Three storylines to look out for in Round 7 of the A-League

Three storylines to look out for in Round 7 of the A-League


How do Melbourne City fare against the ladder leaders?

Last weekend, Melbourne City fans treated their fans to some free flowing football with a commanding 3-0 victory over the Newcastle Jets.

But they will need to back up that performance in the west if they are to be treated as a genuine title contender this season.

Perth Glory hit a speed hump on their travels to Wellington last time out and will be looking to bounce back in fronts of their own supporters.

City for so long have threatened to be a title challenger and many believed this season was when they could take their next step.

If they were to take maximum points here, quite possibly the conversations surrounding the club could become a whole lot more positive.

The Original Rivalry renews

Matches between Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United always seem to make headlines, whether it be for the right or wrong reasons.

On Saturday night, the two sides are set to renew hostilities at Marvel Stadium with both sides in strong form.

The Victory enter the clash off the back of a four-game win streak, while Adelaide have won their past two matches.

With that in mind, we should expect to see two sides that are in extremely strong form as they look to keep touch with ladder leaders Perth Glory.

Given Victory’s tremendous performance last weekend, they will enter the clash as favourites.

Is this where the Jets begin to fly?

Coach Ernie Merrick has signalled the next four games as a key point in the Jets’ season and rightfully so as they play three of their next four at home.

First last season’s runners up will host Brisbane Roar at McDonald Jones Stadium as they look to find some consistency after a stuttering start to the campaign.

With just one victory to their name, a 2-0 win over the Western Sydney Wanderers, after the opening six rounds the Jets faithful will be hoping their team can find the free flowing football of last campaign.

Recent history suggests the Jets should be full of confidence heading to the clash, having beat the Roar on three straight occasions. Although they have never beat a rival team in four successive matches.

A win would see them move into the top six ahead of the Roar.