Western United has 10 games remaining in the 2019/20 Hyundai A-League season.
Here’s how the run home looks for the Green and Black:
Round 19 vs Brisbane Roar (H)
United return from the bye to take on Robbie Fowler’s Brisbane Roar. Currently sixth and seventh on the table, the clash has plenty riding on it at Ballarat’s Mars Stadium.
Round 20 vs Wellington Phoenix (A)
The Green and Black return to the NZ capital for the first time since their round 1 win over Phoenix. A Besart Berisha strike sealed the points on a historic day for the club, before the Phoenix got their revenge in Ballarat on December 28. A huge meeting awaits with the in-form Kiwis who are riding high on the ladder.
Round 21 vs Central Coast Mariners (H)
United would love to replicate their first half against the Mariners in January, where three goals in a 15-minute span saw the home side set a platform for an emphatic 3-0 win.
Round 22 vs Adelaide United (A)
It was a seven goal-thriller when the two Uniteds met at VU Whitten Oval just weeks ago. But the Green and Black will be on the road when they next meet the Reds, in another potential battle for a finals spot.
Round 23 Bye
Round 24 vs Perth Glory (A)
Fresh off their final bye for the season, United will make the trip to Western Australia to take on last season’s grand final runners up, Glory. Berisha and Co. will have to be at their best if they are to break down a Perth defence which has conceded just two goals in its past five games.
Round 25 vs Western Sydney Wanderers (H)
The west of Melbourne and Sydney will meet for the third time this season. Mark Rudan’s side is undefeated so far against the Wanderers, but will no doubt be wary of the Red and Black under a new coach this time.
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Round 26 vs Sydney FC (A)
Perhaps the toughest test of the season. United will travel to the harbour city for a date with the reigning champions and runaway league leaders. The clash at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium will be one to watch with so many class players on the park.
Round 27 vs Melbourne City (H)
The first of back-to-back derbies. United will look to atone for their two defeats to City earlier this season with a win over their Victorian rivals.
Round 28 vs Melbourne Victory (A)
A potential top-six decider and a derby. United won both previous meetings in 2019 against a Marco Kurtz-coached Victory, but a rejuvenated Victory sets up a mouth-watering clash at AAMI Park under their new coach Carlos Salvachua.
Round 29 vs Newcastle Jets (A)
The final game of the home-and-away season for Mark Rudan’s side. Hopefully, conditions will be a lot cooler than the 30+ degrees last time out, as the Green and Black look to finish the season on a high.