Melbourne City FC’s final fixture of the regular season is here! Take a look at the five things we’re looking forward to ahead of Wednesday night’s clash with Western United.
Last game before finals!
It’s been a season like no other with plenty of ups and downs. The 2019/20 regular season that’s been will draw to a close on Wednesday night when City take on Western United.
A Wellington Phoenix loss on Thursday night sealed second spot for City, meaning it will go straight through to a semi-final to be played next Wednesday night. Finishing second also means City will play in the Asian Champions League for the first time in the Club’s history.
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Western United sealed a finals berth last week so Wednesday’s clash could well and truly be a match-up we also see in the finals.
Western United have been in great form since the season resumption and will be full of confidence.
They’ve won all but one of their five matches since the re-start, including their last two games against finals-bound Perth Glory and Sydney FC.
Depending on the result of this match, Western United could finish anywhere from third to fifth, so a semi-final match-up is definitely a big possibility.
Golden boot finale
The race for the Golden Boot has been hot all season, and with Adam Le Fondre scoring in Sydney’s last game, he is again tied with Jamie Maclaren on 20 goals at the top of the leader board!
Western United’s Besart Berisha is only two goals behind with 18 goals this season, with the Golden Boot race set to go right down to the wire on Wednesday night.
Maclaren is the only player to have scored 20 goals in three A-League seasons and he has done that in just 22 games in what has been an incredible 2019/20 campaign from the number 9.
Staying undefeated in the hub
City were fixtured to play just three games, the least of any team after having gone into the season postponement having already played 23.
City’s first match since the resumption was a solid win over Sydney, before looking strong in the first half against Adelaide but being eventually held to a draw after going down to 10-men.
Erick Mombaerts will be hoping his team can stay undefeated, not just after this clash but all the way through to the Grand Final on Sunday 30 August.
Melbourne City FC take on Western United at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Wednesday 19 August, kick off 7:30pm.