Melbourne City take on Adelaide United at AAMI Park this Saturday 9 February, kick-off 7:50pm. Ahead of the match, we take a look at the five things we’re looking forward to.
Saturday night lights
After two difficult trips on the road, City are back at AAMI Park determined to return to the winner’s list in front of the City faithful.
It’s a must-win clash for the team in City blue as they look to restore their spot in the top four.
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Saturday night’s clash with the Reds will present an opportunity for City’s latest attacking signings, Jamie Maclaren and Shayon Harrison to make their league debuts in City blue.
Since their arrival, the two attackers have demonstrated their eagerness to succeed, working hard on the training track and putting their hand up for selection this weekend.
With 40 goals in 53 appearances during his last stint in the league, with Brisbane Roar, Maclaren has already showcased his goal scoring prowess on Australian soil. Now playing in front of his home fans in Melbourne, there is no doubt that the Socceroos attacker will be looking to make a lasting first impression.
City’s loss to Sydney FC and Adelaide’s win over Brisbane in Round 17, saw the Reds leapfrog the team in City blue on the league ladder.
Head Coach Warren Joyce’s squad now sit in fifth position, two points behind the fourth placed Reds and one point ahead of Wellington in sixth.
Last weekend’s results set up a mouth-watering encounter between the two sides at AAMI Park on Saturday. With one win already against the Reds this season in Adelaide, City will be looking to make it two from two in front of their home fans.
Home ground advantage
City will be looking to extend their unbeaten run at AAMI Park to eight matches when they take on Adelaide.
Unbeaten in their last seven fixtures at the venue, City will be looking to make the most of their one home fixture in between their four away ones.
After trips to Wellington and Sydney, City host Adelaide, before hitting the road again to take on Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory.
Dominance over the Reds
Melbourne City are undefeated in their last five games against Adelaide United – with four wins and one draw – keeping four clean sheets in the process.
With three wins on the trot against the Reds at AAMI Park, which included a 5-0 hammering in their last league fixture at the venue, City will be looking to make it four wins in succession and six games undefeated when they take on their South Australian rivals this weekend.
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