Wellington Phoenix begin their Hyundai A-League Finals Series journey with an away trip to Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park this Friday 3 May 2019.
Having drawn with Melbourne Victory three times this season, Mark Rudan’s side will be looking to take the win after feeling more was deserved from their previous meetings.
Hyundai A-League golden boot winner, Roy Krishna was rested for the majority of the game last weekend and will hope to add to his goalscoring record against the team he’s put three passed this season.
This is the first Hyundai A-League Finals Series Wellington Phoenix have been involved in for four seasons and they’ll want to make the most of the hard work that has been put in this season under Mark Rudan.
Be sure to watch the game, Friday on Sky Sport 3 from 9.45pm NZT and support your Nix as they look to continue to create history.
Friday 3rd May 2019
Melbourne Victory vs. Wellington Phoenix
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-Off: 9:50PM NZT
Referee: Shaun Evans
Assistant Referee 1: Ryan Gallagher
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Ilievski
Fourth Official: Jonathan Barreiro
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on Sky Sport 3 from 9:45pm NZT, FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.00pm (AEST), 10 Bold from 7:30pm (AEST) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers based in Australia.
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Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matthew ACTON (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Corey BROWN, 4.Keisuke HONDA, 5.Georg NIEDERMEIER, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Terry ANTONIS, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 11.Ola TOIVONEN, 14.Thomas DENG, 15.Raul BAENA, 16.Joshua HOPE, 17.James DONACHIE, 19.Rahmat AKBARI, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI, 24. Elvis KAMSOBA
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 3.Corey BROWN (promoted), 16.Joshua HOPE (promoted), 19.Rahmat AKBARI (promoted)
Outs: 10.James TROISI (hamstring)
Wellington Phoenix Squad: 1.Filip KURTO (gk), 4.Mandi SOSA, 5.Ryan LOWRY, 7.Cillian SHERIDAN, 11.David WILLIAMS, 12.Antony GOLEC, 13.Liberato CACACE, 14.Alex RUFER, 15.Michal KOPZCYNSKI, 17.Callan ELLIOT, 18.Sarpreet SINGH, 20.Oliver SAIL (gk), 21. Roy KRISHNA, 22.Andrew DURANTE (c), 23.Max BURGESS, 27.Steven TAYLOR, 31. Ben WAINE, 32. Gianni STENSNESS
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 14. Alex RUFER (promoted), 22. Andrew DURANTE (promoted),
Unavailable: 16. Louis FENTON (foot injury - season)