Melbourne City v Perth Glory: match preview
The Melbourne City machine produced another three points in the Derby against Victory last week and fresh off-the-mark Perth Glory are the Round 6 visitors on Thursday.
Ladder leaders City have pumped out wins in their last four Westfield W-League matches but are yet to post a triumph by more than one goal in 2019/20.
Glory, on the other hands, suffered through three straight defeats before getting on the board in a 1-1 home draw against Canberra United last week.
Last year's Grand Finalists will be enthused by that result but a way more daunting challenge awaits, as 12 points separate these sides in the Westfield W-League table.
Thursday, 19 December 2019
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEDT
Venue: ABD Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Lydia WILLIAMS (gk), 2.Yukari KINGA, 3.Lauren BARNES, 4.Chelsea BLISSETT, 6.Aivi LUIK, 7.Steph CATLEY (c), 8.Nia STAMATOPOULOS, 9.Claire EMSLIE, 10.Emily VAN EGMOND, 11.Rhali DOBSON, 13.Rebekah STOTT, 15.Emma CHECKER, 17.Kyah SIMON, 19.Tyla-Jay VLAJNIC, 20.Milica MIJATOVIC, 21.Ellie CARPENTER, 23.Melissa HUDSON **two to be omitted**
Ins: 8.Nia STAMATOPOULOS (promoted), 19.Tyla-Jay VLAJNIC (returns from injury)
Perth Glory squad: 1.Eliza CAMPBELL (gk), 2.Sarah CARROLL, 3.Kim CARROLL, 4.Ayesha NORRIE, 5.Shannon MAY, 6.Arianna ROMERO, 7.CELIA, 8.Morgan ANDREWS, 9.Crystal THOMAS, 10.Julia SARDO, 11.Leticia MCKENNA, 12.Jenna ONIONS, 14.Caitlin DOEGLAS, 19.Hana LOWRY, 21.Morgan AQUINO (gk), 24.Natasha RIGBY (c), 28.Katarina JUKIC **two to be omitted**
Ins: 10.Julia SARDO (returns from injury), 12.Jenna ONIONS (promoted)