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Melbourne City vs Western United: A-League live scores, blog

3rd January, 2020
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Melbourne City FC

3

Match Complete

Western United FC

2

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Melbourne City FC

3

Match Complete

Western United FC

2

94'A. Durante
A. Luna84'
79'A. Diamanti
H. Delbridge78'
75'B. Berisha
N. Atkinson65'
51'V. Yuel
J. Maclaren44'
A. Luna36'
R. Windbichler29'
J. Maclaren5'

21
Shots
8
6
On Target
3
13
Fouls
13
6
Corners
0
1
Offsides
3
0
Red Cards
0
4
Yellow Cards
2

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Round 13 continues with Melbourne City and Western United at AAMI Park. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEDT).

City and Western United have not been playing the best football lately, and results have gone against them over the last two rounds – and yet they sit second and fourth on the table respectively.

City faced a tough turnaround after their derby defeat to Melbourne Victory. They were tasked with taking on Sydney FC in Sydney. They conceded, were able to equalise through Connor Metcalfe and conceded once more to go down 2-1.

Western United took an in-form Wellington to Ballarat, where they fell 3-1, Alessandro Diamanti scoring a late consolation goal from the penalty spot.

Wholesale changes have been made by both teams. City have been forced into replacing Tom Glover, Connor Metcalfe, Denis Genreau and Ramy Najjarine, with all four players away with the Olyroos.

Moudi Najjar, Raphael Borges Rodrigues, Idrus Abdulahi, Stefan Colakovski and Joe Gauci have been brought in to replace the national representatives, while Scott Jamieson returns from illness.

Glover being away gives Dean Bouzanis a chance to earn his spot back between the posts, with plenty more of City’s youth a chance to get some minutes.

A pair of central defenders were injured in Ballarat for Western United. Brendan Hamill and Aaron Calver both come out of the squad.

Ivan Vujica and Ersan Gulum are the defenders that come into the squad, while Panagiotis Kone comes back from injury and Sebastian Pasquali is named in the extended squad for the first time this season.

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Prediction
The Olyroos squad unquestionably hurts City. But while they’ve still got Jamie Maclaren and skilled wingers to find him against a leggy defence, they should be okay going forward.

City to win 2-0.

Join The Roar for live scores and updates from 7:30 (AEDT), and don’t forget to leave a comment below.

Game information

Where: AAMI Park, Melbourne
When: 7:30pm (AEDT)
TV: Fox Sports 505
Online: Kayo Sports, Foxtel

Melbourne City squad
2. Scott Galloway, 3. Scott Jamieson (c), 4. Harrison Delbridge, 6. Josh Brillante, 7. Rostyn Griffiths, 8. Javier Cabrera, 9. Jamie Maclaren, 10. Florin Berenguer, 11. Craig Noone, 13. Nathaniel Atkinson, 19. Lachlan Wales, 20. Adrian Luna, 22. Curtis Good, 23. Dean Bouzanis, 30. Moudi Najjar, 35. Raphael Borges Rodrigues, 40. Richard Windbichler, 46. Joe Gauci, 49. Stefan Colakovski.

Western United squad
1. Filip Kurto, 4. Andrew Durante, 5. Dylan Pierias, 7. Valentino Yuel, 8. Panagiotis Kone, 9. Apostolos Stamatelpoulos, 10. Scott McDonald, 11. Connor Pain, 12. Dario Jertec, 13. Ivan Vujica, 14. Max Burgess, 15. Jonathan Aspropotamitis, 17. Joshua Cavallo, 18. Besart Berisha, 21. Sebastian Pasquali, 22. Ersan Gulum, 23. Alessandro Diamanti (c), 26. Kwabena Appiah-Kubi 27. Jerry Skotadis, 30. Ryan Scott.

Referee: Adam Kersey
Assistant referee 1: Daniel Ilievski
Assistant referee 2: Andrew Meimarakis
Fourth official: Daniel Elder
VAR: Alex King

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