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  • 11 November 2012
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A-League preview: Adelaide United v Perth Glory

A-League preview: Adelaide United v Perth Glory

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Two of the league's best-performed sides this season square off at Hindmarsh Stadium on Sunday, ensuring a tough test looms for each outfit

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  PROBABLE LINEUP
ADELAIDE UNITED

Galekovic
Bowles, Golec, Fyfe, Cassio
Vidosic, Malik, Ramsay
Neumann, Van Dijk, Carrusca

PERTH GLORY

Vukovic
Risdon, Thwaite, Van den Brink, Jamieson
Dodd, Miller, Ward, Heffernan
McGarry, Smeltz

Sunday's A-League match at Hindmarsh Stadium pits leaders Adelaide United against the third-placed Glory, and both teams have been enjoying some sterling form early in the campaign.

Ian Ferguson's Glory emerged victorious from their clash with Newcastle at nib Stadium in Perth on Saturday when an 85th-minute Chris Harold strike gave them a 3-2 victory, while Adelaide are coming off a gritty 1-0 win at reigning champions Brisbane Roar.

Perth will have no fear of John Kosmina's side, however, having won their past four meetings against the Reds. Travel will not bother Ferguson's men either - their last two wins over Adelaide have come at Hindmarsh Stadium by scores of 2-0 and 3-0.

Adelaide, with four wins from their opening five matches of the season, will be keen to stamp their title credentials with a win over a team which has had the advantage over them in recent games.

The Reds are likely to return left-back Cassio back into the first XI after he missed last Sunday's win over Brisbane through illness, with Antony Golec returning to the centre of defence and Nigel Boogaard dropping out.

It could be the only chance for the hosts, while their opponents must decide whether to rush usual first-choice striker Shane Smeltz back for a start after missing the last three matches due to a hamstring injury.

Captain Jacob Burns is likely to miss again through injury, but Steve Pantelidis is once more available after serving his one-match ban for a straight red card against Sydney FC in Week 4.

He may return to a defence that must keep an eye on Reds forward Jeronimo Neumann, who - while also sparking a diving row - has also struck four goals in his debut season.

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Available Squads
1Eugene GalekovicGoalkeeper
3Nigel BoogaardDefender
4Iain FyfeDefender
6José de Abreu OliveiraDefender
16Daniel BowlesDefender
2Osama MalikMidfielder
8Marcelo Adrian CarruscaMidfielder
21Dario VidosicMidfielder
22Fábio FerreiraStriker
21J. NeumannStriker
-Evan KostopoulosStriker
38John HallGoalkeeper
14Cameron WatsonMidfielder
-Iain RamsayMidfielder
11Bruce Jose DjiteStriker
1Danny VukovicGoalkeeper
-Bas Van den BrinkDefender
16Dean HeffernanDefender
19Joshua RisdonDefender
14Scott JamiesonDefender
-Michael ThwaiteDefender
22Nick WardMidfielder
33Liam MillerMidfielder
14Steven McGarryMidfielder
9Billy MehmetStriker
13Travis DoddMidfielder
-Lewis ItalianoGoalkeeper
4Steve PantelidisDefender
9Shane SmeltzStriker
-Chris HaroldStriker

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