We're back in action on Friday night as we head to the west of Sydney to take on the Wanderers. See the five things we are looking forward to.
This Friday sees us travel to Sydney Olympic Park as we head to Spotless Stadium for the first time to take on the Wanderers.
The Sydney Showgrounds hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Western Sydney so far, going ahead in two games and being pegged back in the second half by the Central Coast and Newcastle.
The fortress of Parramatta Stadium that saw the Wanderers become so dominant will be out of action this season and this could be the best time to take on Tony Popovic’s men who are lagging behind in the league.
Bruce and the Wanderers
He’s played them once in the Westfield FFA Cup this year but Bruce Kamau will come up for the first time in the A-League this season against the Wanderers after his opener in the 2015/16 Grand Final.
Kamau has made the right wing position his own in 2016/17, playing an important role in City’s creativity up front and notching up three assists however our number eleven is yet to find our first goal for us this season.
Is this the weekend Bruce finds the back of the net for the first time? We think he’s due so keep an eye out for him on Friday night.
Golden Boot Bruno
He leads the golden boot race so far this season and it doesn’t look like Bruno Fornaroli is stopping his goal-scoring ways.
A brace last week against Newcastle bumped his season tally to six goals in six matches as the Uruguayan continued his claim to be the best import the league has ever seen. His ability to be in the right place at the right time is matched, if not supassed by his sublime finishing.
The Wanderers have struggled with their centre back pairings this season and with the proposition of facing Fornaroli and our fellow forward quartet, it could be danger signs for our opposition.
Quarter Final memories
Our last clash with the Wanderers saw us find the back of the net four times as we progressed to the Westfield FFA Cup Semi Final that night.
Goals to Tim Cahill, Bruno Fornaroli, Fernando Brandan and a wonder over-head from Michael Jakobsen secured the result at AAMI Park as City showed early signs of what was to come in the league.
You could almost say that the match at the end of September reflects where both sides are at in the league at this current time. City continuing their rampant attack on goal and the Wanderers leaky in defence, still trying to find their feet in the league. Here’s hoping for a similar result on Friday night!
Time to string wins
If there ever was a time for us to string back-to-back wins in the league, it’s now.
Our Win-loss-win record in recent weeks has been the only flaw to our start to the season and a win against the Wanderers will steady the ship and prove to be an important step towards our three home matches in a week, including the Westfield FFA Cup Final.
Sydney’s barnstorming start to the season doesn’t look like stopping and we’re hoping we can be the ones to take their first scalp this season.