Are Melbourne Victory at an all time low?

At the beginning of the season many pundits predicted Kevin Muscat’s Melbourne Victory to be vying for the title. However the side that were a penalty shoot-out away from winning the A-League title last season now find themselves in unfamiliar waters. It’s not the first time they’ve been winless after five games but is this their worst start to a season?

Well the answer is yes. After five rounds Victory sit in seventh position which doesn’t sound too bad but with three points it is the fewest they have won at this early stage to the season.

They had a perfect 15 points from 2006-07 season, and won 11 points in the in the 2008-09 and 2014-15 seasons.

In 2013-14 they won eight points, and in the two seasons prior to this they were on seven points after five rounds.

They’ve had six points and five points on three occasions each but they’ve never had fewer than five until now.

So where do they go from here? They host ninth placed Brisbane at home next week who are also chasing their first win of the season. John Aloisi’s side haven’t won in Melbourne since January 2014 so historically speaking, the Victory have a good chance of securing their first three points of the season. But whether or not they can do it is another question.

Victory’s longest winless streaks

  • Eight matches (2007-08)
  • Six matches (2013-14)
  • Six matches (2017 Grand Final-)

Best on field

Mark Milligan

  • 66 touches
  • 49 passes
  • Seven duels won
  • Three fouls won
  • Three tackles
  • Three clearances
  • Two interceptions
  • One chance created

Leroy George

  • 52 touches
  • 20 passes
  • 12 crosses
  • Nine duels won
  • Six fouls won
  • Two chances created
  • One assist
  • One shot

Brendan Hamill

  • 100 touches
  • 62 passes
  • 11 duels won
  • Four clearances
  • Four crosses
  • Three chances created
  • Three fouls won
  • Two tackles
  • One shot

Kearyn Baccus

  • 114 touches
  • 102 passes
  • Five duels won
  • Two fouls won
  • Two crosses
  • Two clearances
  • One interception
  • One chance created

Roly Bonevacia

  • 111 touches
  • 93 passes
  • Six duels won
  • Four shots
  • Three crosses
  • Two tackles won

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