Wellington Phoenix will return to Eden Park this Friday where they boast an unbeaten record, and Mark Rudan’s men will want to keep it intact against the current Hyundai A-League Champions.
The Wellington side are already in Auckland as they prepare for their Friday encounter with Melbourne Victory and the two previous encounters between the sides promise plenty of goals.
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Wellington Phoenix vs. Melbourne Victory, Friday 15th February, Eden Park, Auckland, 7:35pm(NZT)
Referee: Peter Green
Assistant Referee 1: Ashley Beecham
Assistant Referee 2: Anton Shchetinin
Fourth Official: Alex King
VAR: Jarred Gillett
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on Sky Sport 4 from 7:30pm and on FOX SPORTS 505 from 5.30pm (AEDT)
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Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Filip KURTO (gk), 4. Mandi SOSA, 5. Ryan LOWRY, 6.Dylan FOX, 7.Cillian SHERIDAN, 9.Nathan BURNS, 11.David WILLIAMS, 12.Antony GOLEC, 13.Liberato CACACE, 14.Alex RUFER, 15.Michal KOPZCYNSKI, 16.Louis FENTON, 18.Sarpreet SINGH, 20.Oliver SAIL (gk), 21.Roy KRISHNA, 22.Andrew DURANTE, 23.Max BURGESS, 27.Steven TAYLOR
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 6. Dylan FOX (promoted), 9. Nathan BURNS (promoted)
Unavailable: 19. Thomas DOYLE (injured – knee strain 3 weeks)
Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (GK), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Corey BROWN, 4.Keisuke HONDA, 5.Georg NIEDERMEIER, 6.Leigh BROXHAM (C), 7.Kenny ATHIU, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.James TROISI, 13.Birkan KIRDAR, 14.Tommy DENG, 15.Raul BAENA, 16.Josh HOPE, 17.James DONACHIE, 19.Rahmat AKBARI, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (GK), 24.Elvis KAMSOBA, 25.Anthony LESIOTIS
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 13.Birkan KIRDAR (promoted), 17.James DONACHIE (promoted), 19.Rahmat AKBARI (promoted)
Outs: 8.Terry ANTONIS (suspended)
Unavailable: 23.Jai INGHAM (quad), 21.Carl VALERI (hamstring), 11.Ola TOIVONEN (cork)