ALW Preview: City v Western Sydney

Melbourne City return to AAMI Park this Sunday 12 November, hosting Western Sydney Wanderers in what is set to be a bumper afternoon of doubleheader football.

Our City Women are back home after playing out a 2-2 draw with Western United in Round 3.

We take a look at a few of the key talking points ahead of Sunday’s A-League Women’s clash.

Emina Ekic returns

City’s squad has received a huge boost on the eve of their Round 4 clash, with Bosnian and Herzegovina international, Emina Ekic, re-joining the Club.

The lethal attacker returns to City on a two-year deal ahead of the team’s clash with Western Sydney Wanderers.

Ekic’s return adds even more star power to an already impressive front third and there’s a chance we could see her make her first appearance of the season on Sunday after she arrived in Melbourne earlier in the week.

Fans got a taste of her attacking quality last season, and will no doubt be looking forward to seeing the City star in action once again.

All out attack

It’s been an impressive start to the season for Dario Vidosic’s side, with the numbers showcasing why City is one of the most dangerous teams in the league.

According to OptaJason, our attacking trio of Holly McNamara (26), Rhianna Pollicina (22) and Hannah Wilkinson (17) lead the league in attacking sequence involvement.

Furthermore, seven out of the league’s top 10 total attacking sequence involvements are made up of City players.

Alongside midfielders Daniela Galic and Leticia McKenna, defenders Kaitlyn Torpey and Rebekah Stott also feature, highlighting the team’s ability to attack from all over the park.

Home sweet home

We’re back at AAMI Park as we look to return to the winner’s list against the Wanderers.

City played out an entertaining 2-2 draw with Western United in Round 3, but will be eager to get back to winning ways when they host Western Sydney.

The team’s only other home game to date this season came at AAMI Park, with Rhianna Pollicina’s brace securing a 2-1 win over Canberra United.

With the likes of Holly McNamara hitting top form, and top corner from way out, it’s set to be an entertaining afternoon of City football.

Match Details

A-League Women’s: Round 4
Melbourne City FC v Western Sydney Wanderers
Sunday 12 November, 5:45pm
AAMI Park, Melbourne
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