NPL preview: Victory v Preston

Melbourne Victory is back at Epping Stadium again on Sunday, hosting the Preston Lions.

Summary

Victory hosts Preston after playing out back-to-back 2-2 draws following the resumption of the season.

Goals from Matthew Bozinovski and William Wilson saw Victory lead twice against Western United last time out, but the spoils were shared at Epping Stadium.

While Bozinovski marked his return from international duty with a fine header, Wilson curled in a tremendous long-range free-kick for his third strike of the campaign.

Only Luca Da Silva, who was suspended for the clash with Western, and Adem Duratovic have scored more times than Wilson for Victory this season.

The meeting with Preston marks Victory's second of four consecutive games at Epping Stadium.

Victory is seventh on the table, while the Lions are two points clear at the top.

This week

NPL 3 Victoria: Melbourne Victory v Preston Lions (Sunday, July 4 at 3.00pm AEST at Epping Stadium, Melbourne)
U21 NPL 3 Victoria: Melbourne Victory v Preston Lions (Sunday, July 4 at 12.30pm AEST at Epping Stadium, Melbourne)
U19 NPL 3 Victoria: Melbourne Victory v Preston Lions (Sunday, July 4 at 10.00am AEST at Harvest Home Recreation Reserve, Melbourne)
U17 NPL 2: Werribee City v Melbourne Victory (Sunday, July 4 at 12.30pm AEST at Galvin Park, Werribee)
U16 NPL 1: Melbourne Victory v Oakleigh Cannons (Sunday, July 4 at 2.15pm AEST at Harvest Home Recreation Reserve, Melbourne)
U15 NPL 3 North/West: Brimbank Stallions v Melbourne Victory (Sunday, July 4 at 11.30am AEST at Club Italia Sporting Club, St Albans)
U14 NPL 3 North/West: Melbourne Victory v Melbourne Knights (Sunday, July 4 at 12.30pm AEST at Harvest Home Recreation Reserve, Melbourne)

Last week

NPL 3 Victoria: Western United 2 Victory U21s 2 (Bozinovski 39', Wilson 54')
U21 NPL 3 Victoria: Western United 1 Victory U19s 3 (Gust 6'/26', Jones 61')
U17 NPL 2: South Melbourne 1 Victory U16s 4 (Minutoli 37'/49'/62', Muhindo 64')
U16 NPL 1: Eltham Redbacks 2 Victory U15s 3 (Coveny 6'/53', Tanic 36')
U15 NPL 3 North/West: Victory U14s 4 (Marmura 38'/40'/53', Gottoli 39') Goulburn Valley Suns 1
U14 NPL 3 North/West: Hume City 0 Victory U13s 2 (Durando 11'/46')