5 things to look forward to: Sydney v City

City take on Sydney FC at Jubilee Stadium on Sunday. See the five things we’re looking forward to ahead of the clash.

Sunday best

Melbourne City will be looking to continue their strong Sunday run, when they take on Sydney FC at Jubilee Stadium on Sunday evening.

City have won their last six matches on a Sunday, going undefeated in their last nine consecutive fixtures played on the day.

Looking to close the gap on the Sky Blues, Head Coach Warren Joyce’s side will be looking to make it seven wins on the trot.

Hit the road, Lach!

City speedster Lachlan Wales has played an important role for Joyce’s side this season, more specifically showcasing his strength to perform on the road.

The 21-year-old has scored two of City’s last three goals away from home, a tally that he’ll be eager to extend against the Sky Blues this Sunday.

Unfamiliar territory

City will take on Sydney FC for the first time in A-League history at Jubilee Oval when the teams go head-to-head this weekend.

The hosts have a strong record at the venue, winning their past four competitive fixtures, although Joyce’s side will be determined to snap their winning streak.

There’s no doubt that Sydney had the better of us in Round 3, but it’s time to turn the tables, as we look to close the gap on third to a slender two points.

Strength in defence

Led by Eugene Galekovic in goal, City’s defensive line has been one of the strongest in the competition throughout the season.

Equal with Perth Glory for the least amount of goals conceded and the most clean sheets recorded, City will be looking to add to their already impressive defensive record when they take on the Sky Blues.

Sydney FC have scored the third most goals in the league this season, highlighting the attacking threat that City will be looking to nullify.

Six-pointer

It’s third versus fourth on Sunday, as we’re set for an intriguing battle as we look to close the gap on Sydney in third.

With next week’s opponents Adelaide United hot on our heels, one point behind in fifth, it’s a must-win clash for the boys in City blue.

Three-points on Sunday will see us close the gap on the top three as we continue our push towards the pointy end of the season.