10 days.
With a massive Melbourne derby to come around the weekend, he can be tempted to have a few changes to shower his starting XI.
Youngsters Scott Galloway and former Glory man Jesse Makarounas have already been added to the squad, as the likes of Olyroos duo Connor Pain and Giancarlo Gallifuoco are pressing for starts.
It’s challenging to believe Victory – blessed with so much attacking firepower - are already kept scoreless for longer than four hours of A-League action.
Perth Glory is unbeaten up against the Victory of their last three Hyundai A-League games (W1 D2).
Melbourne Victory has scored inside the last 15 Hyundai A-League matches (inc. play-offs) against Perth, netting 24 goals.
Victory has lost two Hyundai A-League games uninterruptedly for the first time since January 2014, they haven’t lost three repeatedly since February 2013.
Perth has received 58 shots (inc blocked) within the opposition box so far inside Hyundai A-League – only Newcastle Jets also have fewer (53).
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