Melbourne City look to extend their five-game unbeaten home run against Western Sydney Wanderers when the two sides clash in A-League Round 23 action on Saturday.
City vs Wanderers kicks off at 7.30pm AEDT at AAMI Park. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.
It’s a crucial game for both sides as City and Wanderers square off on Saturday night at AAMI Park.
City can establish themselves in second spot with a victory, while the Wanderers need to win to keep pace with the top six.
Western Sydney’s finals chances took a hit last week when they were upstaged 3-1 by Brisbane, leaving them trailing sixth spot by three points heading into this weekend.
It’s not panic stations just yet, but there isn’t much room for error if you’re the Wanderers – and a trip to the competition’s second-placed team isn’t exactly ideal after coming off a demoralising defeat last week.
City have been inconsistent again for most of the season, but they highlighted just how good they can be when they toppled Perth 3-2 in the west last week.
That win lifted City into outright second spot, and depending on other results, they could create a sizeable lead over third and fourth by taking all three points.
Western Sydney have a terrible record in Victoria, while City have won their last two meetings by scoring three goals in each game. It should be another victory for the home side on Saturday.
Melbourne City – $2.00
Western Sydney Wanderers – $3.75
Draw – $3.60
– City unbeaten against Wanderers in last five games at AAMI Park
– City won their last two meetings by a combined 6-2 scoreline
– Wanderers have only won one of their last 13 games in Victoria
– Wanderers haven’t won at AAMI Park since 2015