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

When? Monday 1st January, 08:50 (UK)

Where? ANZ Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport ESPN/BT Sport 3

Are tickets still available?

Western Sydney Wanderers & Melbourne City - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=WAN0218

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: Western Sydney Wanderers W2, Melbourne City W1, D2
A-League meetings: Western Sydney Wanderers W9, Melbourne City W3, D4
All-time meetings: Western Sydney Wanderers W9, Melbourne City W3, D4

WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS

Predicted line-up: Janjetovic; Risdon, Aspropotamitis, Thwaite, Llorente; Cejudo, Bonevacia, Keanu Baccus; Kusukami, Riera, Bridge

Unavailable: Tyson (Injured), Sotirio (Injured), Scott (Out of favour)

Doubtful:

MELBOURNE CITY

Predicted line-up: Bouzanis; Atkinson, Schenkeveld, La Rocca, Jamieson; Jakobsen, Brattan; Malik, Mauk, Fitzgerald; McCormack

Unavailable: Fornaroli (Injured)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Two teams that are suffering at the moment but Melbourne City have far more to be positive about than the Wanderers who are struggling badly. Amid the rumours of dressing room unrest, the Wanderers cannot be favoured and City should bounce back with all three points here.

MEMORABLE MEETING
12 months ago, Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City gave us a game to remember with no fewer than seven goals scored. It would be the home side that would earn the bragging rights though as a hat-trick from Mark Bridge gave the Sydney based side the win, with the final score being 4-3 in the Wanderers' favour.