Melbourne City FC will be eager to extend their unbeaten run when they take on Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park on Friday 11 January, kick-off 7:50pm. Ahead of the match, we take a look at the five things to look forward to.
Double the games, double the fun
Melbourne City return to AAMI Park just five-days after their 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets, eager to extend their unbeaten run to five matches against Brisbane Roar.
In what is set to be an enthralling night of football, Head Coach Warren Joyce’s side will look to continue their march up the league ladder.
With City’s W-League side facing Brisbane at 5:20pm, before the two A-League side’s battle it out at 7:50pm, don’t miss the chance to watch 180-minutes of entertaining football. Get your tickets here.
Make or break
City’s clash with the Roar is their first of five Hyundai A-League matches in the next 15 days.
In what is set to be a crucial stage of the season, the squad’s depth and fitness will be tested as they face a gruelling period.
Recovery will be key, as claiming maximum points during the summer of football could shape the league ladder.
City will look to make it three wins from three matches to open the New Year, when they take on Brisbane Roar on Friday night.
Following two spirited wins to open 2019 against both the Western Sydney Wanderers and Newcastle Jets, Joyce’s side will be looking to continue the winning momentum as they hit a crucial stage of the season.
Experienced midfielder Luke Brattan has continued his strong run of form with an impressive performance against the Jets on Sunday evening, which included another spectacular goal to add to his already impressive highlights reel.
The City midfielder has now scored three goals from 10 games this season, with all three on his right foot and from outside the area.
With 14 key passes, five successful crosses and one assists this season, his attacking distribution has been key to City’s current run of form. The 28-year-old will be looking to continue his string of impressive performances when he faces his former side on Friday.
Second time up
City are set to take on Brisbane Roar for the second time this season following their 2-0 loss at Suncorp Stadium in the Sunshine State in Round 5.
Joyce and his men will be eager to bounce back against their rivals following the disappointment of their meeting earlier this season.
This time, the hosts will have the benefit of playing in front of the City faithful. Don’t miss a moment of the action, get your tickets here.