NPL preview: Moreland Zebras v Victory

Melbourne Victory is back in action in the NPL2 West with a trip to Moreland Zebras on Saturday.

Victory suffered a heavy loss to league leader Altona Magic in Round 20.

A flurry of goals early in the second half hurt Victory, which had 18-year-old winger Yazid Said on the scoresheet.

Said's goal was his third of the season and marked the second straight game in which he had scored.

Victory was left in seventh on the table after the loss, although it is only six points behind the third-placed Zebras.

Of Victory's eight remaining matches this season, it will play six away from home, including the trip to CB Smith Reserve.

Victory has won four of its eight away outings this campaign, losing just twice.

The Zebras and Victory played out a 0-0 draw when they met in March.

This week

NPL2 West 2018 Round 21
Moreland Zebras v Melbourne Victory
Saturday, July 14, 3.00pm AEST
CB Smith Reserve, Melbourne

U20 NPL2 West 2018 Round 21
Moreland Zebras v Melbourne Victory
Saturday, July 14, 1.00pm AEST
CB Smith Reserve, Melbourne

U18 NPL West 2018 Round 19
St Albans Saints v Melbourne Victory
Sunday, July 15, 3.00pm AEST
Churchill Reserve, Melbourne

U15 NPL West 2018 Round 19
St Albans Saints v Melbourne Victory
Sunday, July 15, 1.00pm AEST
Churchill Reserve, Melbourne

Last week

NPL2 West: Victory 1 (Said 63') Altona Magic 7
U20 NPL2 West: Victory 3 (Marth 67', McGrath 79', Hamakiotis 89') Altona Magic 1