NPL preview: Whittlesea v Victory

Melbourne Victory will be the visitors at Epping Stadium this Saturday, as it takes on Whittlesea Ranges in Round 7 of the NPL West.

In Round 6, Victory prevailed in a nine-goal thriller against Ballarat City – winning 4-5 and extending its unbeaten run to five games.

A second-half hat-trick from Pierce Waring ensured all three points for Victory, who currently sit fifth on the ladder.

Meanwhile, Whittlesea Ranges occupy ninth spot and are without a win in their last three games.

In their last outing, Ranges suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Altona Magic.

Victory and Whittlesea last met in May 2017, where the Ranges edged a 2-1 win, despite Victory taking the lead through Waring.

With only four points separating the two clubs at this early stage of the season, there is plenty to play for come 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

This week

NPL2 West 2018 Round 7
Whittlesea Ranges v Melbourne Victory
Saturday, April 7, 3.00pm AEST
Epping Stadium, Melbourne

U20 NPL2 West 2018 Round 7
Whittelsea Ranges v Melbourne Victory
Saturday, April 7, 12:30pm AEST
Epping Stadium, Melbourne

U18 NPL West 2018 Round 6
Melbourne Victory v Hume City
Sunday, April 8, 10:45am AEST
Partridge Street Reserve, Lalor

U15 NPL West 2018 Round 6
Melbourne Victory v Hume City
Sunday, April 8, 9:00am AEST
Partridge Street Reserve, Lalor

Previous results

NPL2 West: Ballarat City 4 - Melbourne Victory 5 (Kidar 4’, Waring 48’, Palazzolo 51’, Waring 63’, Waring 89’)
U20 NPL2 West: Ballarat City 1 - Melbourne Victory 4 (Diaz 19’, Hamakiotis 30’, Urbina 53’, Nedanovski 73’)
U18 NPL West: North Geelong Warriors 0 - Melbourne Victory 2 (Constantinou 12’, Georgiadis 48’)
U15 NPL West: North Geelong Warriors 3 - Melbourne Victory 0