Last home game of the season
Melbourne City FC host Central Coast Mariners in a must-win clash at AAMI Park on Saturday night, kick-off 7:50pm (AEDT).
The home side has produced some brilliant football over the past month and will be looking to carry the momentum into the 2017/18 finals campaign.
Don’t miss the chance to watch Warren Joyce and his men for the last time at AAMI Park this season. Get your tickets below.
Member Celebration Round
City is hosting their annual Member Celebration Round this weekend, where the Club will recognise the valued contributions and support of their members and supporters.
Get down to AAMI Park to join in on the celebrations and help spur the boys over the line for one last time at home this season. See all the prizes and giveaways on the day!
City’s recent run of form – most notably in the attacking third – has seen the team register back-to-back 3-0 wins.
The key factor behind City’s form resurgence has been the performances of Bruno Fornaroli, Daniel Arzani and Dario Vidosic. Supported by Stefan Mauk, Oliver Bozanic and Luke Brattan in the midfield, the attackers have risen to another level.
Not only do the trio have the ability to change the game with one piece of individual brilliance, but what is more frighting for their opponents, is the understanding that they are building amongst each other.
A chance to make it three in a row
Following a minor form slump, Warren Joyce’s men are undefeated in their last three matches and will be looking to make it three wins on the trot when they host the Mariners on Saturday night.
With rivals Melbourne Victory hot on their heels in fourth, it’s a must-win match for the team in City blue if they are to keep hold of third position.
There are only two matches of the regular season remaining, so it’s vital that City continue their momentum and carry it into the finals series.
City’s attacking prowess has seen the side turn their fortunes around over the past fortnight, and much of the credit should go to Luke Brattan.
Fornaroli and Arzani are incredible individual talents in the attacking third, but Brattan’s ability to get the ball to their feet is second to none. Last weekend’s 3-0 win over Newcastle again demonstrated this, with the midfielder providing one assist and creating five chances.
So far this season Brattan has registered five assists, 42 key passes and is travelling at an impressive 89% pass accuracy. If teams want to stop City’s attacking threat they will need to stop the ball being delivered to the front men.