We will look to continue the winning momentum when we host Western Sydney under lights this Saturday. Ahead of the clash we take a look at the five things we’re looking forward to.
Three wins in a row?
After not being able to win consecutive games in a row since round five, City finally overcame that hurdle last round, defeating Perth 2-3 away from home after knocking off Brisbane 1-0 at AAMI Park the week before.
Erick Mombaerts’ team will now look to make it three wins in a row and build some momentum with just five games remaining before finals after this weekend’s clash. If City can win again this week, it will be the club’s longest A-League winning streak since January last year.
2020 home form
Since the start of 2020, AAMI Park has been a fortress for City, with the club dropping just two points in its five games at home.
The year started with a 3-2 win over Western United before City rounded off January with a 2-0 win over Newcastle and a scoreless draw against Perth. The club then picked up a win against Victory in the final derby of the season, before squeezing out a tight but important 1-0 win over Brisbane a fortnight ago.
With just three home games this season remaining, City will look to take all nine points, starting with a win over the Wanderers on Saturday night.
Strengthening our hold on second spot
With last week’s win over Perth, we now move six points clear of the Glory, although they do still have a game in hand.
With a 1-3 win last round against the Mariners, Wellington have moved into third spot and have proven themselves to be a serious challenger for second.
City sit three points ahead of the Phoenix but any slip up could see it in a danger as they also have a game in hand and are equal in terms of goal difference. For City the equation is simple, keep winning and a home semi-final will be guaranteed.
The start of a big weekend of City football
This weekend there will be two massive matches between City and the Wanderers.
This A-League fixture kicks off at 7:30pm on Saturday night and will be followed up on Sunday afternoon when the two clubs meet again, this time in the W-League semi-final at ABD Stadium.
The match kicks off at 1:30pm, with City attempting to make its fourth W-League grand final in this, it’s fifth season in the league.
One of your last chances to see City in action
With the season now getting right down to the pointy end, City has just three home games remaining.
City’s final two home games of the season will be on Friday the 27th of March against Adelaide and in the last round of the season on Sunday the 26th of April against Sydney FC.