The Wanderers played out a scoreless draw against Adelaide United, in monsoon like conditions. The deluge was that severe it delayed kickoff, by half an hour. As expected the Wanderers rotated players due to their hectic schedule. A surprise starter was Mark Bridge, who earlier in the week was omitted.
Perth will be looking to bounce back after their home loss, to Melbourne Victory. The Western Australia team took the lead, but succumbed to a last minute winner, by Archie Thompson.
The Wanderers will be coming into this game on a big high, after registering their first home win, in the Asian Champions League. The Wanderers need a win to keep alive their chances of a top two finish, they are currently in third place, one point behind Melbourne Victory.
The Wanderers are likely to make a host of changes, as player fatigue will begin to take its toll. Matthew Spiranovic has been promoted into the squad, and should start the match, while Tomi Juric’s game time is in doubt, after he picked up a knock mid-week.
While Perth is still a mathematical chance of making the finals, their season is all but over. With all the turmoil, player revolts, and coaching changes, the Glory only have pride to play for now.
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Hersi has the potential to create some serious damage, and although he has been well below his best in this campaign, Perth have struggled in the past containing the Wanderers wide men.
The last time Perth visited Parramatta they were outclassed and outplayed. In a third versus last place match, there should only result, and if the Wanderers find the goals their play has been lacking, this could get ugly for the Glory.