Match Preview: Wanderers v City

Western Sydney Wanderers are desperate to halt a run of six straight winless A-League Women matches as they host Melbourne City at on Sunday.

Melbourne City’s last league match saw them triumph 1-0 over Perth Glory at home, leaving the visitors atop the table on 15 points, level on points with Sydney through six matches.

Western Sydney Wanderers are in 10th place with one point after six matches. Wanderers played out a 1-1 draw in their last A-League Women match at Sky Stadium against Wellington Phoenix, extending their winless season start to six (W0 D1 L5).

The previous A-League Women fixture between the sides saw Melbourne City triumph 2-0 at Marconi Stadium last season. Rhianna Pollicina struck first for Melbourne City FC Women in the 21st minute. Hannah Wilkinson also was on the scoresheet.

Looking at players who have made a difference in 2022/2023, Melbourne City’s leading attacking threats have been Emina Ekic and Pollicina, who have each scored four times. They are tied for third in the league’s scoring charts in 2022/2023.

Wanderers have been indebted to Sheridan Gallagher, Melissa Caceres, and Amy Harrison. They are the team’s joint top scorers with one goal.

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

THE FORM GUIDE (League form this season):
Western Sydney Wanderers FC: DLLLLL
Melbourne City FC: WWLWWW

Western Sydney Wanderers FC: 3
Draw: 0
Melbourne City FC: 7

Date: March 6, 2022
Competition: A-League Women
Score: 2:0

Western Sydney Wanderers FC: Sheridan Gallagher (1), Melissa Caceres (1), Amy Harrison (1)
Melbourne City FC: Emina Ekic (4), Rhianna Pollicina (4), Maria Jose Rojas (3)

UP NEXT (League only):
Western Sydney Wanderers FC: Wanderers v Western United
Melbourne City FC: Adelaide United v Melbourne City