March 03, 2015 11:45:32 UK
Perth Glory defender Dino Djulbic says the A-League leaders will have a fearless attitude when they take on Melbourne Victory in a crunch clash on Saturday.
The top two sides will face each other at AAMI Park with Glory knowing they would hand a huge advantage to Kevin Muscat’s side if they lost.
Victory can take over top spot, with a game in hand, by beating a Perth team who have gone six games without a win and are 7.00 to win the Grand Final.
We’ve beaten them over there, so I think we’ve sent a message already.
Djulbic is looking at the positives though, with Perth having managed to stay above the chasing pack despite their poor run of results. And, he insists, the quality of their performances has been improving in recent weeks.
Perth have already beaten Victory away from home this season, two goals in the first 16 minutes helping them to a 2-1 success in Geelong in January.
Djulbic, who scored the equaliser in last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Brisbane Roar, said: “We’ve beaten them over there, so I think we’ve sent a message already.”
Having lost just one of their nine away games this season is another reason why Kenny Lowe’s side will travel in confidence.
Djulbic said: “We’re top of the league. Why would we fear anyone? They should be fearing us. We’re playing better football compared to the last couple of weeks. We’re coming towards the finals, we’re picking up more and more.”
Perth are 4.60 to beat Melbourne Victory, who are 1.75 with the draw 3.60.
If they can come through unscathed from their next two tough games – they host fourth-placed Wellington Phoenix after their trip to Melbourne – the Glory will hope to bank plenty of points in their following three matches. They will face the bottom three teams – Central Coast, Western Sydney and Newcastle Jets – in consecutive matches.
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