Match preview: Western Sydney Wanderers v Melbourne City
It’s do-or-die for Western Sydney Wanderers as they host Melbourne City at an ANZ Stadium double-header on New Year’s Day.
The match will be broadcast on both FOX SPORTS 505 and SBS VICELAND, so there are no excuses for not catching this fiery encounter!
Dan Barrett’s side are yet to register a win in the Westfield W-League 2018/19 Season and welcome a Melbourne City side desperate to make finals football and defend their three consecutive Championships.
Western Sydney come off the back of a 3-1 away defeat to Brisbane Roar in a match where the scoreline may mislead just how tight the game was.
The Wanderers were in it for most of the game, and even restored parity via Georgia Yeoman-Dale, but were outdone and left exposed when chasing for the winner.
Melbourne City enter the contest full of confidence after a 3-0 win against Canberra United that was highlighted by a Rhali Dobson double.
That followed their 3-1 win over Newcastle Jets in Round 6 where City blew the hosts off the park and showed some of their best football.
Rado Vidosic’s side boast the likes of Kyah Simon, Tameka Butt, Elise Kellond-Knight and Lydia Williams, who are beginning to all clock consistent minutes together and build on their Westfield Matildas chemistry.
Both sides need to win, though City may be that extra bit hungrier as a 2019 Finals spot is within touching distance if they can string a few more wins together.
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How to watch
Tune in to FOX SPORTS 505 to catch this clash, with kick-off at 5:20pm AEDT. Alternatively, you can watch the match live and free-to-air on SBS VICELAND. You can also stream the match live on the MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers. For viewers outside Australia and New Zealand without a broadcasting rights holder, you can watch games on the My Football Youtube channel.
CLICK HERE to book your seat at ANZ Stadium’s double-header!