Perth Glory comes from a heavy 0-3 home loss to Adelaide United last Friday, second consecutive for Kenny Lowe's side after a 0-6 loss in the visit to Sydney FC on Dec. 30.It's obvious that the main problem for Perth Glory is in its poor defense, as the hosts conceded a total of 28 goals after fourteen rounds (2.00 per game) and two or more goals in three of their last four games at nib Stadium against Melbourne Victory (0-2), Newcastle Jets (1-2), Wellington Phoenix (1-0) and Adelaide United.
At the same time, Kenny Lowe can count on several very experienced players in attack in Diego Castro (m / 11+2), Andreu Guerao (m / 9+0), Chris Harold (f / 14+0) and Andy Keogh (f / 11+3) and in addition to that, Adam Taggart (f / 6+3) will return in the starting lineup after missing the last two months with a hamstring injury.Shane Lowry (d / 11+1), Mitch Nichols (m / 10+1) and Joel Chianese (f / 1+0) are still unavailable due to injuries.
Melbourne City put an end to a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 home win against last-placed Wellington Phoenix, but the guests have been pretty inconsistent on the road so far this season, having recorded three wins and three defeats in their previous six away games (3-0-3 9/10).However, more important for my bet is that Melbourne City managed to score at least one goal in each of those six encounters, as well as in fourteen of its previous seventeen competitive games this season.Ruon Tongyik (d / 15+0), Stefan Mauk (m / 12+1), Bruce Kamau (f / 11+3) and Bruno Fornaroli (f / 0+0) will miss this match for Melbourne City.
I doubt that any of these two teams will manage to keep a clean sheet in that game.
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