Key Battle: Dobson v Vine


Melbourne City FC will be back in action in the Westfield W-League on Thursday night when it hosts Sydney FC in a Grand Final.

Unfortunately there has been a venue change and the match will now be played behind closed doors at AAMI Park.

You’ll be able to see winger Rhali Dobson looking to cause trouble in the attacking third for City while up the other end of pitch Sydney FC’s Cortnee Vine will be attempting to do the same for the visitors.

Dobson has appeared in all six of City’s fixtures this season and has started all but one, in what is now her fourth season at the Club.

Vine has started all four of Sydney’s games and has been an important factor in why it sits on top of the table are is yet to drop a point.

Both players have attempted five tackles this year with the Sydney attacker winning four – one more than Dobson has managed.

That being said Dobson does boast a slightly higher win rate in duels at 34% compared to Vine’s 29%.

Both attackers see the ball a similar amount, making on average just under 30 passes per 90 minutes but Vine’s passing success rate at 68% is higher than Dobson who so far has found a teammate with 58% of her passes.

With attacking threats everywhere in Sydney’s line-up, Vine has already recorded two assists this season. Dobson is yet to be credited with an assist but has made five key passes to date.

Despite recording one more shot on target than her Sydney rival down the other end of the pitch Dobson is yet to find the back of the net while Vine has scored twice in her first season at her new club.

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