Adelaide United are hoping to topple reigning Premiers Melbourne Victory and secure their first win of the Westfield W-League season at Marden Sports Complex on Saturday night (kick off 7.30pm AEDT).
The rock-bottom Lady Reds have just a single point to their credit but performances under Ivan Karlovic have been far better than their standing and form card would otherwise suggest.
A last-gasp draw with fellow strugglers Perth Glory last time out, in which Adelaide conceded a stoppage time equaliser from the penalty spot, was more or less a neat summary of their misfortunes so far in 2019/20.
They will be looking to turn it around for Victory's arrival but it will not be easy; Jeff Hopkins' side have two wins from two under their belt, and with a match in hand on fourth-placed Brisbane Roar this is a fixture the 2018/19 Premiers cannot afford to lose if they are have designs on finishing in the top four or higher.
Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory
Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off: 7pm local, 7.30pm AEDT,
Venue: Marden Sports Complex
Broadcast: FOX Sports
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Adelaide United squad: 1.Sarah WILLACY (gk), 2.Emily Hodgson, 4.Mallory WEBER, 5.Charlotte GRANT, 6.Georgia CAMPAGNALE, 7.Ciara FOWLER, 8.Emily CONDON, 9.Mary FOWLER, 10.Chelsie DAWBER, 11.Laura JOHNS, 12.Isabel HODGSON, 14.Julia ASHLEY, 16.Dylan HOLMES, 17.Matilda McNAMARA, 18.Lais ARAUJO, 20.Evelyn GOLDSMITH (gk), 22.Amber BROOKS (c)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 7.Ciara FOWLER (promoted), 8.Emily CONDON (promoted), 17.Matilda McNAMARA (promoted)
Unavailable: 3.Kahlia HOGG (foot)
Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Casey DUMONT (Gk), 2.Rosie SUTTON, 3.Teigen ALLEN, 4.Emily MENGES, 5. Laura BROCK, 6.Haley HANSON, 8.Angie BEARD, 9.Natasha DOWIE (c), 10.Jenna McCORMICK, 11.Darian JENKINS, 13.Polly DORAN, 14.Melina AYRES, 15.Amy JACKSON, 16.Annalie LONGO, 18.Grace MAHER, 19.Lia PRIVITELLI, 30.Teagan MICAH
**2 to be omitted**
Ins: 5. Laura BROCK (return from injury)
Outs: 7. Emma ROBERS (not selected)