Preview: South Melbourne vs Melbourne Knights
South Melbourne meet the Melbourne Knights for the second time this season, with South Melbourne striving to continue on their winning ways after their emphatic 5-1 victory over the North Geelong, while Melbourne Knights will be looking to bounce back from their narrow 1-0 defeat to Heidelberg United.
Melbourne Knights (DLLDL)
The Melbourne Knights have had a tough season thus far, with only four wins this year. They are coming off a 1-1 draw with Avondale, the Melbourne Knights suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Heidelberg United courtesy of a Kenny Athiu winner in the first half. Sitting in third last position on the ladder, the Knights will be striving to avoid the relegation zone with all three points against South Melbourne at home on Friday night.
South Melbourne (WWWLW)
South Melbourne have been in positive form, with four wins in their past five matches. Coming from a narrow 2-1 loss to Green Gully, the boys were able to back in emphatic fashion with an emphatic 5-1 victory over the North Geelong Warriors led by a Marcus Schroen hat-trick. Sitting in second position and only three points behind ladder leaders Heidelberg United, South will be looking to keep in touch with the ladder leaders with maximum points against the Melbourne Knights away from home.
The last time these two teams met was in Round 9 this year where South Melbourne secured a 2-0 victory over the Melbourne Knights at Lakeside Stadium.
South Melbourne have won four of their past five matches against the Melbourne Knights.