5 things to look forward to: Wellington v City


Melbourne City FC will be looking to continue the winning momentum when they travel across the Tasman Sea to take on Wellington Phoenix on Saturday evening.

Time to hit the road

After two consecutive home fixtures, City are back on the road, this time flying across the Tasman to take on the ‘Nix at Westpac Stadium.

As the busy January schedule continues, the boys in City blue will be looking to secure a valuable three points against the team that sits hot on their heels.

Rest and recover, and then we go again!

A chance to continue the winning momentum

If there’s one way to generate winning momentum, it’s scoring a late winner in front of the home fans at AAMI Park.

Dutchman Bart Schenkeveld was the hero on Tuesday night, as he nodded home a thumping header in the fourth minute of stoppage time to secure the points.

Unbeaten in their last two league fixtures, City will be looking to continue their run when they take on one of the high-flying teams of the competition.

Dazzling De Laet  

Ritchie De Laet continues to impress in City blue, bagging another two goals during the Club’s mid-week fixture.

The marquee man has played a vital role for the team this season, whether that be in the attacking third or in defence.

No matter where he lines up on Saturday afternoon, City fans are guaranteed to be entertained by their star man.

Brattan only scores bangers

Luke Brattan added another ‘top bins’ effort to his ever-growing collection on Tuesday night.

The City midfielder nutmegged former teammate Nick Fitzgerald, before hitting the top corner from range, in what was a simply scintillating individual effort.

He’s in goal scoring form, and there is no doubt that the 28-year-old will be looking to add to the highlights reel when we take on the ‘Nix.

A tight tussle at the top

A number of results over the busy Summer of Football period has seen the battle at the top of the table heat up.

With 15 fixtures played, City continue to pile the pressure on the teams before them. Three points behind third-placed Melbourne Victory, and a further two behind second-placed Sydney FC, the boys in City blue will look to continue pushing the top three.

With Victory taking on the Sky Blues this weekend, three points in Wellington would see City close the gap on at least one of their rivals.