SMFC meet Avondale FC for the second time this season with South Melbourne striving to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat to Pascoe Vale, while Avondale FC will be looking to continue on their winning ways from their narrow 1-0 victory over Kingston City last weekend.
South Melbourne (WWWWL)
Coming from their narrow 2-1 win over Hume City in the NPL, South Melbourne were unable to continue on their winning ways after their 2-0 defeat to Pascoe Vale. With a catch up game mid-week against Avondale FC after their Round 16 clash against Avondale was rescheduled due to the unavailability of Lakeside Stadium, South will be striving to bounce back in emphatic fashion against Avondale FC to draw level on top of the ladder with Heidelberg United.
Avondale FC (DDLLW)
Avondale have had a solid season thus far with 11 wins for the season. Coming from a 2-1 loss to the Bentleigh Greens, Avondale were able to bounce back with narrow 1-0 win over Kingston City courtesy of an own goal by Bennett in the 44th minute. With only three games to play, Avondale will be desperate for maximum points to remain in the top six when they meet South Melbourne away from home.
Head to Head
The last time these two teams met was in Round 3 this year where Avondale secured a narrow 1-0 victory over South Melbourne at Knights Stadium courtesy of a second half goal to Carley in the 68th minute.
South urges all fans to come and support the boys ahead of their important encounter with Avondale FC at Lakeside Stadium on Wednesday night.
South Melbourne vs Avondale FC
Wednesday 2 August @ Lakeside Stadium
Kick off 8:30pm