PS4 NPL Capital Football Round 13 Preview

Belconnen United will look to close the gap to Canberra Olympic on Saturday night, while Woden-Weston and Tuggeranong United hunt the top four.

Riverina Rhinos v Tuggeranong United - Yellow Tail Park - 3pm Saturday

Griffith will play host to PS4 NPL action again this weekend, as the Rhinos welcome Tuggeranong United a week after going down 4-2 at home to Canberra Olympic. The Rhinos showed some good fight in the second half of that match but were unable to prevent the loss, and this week face a Tuggeranong side that has improved since the two played out a thrilling 3-3 draw earlier this season. Their win the following week in Round Five is still their only victory of the season, and the hosts will be looking to knock off their travelling opponents and pull further away from the foot of the table.


Woden-Weston v Canberra FC - Woden Park - 3pm Saturday

One of the competition’s current form teams, Woden-Weston will look to add their fifth win in six matches when they host the faltering Canberra FC at Woden Park. The Wanderers last match was a convincing 3-0 victory in Griffith, following their surprise win over Gungahlin the weekend before. Finally in control of a full and fit squad, Tony Olivera’s side have officially begun their run home and have started it well. With Canberra FC on the back foot after a home loss to Belconnen last round the Wanderers have a great chance to claim another big scalp here. A win here would pull them within five points of this weekend’s opponents, and help their growing chances of nabbing a spot in the Top Four come seasons end. 


Belconnen United v Canberra Olympic – Live on BarTV Sports from McKellar Park - 5:45pm Saturday

Belconnen United will look to avenge their 4-3 loss to Canberra Olympic in Round Four when they host the ladder leaders at McKellar Park on Saturday night. That thriller saw all seven goals come in the final half an hour, and goalkeeper Finn Jurak finish the game with a dislocated finger following a challenge from Stephen Domenici. United come into this match following their 2-1 win over Canberra FC in Round 12, and a win here would pull them within just six points of Olympic as we hit the business end of the season. With these two sides possessing the equal-best attacks in the league, and United having conceded only one goal more, this is a match that will likely be decided at the back.


Gungahlin United v Monaro Panthers

Gungahlin United have the chance to put their top four chase back on track on Sunday when they host the Monaro Panthers on Sunday afternoon. United have slipped after great form had them right in the mix earlier in the season and are at only just ahead of the chasing pack heading into this weekend. A 3-1 loss to Tuggeranong last round kept them rooted in fifth spot, one ahead of Tigers and three ahead of Tuggies. Another loss here would be detrimental to their finals hopes, however Marcial Munoz’s side will back themselves against still winless Monaro. While United have scored the least out of any side in the top six, they will face a Panthers backline that has allowed 45 goals so far this season.


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