Melbourne City are back in action on Tuesday night, hosting Adelaide United at ANZ Stadium. Ahead of the clash, we take a look at the five things we're looking forward to!
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The cure to your mid-week blues is here with City taking on Adelaide United on Tuesday night! The fixture will be played at ANZ Stadium where City were successful in claiming all three points against Sydney FC last Saturday.
Adelaide are yet to lose since the season re-start, having won two and drawn two, including their most recent fixture against Sydney on Thursday night.
This will be United’s last game of the season and they will be up and about with all to play for, with City equally as determined to secure second spot, we're set for a mouth watering contest!
Locking in second spot
City currently sit in second position, two points clear of Wellington (one game to play) and six points clear of Perth (two games to play).
A win on Tuesday will see City secure second spot for the first time in the Club's history, locking in a Semi-Final position.
In what would be a great reward for the team's hard work and dedication during an interrupted season, Erick Mombaerts will ensure his team's focus is on closing out the season strongly and heading into the finals strongly during his first season in charge.
Keeping the momentum going
City fired an early warning sign to the competition with their first of three pre-finals matches, and with the 2020 Finals Series less than two weeks away, continuing to build on that momentum is crucial.
The energy level of the team was up across the whole 90 minutes last match, and Erick Mombaerts will be expecting more of the same.
After such a long lay-off, these matches are key to not only building momentum, but also gaining much-needed match fitness and form for individual players as we edge closer and closer to finals.
Golden boot race heating up
With City and Sydney both having two games left for the season, the golden boot race is going to come right down to the wire.
Jamie Maclaren and Adam Le Fondre have both scored 19 goals apiece for the season. Five of Le Fondre’s have come from the penalty spot compared to Maclaren’s three. Maclaren also has the edge in terms of assists, picking up four so far this season, with Le Fondre recording just one.
Macca will be looking to again find the back of the net as we look to secure a vital win over the Reds!
City take on Adelaide United at ANZ Stadium on Tuesday 11 August, kick off 7:30pm.