It's a fixture that could set the tone for the next period of our season. See the five things we are looking forward to ahead of Tuesday's clash with Perth Glory.
A fixture know for goals
Expect goals galore between the sides on Tuesday with the past five matches between City and Perth producing an incredible amount of goals.
In only the past five matches, 22 goals have been scored, averaging a crazy 4.4 goals a game and we don’t think this trend will end on Tuesday night. With firepower in both camps, expect fireworks as City will look to bounce back against a Perth side who have struggled in recent weeks.
Last week’s Melbourne Derby loss was our first loss in six matches in the league and cup and our first Derby loss in five after a productive period for the Club.
Tuesday night’s contest will be a real test of character as John van’t Schip’s side will look to not only bounce back with three points but set up an important month that the squad would have bookmarked as a period where they would expect to pick up maximum points.
The rise of Ruon Tongyik has been rapid and it looks like the young defender will have the chance to prove himself once again on Tuesday against another titan of the league.
Defender Michael Jakobsen has been ruled out for the clash with the Glory and the 19-year-old will be the likely candidate to take his position once again after his impressive Melbourne Derby performance.
He’ll have a lot to deal with against Andy Keogh but the young defender proved last week that he’s up to the task and we can’t wait to see what he had in store against Perth.
It was only ten games ago that Perth came to AAMI Park with a set game plan and executed it to a tee, picking up a 3-2 win earlier in the season.
Their ability to hit with speed on transition hurt us last time but we are sure we have learned the lessons from that match. With Perth in a bit of a form slump and City well aware of the type of tactics the West Australians will bring to the match, we’re confident we have the tools to make sure the result from Round 3 won’t happen again.
Final double header
It’s our final double header of the season and we can’t wait for the 180 minutes of football that will be on offer at AAMI Park.
It took over a season for our W-League side to pick up their first loss and with back to back losses in the league, they are looking to return to the familiar winners list against the Glory.
Enjoy the Summer of Football on Tuesday with two games for the price of one and don’t forget kids go free with every adult ticket and adult membership. Claim your free junior ticket at the ticket window when you present your membership or purchase your adult ticket.