A-League Preview: Perth v City


The Clash

Melbourne City FC will be looking to secure back-to-back wins when they face Perth Glory at nib Stadium on Tuesday night.

Following three consecutive weeks without a win, Warren Joyce’s side bounced back onto the winner’s list with a 2-1 win over the Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park on Saturday. 

Despite trailing 1-0 at half-time, second-half substitute Daniel Arzani combined with Ross McCormack to lead a spirited second-half performance to overcome a gallant Phoenix outfit.

Joyce’s side will be up against a Glory outfit that will be desperate to respond from a disappointing fortnight.

Kenny Lowe’s side has suffered two big losses, going down 6-0 to Sydney FC before suffering a 3-0 loss to Adelaide United last Friday night.

With City eager to cement a spot in the top-four and the Glory desperate to return to winning ways, there is no doubt Tuesday night is a must-watch.

Team News

City see two inclusions for the clash against Perth, with both Neil Kilkenny and Iacopo La Rocca promoted to the squad. See our full team news.

Last time they met 

City hosted the Glory in Round 8 at AAMI Park, where the visitors were 3-1 victors as Mitch Nichols, Xavi Torres and Mitchell Mallia all found the back of the net.

 Despite going down, Ross McCormack netted a superb dead ball strike from 20 yards.

 What was said

 City Head Coach Warren Joyce

“When they [Perth] get everybody playing together, they are a good side. They have some of the better players in the league and  are certainly an attacking force.

“They have certainly got some talent and a real threat with the ball.”

Where and when

City face Perth Glory at nib Stadium on Tuesday night, kick-off 10:00pm (AEDT).

The match will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 501. You can also follow all the actions as it happens by following our official Twitter account @MelbourneCity.