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A-League preview: Perth Glory v Sydney FC

A-League preview: Perth Glory v Sydney FC

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Both sides come into this clash on the back of losses and sit outside the top six so expect them to come out firing for three points in Perth

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  PROBABLE LINEUP
PERTH GLORY

Vukovic
Risdon, Pantelidis, Thwaite, Heffernan
McGarry, Cordoba
Dodd, Miller, Harold
Smeltz


SYDNEY FC

Janjetovic
Grant, Neill, A.Griffiths, Fabio
McFlynn, Triantis
Emerton, Del Piero, Antonis
J.Griffiths


Perth were unlucky not to have at least salvaged a point against the Wanderers last start, sunk by a deflected Aaron Mooy goal just before the hour mark.

They have responded well to Alistair Edwards's coaching and at least are presenting a united and committed front.

They are unlikely to make the finals but they can make life uncomfortable for those hoping to get there.

Sydney fall into that category and will really drop off the top six push if they do not return east with at least a point.

Perth's overall record against the Sky Blues makes for dismal reading.

Sydney were dragged back into a top six logjam after falling to Melbourne Heart.

They have no elbow room, resting alongside the Heart on 27 points, two clear of the Roar but three behind fifth-placed Newcastle.

This has long been circled as a must-win match but they catch a different Perth side to the one going through the motions just a fortnight ago.

A few weeks ago you would have safely tipped Sydney, especially with so much riding on the result.

The Sky Blues still deserve favouritism but Glory are in party spoiling mode and are more than capable of stealing a point – or all three.

Perth will continue with the patient, slow build-up football that worked so well against the Mariners two weeks ago.

Sydney will not park the bus as they need maximum return from the journey west. A draw is the safest bet.

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1Danny VukovicGoalkeeper
4Steve PantelidisDefender
19Joshua RisdonDefender
14Scott JamiesonDefender
-Michael ThwaiteDefender
33Liam MillerMidfielder
9Ryo NagaiStriker
14Steven McGarryMidfielder
-Matías Jesús CórdobaMidfielder
9Shane SmeltzStriker
-Chris HaroldStriker
-Lewis ItalianoGoalkeeper
-Jack ClisbyDefender
28B. O'NeillMidfielder
-Danny De SilvaMidfielder
-Vedran JanjetovićGoalkeeper
33FabinhoDefender
3Adam GriffithsDefender
23Rhyan GrantDefender
23Lucas Edward NeillDefender
7Brett EmertonMidfielder
15Terry McFlynnMidfielder
26Ali AbbasMidfielder
-Peter TriantisMidfielder
-Alessandro Del PieroStriker
29Joel GriffithsStriker
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