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Western United FC
Western United FC
It’s the battle of the United sides between Western United and Adelaide United, but all eyes will be on the iconic Besart Berisha as he prepares to play his 200th A-League game. Join The Roar for our live scores and coverage of from 6:00pm (AEDT).
It wouldn’t be unlike Berisha to grab the winner and take Western United closer to the top four as the forward is in good form, scoring two goals last weekend in the victory over Central Coast Mariners.
Mark Rudan will be without influential captain Alessandro Diamanti, however, which is a huge loss for his side. The match will also be played at the Whitten Oval, the first time football will take place there.
Adelaide United had been struggling in recent rounds but gained a morale-boosting 1-0 Original Derby win against Melbourne Victory last Friday night to extend their winning run.
A win would take them above their opponents in the league table, with a game in hand to boot. Gertjan Verbeek will also be able to call on midfielder James Troisi again and he should be expected to return to the starting line-up.
Catch all the action from Melbourne with The Roar‘s live coverage starting from 6:00pm (AEDT).
Kick-off: 6:00pm (AEDT)
Venue: Whitten Oval
TV: Fox Sports 505
Online: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
Odds: Western United $3.00, draw $3.40, Adelaide United $2.25
Western United squad
1. Filip Kurto (GK), 4. Andrew Durante, 5. Dylan Pierias, 7. Valentino Yuel, 8. Panagiotis Kone, 9. Apostolos Stamatelopoulos, 11. Connor Pain, 12. Dario Jertec, 14. Max Burgess, 15. Jonathan Aspropotamitis, 17. Joshua Cavallo, 18. Besart Berisha, 19. Josh Risdon, 21. Sebastian Pasquali, 23. Alessandro Diamanti, 24. Thiel Iradukunda, 25. Luke Duzel, 27. Jerry Skotadis, 28. Oskar Dillon, 30. Ryan Scott (GK)
Adelaide United squad
2. Michael Marrone, 4. Ryan Strain, 5. Michael Maria, 7. Ryan Kitto, 8. Riley McGree, 10. James Troisi, 14. George Blackwood, 16. Nathan Konstandopoulos, 17. Nikola Mileusnic, 18. Lachlan Brook, 20. Paul Izzo (GK), 22. Michael Jakobsen, 23. Jordan Elsey, 26. Ben Halloran, 27. Louis D’Arrigo, 31. Mirko Boland, 40. Dakota Ochsenham (GK)