5 Things to Look Forward To: Jets vs City

Easter Sunday showdown

City will take on Newcastle Jets in a mouth-watering clash at McDonald Jones Stadium on Easter Sunday.

It’s second versus third on the ladder so don’t miss the chance to watch two of the league’s strongest attacking teams go head-to-head. Kick-off 5:00pm.

City face the Jets on Sunday, 1st April, before hosting Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park in the Club’s last home game of the season on Saturday, 7th April.

Momentum is invaluable

Following a string of three consecutive losses, Warren Joyce’s men have bounced back with an impressive fortnight of attacking football.

City has demonstrated their attacking qualities in the front third, as the Club’s attacking trio of Bruno Fornaroli, Daniel Arzani and Stefan Mauk begin to gel together.

Luke Brattan and Dario Vidosic have been superb in the midfield also, as Michael Jakobsen and Bart Schenkeveld continue to anchor the defence.

With only three games in the regular season remaining, it’s absolutely vital that City builds on their momentum and carries it into the Finals Series.

The sky’s the limit

Since his return from a long-term ankle injury, Bruno Fornaroli has looked more and more impressive with each performance. In the latest of those performances, the Uruguayan played a starring role in City’s 3-0 win over Western Sydney.

Fornaroli notched his first goal from open play since his return, before producing a magnificent assist for Stefan Mauk.

With the 2017-18 Finals Series right around the corner, the sky’s the limit for the attacker and there is no doubt that defenders across the league will be taking note.

The chasing pack awaits

City’s earlier form slump saw them slip to fourth place last week, but following a positive weekend of football over Harmony Round, Warren Joyce’s men have earned back third spot.  

With only four points separating fifth from third on the ladder, City can’t afford to drop points as they battle to tighten their grip on third place.

It’s a must-win clash against a fellow Championship contender in the Jets – the ideal test before the finals and an opportunity to send a message to the competition.

Goals galore 

If recent history is anything to go by, we’re guaranteed plenty of action in both attacking thirds this Sunday. 

In the two previous meetings between the teams this season, there have been seven goals scored. City currently lead the head-to-head battle with one win and one draw, a tally that they’ll be looking to add to. 

From Daniel Arzani to Dimi Petratos, both City and the Jets possess two of the league’s strongest attacking forces, so sit back and enjoy what is set to be the match of the round.