Very good, first forecast of this month of December and we go with the over between Melbourne City and Perth Glory.
EL City is a new team compared to last year and much of that change has to do with coach Erick Mombaerts, who has distanced himself quite a bit from the defensive and defensive game of Warren Joyce. He has also renewed the attack with Maclaren that was already last year but that this is giving an incredible performance with nine goals in four games, Craig Noon and Cabrera contributing from the bands, two very long laterals that are one more in attack and Berenguer on the bench that was one of the best last year.
This year after seven games are seconds with 16 points, 16 goals in favor and 11 against, something impossible to see last year, which was tied with the team that makes the most goals (Sydney). At home he counts the games by victories: 2-1 against Adelaide, 3-2 against Wellington and 3-1 against Central Coast Mariners. And another fact, of the seven games in six there have been three goals or more, only the first against Victory in the Melbourne Derby that finished 0-0.
Perth is being quite the opposite, same coach, same game philosophy but the results do not arrive, they are last with six points, seven goals in favor and 10 against. It is true that the loss of Keogh is very noticeable and Fornaroli is not giving the benefits expected of him, for now. Another casualty that they have not been able to replace is that of the left-back Davidson, who was vital in the attack of those of Popovic. When Castro focused attention on the inside, the band was left alone for his arrival, ball by band and relieved the team. This year has passed Meredith when it has been a line of caution and when they have played with three centrals and two lanes the person in charge of occupying that position was Kim.
In defense they are not the team of last year, they have conceded a goal in all the matches and so it is very difficult, and if it tells you to do goal, even more. Of course, when they go back on the scoreboard they accumulate a lot of people upstairs and generate many corners, in case you are reading this and it does not seem like a good idea to over, you can also try the corners.
Against Central Coast Mariners was losing and ended up taking 15 corners, against the Jets was a draw and took 9 for a total of 15 between both teams, and the last game against Victory took 11 corners plus 7 Victory.
I think it will be a pretty close match with phases of much ball dominance of Perth and City hoping to date the fast players it has up. The fragility in defense of those of Popovic hope to be able to take advantage of it and to score goals.