Match Preview: City v Wanderers

Melbourne City host an in-form Western Sydney Wanderers side who have not suffered defeat in four A-League Women matches on Saturday at Casey Fields.

Melbourne City sit in second place on 19 points, two points behind first-placed Western United through nine matches. Melbourne City played out a 1-1 draw in their last A-League Women match at home against Melbourne Victory.

Western Sydney Wanderers played out a 0-0 draw against Melbourne Victory at Wanderers Football Park in their last A-League Women match to extend their unbeaten streak to four (W2 D2 L0), putting them in ninth place on eight points.

The previous A-League Women fixture between the teams saw Wanderers come out on top 2-0 at Wanderers Football Park on January 08. Sheridan Gallagher opened the scoring for Western Sydney Wanderers FC Women in the 40th minute. Olivia Price also was on target.

Emina Ekic and Rhianna Pollicina have caught the eye for Melbourne City this season. The pair are the team’s joint top scorers with four goals. Ekic and Pollicina also share the same number of match-opening goals with one each.

Amy Harrison and Gallagher are Western Sydney Wanderers’ leading scorers, each netting twice.

In their last six league matches, Melbourne City have won three, drawn one and lost two. Wanderers, meanwhile, have won two, drawn two and lost two in their last six.