Description: PG Vs MLV Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Season all but over for a horrendous Melbourne Victory side embroiled in a pickle all season long.
They were in a soup prior to the lockdown and unfortunately Melbourne Victory failed to make use of the three month break to improve either. A complete reluctance to address the elephant in the room and get the monkey off their back leaves the side beating themselves with the team’s season having come to an early end this season in the A-League.
With five defeats on the spin after being downed 3-2 by Central Coast Mariners the last time around, 10th placed Melbourne Victory now see a 15 point gap having opened up between themselves and the top 6. It’s a deficit too big, one fair to say that the side is going to have no chance of erasing especially given their cumbersome dilemma this season.
With the side having run its race this season, today’s imminent encounter against Perth Glory doesn’t bode well for the club. Moving into 5th place after defeating WS Wanderers 3-1 the last time around, Perth not only moved closer to the playoffs but also finally broke free of the two matching losing rut they found themselves in.
PG Vs MLV Dream11 Probable Winner
Where the goals never came for them this season, the resumption of the league has seen Melbourne Victory’s defence give way and fall flat on its face as well. This is a despondent unit, a team disparaged and run to the ground this season, a side with absolutely no chance of even salvaging a draw from today’s showdown.
Probable Playing 11
Reddy, Malik, Juande, Grant, Franjic, Brimmer, Kilkenny, Popovic, Ingham, Popovic, Fornaroli
Lawrence Thomas, James Donachie, Tim Hoogland, Giancarlo Gallifuoco, Jakob Poulsen, Migjen Basha, Adama Traore, Andrew Nabbout, Kruse, Marcos Rojas, Elvis Kamsoba
Match: Perth Vs Melbourne Victory
Date And Time: 8th August, Saturday- 12:30pm IST
Venue: Jubilee Stadium, Sydney
Telecast: My Football Live
- Fornaroli: 13 Goals, 2 Assists
- Toivonen: 10 Goals
WS Wanderers Vs Perth Glory: 1-3
Melbourne Victory Vs Central Coast Mariners: 2-3
Dream 11 Picks
After being hit for three goals the last time around, our selection of Matt Acton from Melbourne Victory could have easily been raised fingers at. However, the goal-keeper was the only source of solace in a horrendous defensive display, a shot stopper who kept trying to placate the opposition to reduce the margin of defeat to just the one goal.
With just 28 goals to their name this season, Melbourne Victory have formed for the second worst attacking team in the league. This is a side which has found it a plight to try and string together meaningful attacking plays, a side resigned to being left bereft of goal scoring opportunities across its encounters.
Pairing this narrative with the attacking thrust of Perth Glory’s defenders made it only prudent of us to indulge ourselves in a triad from the side. We begin with Ivan Franjic who regaled us in a scrumptious show of attacking football the last time around, a performance which paid testament to his versatile skill set.
James Meredith was not far behind either as he managed to return with an attacking contribution for the club as well with Alex Grant wrapping up our trio from the side.
Melbourne Victory might have offered nothing in the attacking side of the game but its not down to Marco Rojas. He’s been one of the elusive sparkling stars for the side this season with the player’s four goals making him a must have pick for the encounter.
We have Leigh Broxham and Birkan Kirdar make their way into our side as well from the club, two names whose versatile skill set has allowed them to come up with radiant and consistent performances for the side. Perth Glory on the other hand will see Neil Kilkenny become the first player from the side here given the three goals and five assists he’s popped up for the club.
Jake Brimmer came up with a goal for the side in its 3-1 defeat from the previous match to see him form the duo from the club.
Perth’s top scorer in the league with a staggering 12 goals to his name, Bruno Fornaroli is all set to add to that figure today. The striker is up against the second worst defensive setup in the league, a side he can easily go on a rampage against and end up schooling at the end of the 90 minutes.
Nick D’Agostino will be his partner for the encounter to see the two form for a lethal and daunting partnership from the side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
The 12 goals Bruno has mean he was always going to captain our side today while Kilkenny is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Acton, Grant, Franjic, Meredith, Kilkenny, Brimmer, Rojas, Broxham, Kirdar, Bruno, Nick
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.