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23 Mar 2018 by TSZ

A-League In Focus – Melbourne City vs Western Sydney Wanderers Preview

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When? Saturday 24th March, 08:50 (UK)

Where? AAMI Park

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Melbourne City & Western Sydney Wanderers - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=MCITY2418

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Melbourne City W1, Western Sydney Wanderers W2, D2
A-League meetings: Melbourne City W3, Western Sydney Wanderers W10, D4

MELBOURNE CITY

Predicted line-up: Bouzanis; Atkinson, Schenkeveld, Jakobsen, Jamieson; Bozanic, Brattan; Vidosic, Mauk, Arzani; Fornaroli

Unavailable: La Rocca (Out of favour), Tongyik (Out of favour), Cavallo (Injured), Malik (Injured)

Doubtful:

WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS

Predicted line-up: Janjetovic; Clisby, Hamill, Thwaite, Llorente; Cejudo, Bonevacia, Lustica; Ikonomidis, Riera, Bridge

Unavailable: Tyson (Injured), Aspropotamitis (Injured), Risdon (International duty), Carrusca (Injured)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Melbourne City may have bought to an end their three-game losing streak but in doing so they could only manage a draw last time out. Warren Joyce’s men are not quite over the line yet in terms of a top six finish and the hope will be that their season does not run out of legs in the final weeks of the campaign.

Their upcoming opponents Western Sydney Wanderers start this weekend in sixth and they still have some work to do if they are to finish in the top half-dozen. They picked an important albeit expected win over the Wellington Phoenix last time out and will be looking to continue their momentum on Saturday.

The hosts do have the quality on paper, but they cannot seem to turn that into results at present, so don’t be surprised if they have to settle for another draw this time around.

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