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Western United FC
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Perth Glory travel to AAMI Park for a Friday night A-League Men’s clash against Western United. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:45pm (AEDT).
With a point already in the bank after a tightly fought draw with the Reds last week, Glory will want to hit the ground running on their away trip.
Western United are yet to open their account, losing in the opening round to a classy header in their Melbourne Derby against the Victory.
Both teams had decent periods within those fixtures. United created plenty of moments in the second half where a goal seemed likely, yet failed to produce the polish up top to complete promising lead up work. Too much weight of expectation did appear to fall on Alessandro Diamanti, with Connor Pain equally dangerous on the left-hand side of attack.
Perth’s opening fixture of the season produced a bumper crowd, with all the talk around Daniel Sturridge’s debut. The fans got to see him in action for a little over five minutes, yet Richard Garcia will likely extend that this week, as the Englishman builds slowly towards full fitness.
The Glory had little possession against Adelaide in that match and seemed unlikely to score, barring a Bruno Fornaroli moment, which he dutifully produced. Avoiding that ‘Fornaroli or bust’ scenario will be key for Perth this season and up against a fairly settled Western United team, the manager will be expecting to see a little more quality than his chargers produced last week.
Venue: AAMI PARK, Melbourne
Kick-off: 7:45 pm (AEDT), Friday 26th November 2021
Live stream: Paramount+
Betting: Western United $2.00, Perth Glory $3.40 – odds via PlayUp
Jamie Young, Léo Lacroix, Dylan Pierias, Tomoki Imai, Lachlan Wales, Dylan Wenzel-Halls, Steven Lustica, Connor Pain, Dalibor Markovic, Ivan Vujica, Rene Krhin, Ben Garuccio, Josh Risdon (vc), Sebastian Pasquali, Alessandro Diamanti (c), Ayom Majok, Luke Duzel, Nicolas Milanovic, Jerry Skotadis, Adisu Bayew, Christian Theoharous, Ajak Deu, Ryan Scott, Noah Botic, Rhys Bozinovski, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Neil Kilkenny, Aleksandar Prijović
Brad Jones, Aaron Calver, Luke Bodnar, Jonathan Aspropotamitis, Osama Malik, Antonee Burke-Gilroy, Kosuke Ota, Bruno Fornaroli, Andy Keogh, Cameron Cook, Brandon O’Neill (c), Jack Clisby, Daniel Sturridge, Callum Timmins, Carlo Armiento, Bryce Bafford, Joshua Rawlins, Daniel Stynes, Nicholas Walsh, Giordano Colli, Trent Ostler, Darryl Lachman, Daniel Walsh, Liam Reddy, Pacifique Niyongabire, Ciaran Bramwell, Adrián Sardinero, Mitchell Oxborrow