They might be the competition’s form team but Perth will need to overcome a poor record at Pirtek Stadium in order to take the points back to Western Australia tonight.
Glory have recorded one win at Wanderland in three seasons, scoring just three goals in the process. And considering their sole win and two of those goals arrived in the final game of the 2014/15 season, a trip to Parramatta represents a daunting task for Kenny Lowe’s men.
There’s only three matches left at the original Wanderland before it gets demolished so make sure you’re there to make the most of it.
Tickets to tonight’s match can be purchased here. Or you can save a bunch of dollars by purchasing a Wander3 Membership to all three remaining games.
Defender Alberto returns from suspension whilst Jacob Pepper is promoted. Otherwise, Tony Popovic’s squad is unchanged from last round’s derby draw with two players to be omitted. Perth meanwhile have received a substantial boost in the form of the returning Marc Warren after the defender missed last round’s demolition of Brisbane. For a full look at the Wanderers squad to face Perth Glory click here.
Friday night football returns to Wanderland and as always there’s plenty happening in and around the ground, including:
- SKLZ showcase in the stadium precinct
- FitBit giveaway to the best pre-match dancer
- Mascot race at half-time featuring proud partners McDonalds, Hertz, Primo and more
- The chance to attend the post-match press conference with Tony Popovic and Perth boss Kenny Lowe by purchasing a raffle ticket via the Wanderers rewards app. To enter, click here.
Don’t forget you can secure your seat for our final three home matches of the regular season with a Wander3 membership.
To find out more about everything happening at Wanderland on Friday, click here.
After a dreadful start to the season, Kenny Lowe’s side are on the crest of a wave having established a club-record five match winning streak and should find extra motivation for this encounter with a win propelling the Glory into the top six for the first time this campaign.
Last Saturday’s demolition of then-ladder leaders Brisbane Roar sent a stern message to the competition and underlined their genuine claim as the competition’s dark horses. Including the 6-3 thrashing of Brisbane, Lowe’s men have scored 18 goals in their last five games: they had only managed 17 across the entire season previous to their five match unbeaten streak.
Spanish import and signing of the season candidate Diego Castro has been pivotal in their upsurge in form, whilst an in-form Andy Keogh has three goals in his last four. The return of the Irish frontman has arguably been the sweetest thing to happen to Perth all campaign, and the forward has been a central part in their elevation.
How to watch
Catch what promises to be a barnstorming encounter live on Fox Sports 505 and SBS2 at 7.30pm AEST or listen live on 702 ABC Sydney & ABC Local Radio NSW, Grandstand Digital & Online & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-League Live.