Preview: Melbourne Victory v Perth Glory

Saturday December 18, 7pm, AAMI Park, Melbourne

Date: Saturday December 18 Kick-off: 7pm Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne Television: Live and exclusive on Fox Sports 1 from 6:00pm (AEDT). Radio: 774 ABC and www.sen.com.au Live Match Centre: www.melbournevictory.com.au

Head-to-head Played 17. Wins: Melbourne Victory 5, Perth Glory 8. Draws: 4.

Previous Meeting Perth Glory 3, Melbourne Victory 1, nib Stadium, November 2010

Why we don't like 'em Because of our record against the Sandgropers. Perth has had the wood on Victory in recent clashes, winning three of the past five encounters, and the two match-ups this season.

Former England international Robbie Fowler chose to produce his best performance against us this season with a hat-trick in a 3-1 win at Perth, which remains the only individual treble scored in the A-League this season.

Past five matches: Melbourne Victory: Melbourne Heart 1, Melbourne Victory 3, AAMI Park Melbourne Victory 3, Brisbane Roar 3, AAMI Park Wellington Phoenix 2, Melbourne Victory 2, Westpac Stadium Melbourne Victory 2, Central Coast Mariners 2, AAMI Park Perth Glory 3, Melbourne Victory 1, nib Stadium

Perth Glory: Perth Glory 1, Central Coast Mariners 1, nib Stadium North Queensland Fury 1, Perth Glory 1, Dairy Farmers Stadium Brisbane Roar 3, Perth Glory 2, Suncorp Stadium Sydney FC 2, Perth Glory 0, Parramatta Stadium Perth Glory 3, Melbourne Victory 1, nib Stadium