WWL preview: Wanderers vs City

The Wanderers will be looking to make a fresh start during New Years Day's double header with Melbourne City at ANZ Stadium.

The home side head into Tuesday hoping their New Years resolutions of the season's opening win are quickly achieved after going down to Brisbane Roar on December 20.

Melbourne City, currently fifth, defeated Canberra 3-0 the week before and look to maintain their form on the road.

It’s been a case of so close yet so far for the Red and Black this season, with Dan Barrett’s team pushing their opponents in every game. A failure to capitalise on goal scoring chances, coupled with lapses in concentration in defence, has meant the Wanderers only have one draw to show so far in their 2018/19 campaign.

However, a new year brings new hope and there will be no better way to turn over a new leaf than defeating the three time Westfield W-League champions in City.

The enterprising Wanderers attack led by Erica Halloway, Kylie Ledbrook, Lo’eau LaBonta, Georgia Yeoman-Dale and newcomer Elizabeth Addo will be looking to finally capitalise on the numerous chances the Red and Black seem to create each week.

City will head to ANZ Stadium led by American Lauren Barnes complimented by Danish star Theresa Nielsen and Matilda Elise Kellond-Knight; boasting the best passing efficiency in the league with 80% accuracy from over 3,000 passes (second highest in the league).

Wanderer’s skipper Servet Uzunlar though will be out to spoil their record, with her tackle success rate of 90% being one of the highest in the league.

As will American, Sydney Morimontez, who has 13 interceptions so far this season alongside Caitlin Cooper with 36 clearances.

The double header promises to be a enthralling start to 2019 for both our Westfield W-League & Hyundai A-League sides.