A-League Round 9 Fixtures and Tips - Western United without a goal in three games ahead of Melbourne Victory derby

Andrew Hendrie 2 Dec 2019
  • A-League Round 9 fixtures and preview
  • United and Victory clash in Melbourne derby
United face Victory on Sunday (PA Images)

Western United will be desperate to avoid a fourth straight defeat when they face Melbourne Victory in their first derby in A-League Round 9 action this weekend.

After a tremendous start to the season, United have struggled for the last few weeks, failing to score a goal in three straight defeats to the Mariners, Jets and Sydney. It doesn’t get any easier on Sunday in Geelong, with Melbourne Victory coming off a 1-0 win over Perth to kick-start their push towards the top six.

Round 9 kicks off at AAMI Park as Melbourne City plays host to Perth Glory on Friday night. City’s last outing resulted in a 3-2 away win over Western Sydney before last week’s bye, while Glory’s poor start to the season continued in their defeat to Victory.

Wellington Phoenix will be hoping to build on their brilliant upset win away to Adelaide when they take on Western Sydney Wanderers in the first game on Saturday at Eden Park. Phoenix are just one point from the top six after two wins from their last three matches, while the Wanderers haven’t won since the Sydney derby, going down 2-0 to the Jets.

Sydney FC will then look to increase their competition lead when they entertain Brisbane Roar at Jubilee Stadium. It’s been another strong start to the season for the reigning premiers, with Sydney easing past United 2-0 in Round 8, while Brisbane were also victorious, defeating the Mariners 2-0 at home.

Round 9 concludes at Coopers Stadium as Adelaide United square off against Newcastle Jets on Sunday night. Adelaide’s unbeaten run since the FFA Cup final came to an end against Wellington last week, while the Jets notched up their second win of the season, beating the Wanderers 2-0.

Central Coast Mariners have the bye this week.

A-League Round 9 Fixtures


Friday December 6

Melbourne City vs Perth Glory

Saturday December 7

Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers
Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar

Sunday December 8

Western United vs Melbourne Victory
Adelaide United vs Newcastle Jets

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