Five things to look forward to: City v Wellington

Kids go FREE!

What better week to let the kiddies go free than this week! With an early 5.35pm kick-off, we take on the Nix in the sun-lit surrounds of AAMI Park.

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Three from three?

We’ve started with two wins on the trot and Saturday’s match will give us the chance to make it three.

The last time we went three in a row was November 2015 when we scored an incredible 16 goals in four matches, defeating Perth, Central Coast, Newcastle and Victory along the way. It’ll be a little harder this time around with a Wellington side who have proven to be tricky customers this season but Warren Joyce’s men will have a head of steam coming into this one.

We’ve got Kamau

We definitely do and he has been the source of our goals so far this season. Three goals in two games for the winger is a not bad effort considering he only scored one last season and as we saw with his impressive form with Adelaide, confidence is key for Bruce.

With the absence of Bruno Fornaroli and Ross McCormack yet to hit his straps in the number nine position, Kamau’s early season form has him primed for another good couple of weeks.

Wellington Winning

Our record against Wellington at AAMI Park is impressive. We’re unbeaten in our last six fixtures with the Nix and have picked up maximum points in the last four contests in Melbourne.

Our last loss at home to Wellington was way back in 2013 as a sole Steyn Huysegems strike was the difference that day but since then, our record against them at home has been almost flawless.

Safety first

Defence has been a key to our failures in the past but it seems the focus put into that side of the game this pre-season is bearing fruit now.

City have only conceded 7 shots on target so far this season including one goal and the emphasis on locking up the back third was made clear with the selections made by Warren Joyce.

Don’t get us wrong, attacking is still a big part of our ethos however tightening our grip down back will make our lives a whole lot easier going forward.