Winning record vs WU
City fans will be well aware of our perfect record against Victoria’s newest A-League team, with the fixture’s five previous iterations all ending in wins to the team in blue.
With the aggregate scoreline from those five meetings reading 12-5, fans can also expect a high-scoring encounter given the average of 3.4 goals scored per game.
With Western United currently languishing in 10th place (though they’ve got games in-hand on the teams around them) and City enjoying a six-game winning streak, the timing couldn’t be any more perfect for our boys to make it 6-0 against the team from the west of the state.
A chance to go top
Having completed an impressive charge back up the table thanks to our club-record six consecutive wins, City now has the opportunity to momentarily claim top spot if we’re able to secure another victory over Western United on Thursday.
Another three points would put us on 27 through our first 13 games, though Central Coast and Adelaide United would be able to reclaim top spot with wins of their own in the upcoming Matchweek 15.
Regardless, even a momentary hold on top spot would be a deserved reward for our City boys, whose performances in recent weeks have seen them branded as the league’s team to beat.
Maclaren to keep on keeping on?
Having claimed the club record for most consecutive goalscoring appearances following goals in each of his past six games for City, Jamie Maclaren will now have his eyes set on Andy Keogh’s Australian national league record of eight games.
City’s revered number nine would fancy his chances of extending his current goalscoring streak against Thursday’s opposition too, having scored eight goals in his past five meetings with Western United.
Our final game at AAMI for a while
It’s been a happy run of home fixtures for City fans in recent times, with the team enjoying three-consecutive home games and four Melbourne-based matches when including the 0-6 away Derby win at Marvel.
Unfortunately, this Thursday’s ‘away’ game against Western United, conveniently held at AAMI Park, will represent the last chance for City fans to catch their boys in action for a little while, with our following two fixtures both in New South Wales against Wellington and Sydney FC.
Hopefully we’re able to cap our extended run of local games off with another win and extend the historic run.
Creating a home atmosphere for our ‘away’ game
This Thursday’s game being held at AAMI Park represents a huge opportunity for fans to descend upon the stadium and create a ‘home team advantage’ for City despite the clash not being a home fixture for the club.
The players are always bolstered by your support in the stands, so let’s do our best to help them over the line for another win over the team in green and black.
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