The Wanderers finally got a win at home, and what a win it was.
They’ve threatened all season but so often fallen short due to a combination of defensive errors, poor finishing or refereeing errors.
This result will give them a lot of confidence as it pretty much secures their spot in the top six.
They’re now five points clear of Phoenix with four matches remaining and will be looking to take their good form into another home match against City.
Melbourne City consolidated third spot with an emphatic 4-0 win over Jets and it was Tim Cahill who kicked things off with a trademark header.
The Socceroos legend will be missing this weekend as he’ll be with Ange and the boys in Tehran for Thursday’s upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Iraq.
But with the team coming off a convincing victory, they’ll be confident they can get the job done without him.
KEY BATTLE: Brendon Santalab v Bruno Fornaroli
Santa again showed his value with two goals against Phoenix to bring his season tally to 11.
Fornaroli also scored two last week and moved up to 17 goals, just one behind leading scorer Besart Berisha.
In the two games played so far, City won at home 1-0 while the other match ended 1-1. Both are coming off big wins but the Wanderers will even the score with a home win.
Western Sydney at $2.55
Draw at $3.75
Melbourne City at $2.62
Tip: Western Sydney Wanderers at $2.45
Value Bet: First Goalscorer: N Colazo at $11.00
Correct Score: Melbourne City at 2-1 $9.00