Melbourne City are set to play their first game in Melbourne when they host Melbourne Victory in a blockbuster Melbourne Derby at ABD Stadium on Thursday 12 December. Ahead of the match, we take a look at the five things we're looking forward to.
It’s Melbourne Derby time! It’s mate against mate, neighbour against neighbour, family against family.
Friendships are put to the side as our rich rivalry with our crosstown rivals returns.
‘Hersday’ night football is here and we can’t wait to take on Melbourne Victory in a blockbuster clash at ABD Stadium on Thursday 12 December, kick-off 7:30pm. Don’t miss out, get your tickets here!
Chasing top spot
An unbeaten start to the season including a massive win over reigning champions Sydney FC away on the weekend sees City sitting second on the ladder, with merely goal difference separating them from ladder leaders Western Sydney.
One goal behind the Wanderers, Rado Vidosic’s side sit hot on their heels as Round 5 fast approaches.
Looking to continue the putting pressure on the ladder leaders, City will be eager to secure an important win over Melbourne Victory as the team hunts down top spot.
Serbian international Milica Mijatovic is beaming with confidence following her match-winning performance against last season’s champions, Sydney FC.
Mijatovic played a role in both of City’s goals, producing a wonderful run before laying it off to Emily van Egmond for the opener before firing home an unstoppable strike to secure the win.
A player that looks dangerous every time she has the ball at her feet, Mijatovic will be eager to build on her strongest performance for the Club.
Three from four
Emily van Egmond has continued her electrifying start to life in City blue, netting her third goal in four games against the Sky Blues on the weekend.
A brilliant first-time finish, the Matildas international has displayed her class and composure in front of goal.
Set to play in her first Melbourne Debry, there is no doubt that van Egmond will be eager to continue her hot run in the attacking third as her side seeks to continue their unbeaten start to the season.
Home sweet home
After a tough opening four rounds on the road, we’re finally back in Melbourne!
Visiting Newcastle, Canberra, Shepparton and Sydney in the first four weeks of the season, City have faced a difficult opening draw but have come out the other end unbeaten.
With back to back Thursday night games at home, City fans can look forward to watching the team in action!
City host Melbourne Victory on Thursday 12 December at ABD Stadium, before returning a week later to host Perth Glory on Thursday 19 December, kick-off 7:30pm.