Match Preview: Melbourne City vs Western Sydney Wanderers

We’re set for a huge clash against familiar FFA Cup rivals Western Sydney Wanderers this Wednesday night in a fixture which could prove a telling measure of our preparation for the 2019/20 season.

The Wanderers are in ominous form in the Cup this year, knocking out reigning A-League Premiers Perth Glory in the Round of 32 before wiping the floor with Sydney United in the Round of 16 – an impressive 7-1 scoreline at the final whistle.

Our City boys have been convincing enough in the Cup so far, comfortably edging out Campbelltown and Marconi in our previous knockout fixtures, but recently suffered our first pre-season defeat at the hands of Western United.

Here’s three storylines we’re looking forward to ahead of our potentially season-defining knockout clash against the Wanderers:

“Not this mob again”

We’ve drawn a familiar foe in the Cup’s Quarter Finals, with this encounter between City and the Wanderers set to be the third in four years.

The clubs met at this stage of the competition for the first time in 2016. Of course, we went on to win the whole thing that year, so the Wanderers were but a stepping stone as City ran out 4-1 victors.