E-League Round 4 Preview: GOAT's match-up & Top 3 clash
A blockbuster match-up between Marcus Gomes' Melbourne City FC and Mark Brijeski's Sydney FC headlines E-League Round 4, while leaders Melbourne Victory will take on third-placed Brisbane Roar FC.
This week also sees competitors returning from the FUT Champions Cup in Singapore. Will the valuable experience they earned help their teams secure the three points?
Find out everything you need to know about the competitors, the matches to keep an eye on, and how to watch Round 4.
How to watch Round 4
- Live from 8pm AEDT on Thursday.
- Watch the E-League LIVE on FOX Sports 505 or LIVE STREAM the matches on the official E-League Twitch channel.
MATCH-UP ONE: Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar
PS4: Sarge_Fifa vs AussieFIFAHD
The first match-up of the night sees the consistent Sarge_Fifa take on AussieFIFA, who has looked unbeatable so far this season.
Sarge is coming off the back of a strong 4-1 win against Wellington’s oCenk meanwhile AussieFIFA dispatched Perth’s StridentCorn 5-0.
Both players have had conceded few goals, and have shown an ability to keep possession making this match-up an exciting one to watch.
XBOX: Mouad Zwed vs OZiLLA811
Despite scoring 14 goals in the first week, Mo’s defence came under question last week as he fell to Wellington’s JustManUtd. After leading 3-1 in the first leg, Mo conceded two late goals and then lost in the second leg 3-1. Hence, he will be looking to get back to his red-hot goalscoring form.
His opponent, OZiLLA811, is making his E-League debut on Thursday night with the hard task of continuing Brisbane Roar's unbeaten run ahead of him. Will the current XP FIFA PRO AM rankings leader cause the upset of the Round?
MATCH-UP TWO: Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners
PS4: Fweshest vs JesseD1996
Back from his time competing in the FUT Champions Cup in Singapore, Fweshest will be hoping to mark his return with three points.
Despite falling in his last E-League match, there’s no doubt the experience Fweshest has gained whilst he was competing against the world’s best FIFA players will benefit him.
He takes on Central Coast’s JesseD, who returned last week a strong 5-2 win over Sydney FC’s substitute Joshawaa and will be looking to continue that form against another strong opponent.
XBOX: N8 Liz vs KyrenFIFA
Having bounced back last week against Melbourne City’s substitute Storm Noa, claiming the three points, Liz faces a formidable opponent in KyrenFIFA.
Kyren is coming off the back of a strong win against Nfamous_Shadow where he managed to score seven goals, and helped his Mariners side claim the three points over the defending premiers.
However, Kyren can’t underestimate Liz who’s already proven she has the capabilities to cause upsets.
MATCH-UP THREE: Sydney FC vs Melbourne City FC
PS4: FUTWIZ Marko vs Saisanas
Fresh off his Round of 16 performance on the PS4 side at the FUT Champions Cup, Sydney’s FUTWIZ Marko will be looking to use the valuable experience he gained.
His opponent is City’s Saisanas, who currently has the second best defence in the league; conceding only three goals so far, and also managing to score the goal of the season in the previous round.
This match certainly has game of the night written all over it.
XBOX: Nfamous_Shadow8 vs Marcus Gomes
The 3-5-2 formation master, Nfamous_Shadow will have his work cut out for him this week as he takes on Marcus Gomes, who is also returning from Singapore to compete.
Marcus unfortunately exited the FUT Champions Cup in Singapore with a 2-3 record after losing his final match in the swiss format stage.
Despite failing to exit the swiss stage, Marcus will make things very difficult for Nfamous in what could be a one-sided game.
MATCH-UP FOUR: Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers
PS4: oCenk_ vs N8 Jaz
After a 4-1 loss to Melbourne Victory’s Sarge_Fifa, things do not get easier for oCenk as he takes on Western Sydney’s N8 Jaz.
Despite falling 8-2 to Brisbane’s AussieFIFA, Jaz returns from an outstanding FUT Champions Cup in Singapore, where he was eliminated in the quarter finals to the number one ranked FIFA player in the world.
Although his E-League record tells a different story, Jaz will be hoping to rewrite that and pick up his first win of the season.
XBOX: N8 JustManUtd vs N8OhNoAGoat
Along with his teammate, Wanderer’s representative OhNoAGoat also returns from his time at the FUT Champions Cup. Unlike Jaz, his tournament went much differently as he was eliminated early on after facing three of the top ten ranked FIFA players on the Xbox console.
There’s no doubt the valuable experience will come in handy as he faces Wellington’s JustManUtd, who is coming off an impressive win against Victory’s Mouad Zwed.
This certainly will be a close game as both players have shown an ability to score plenty of goals making for an exciting game to watch for the viewers at home.
MATCH-UP FIVE: Adelaide United vs Perth Glory
PS4: RickTran_ vs StridentCorn
After a mammoth four legs of FIFA last week, RickTran has a much less to worry about as he faces off against Perth’s StridentCorn in the two PS4 legs.
Rick fell to Wanderers substitute Tyrone by a score of 10-7 and will be looking to bounce back against StridentCorn, who failed to find the back of the net as he fell 5-0 to Brisbane’s AussieFIFA.
Despite failing to find a win this season, StridentCorn has put together some impressive performances and will be hoping for a change of fortunes this week.
XBOX: vDreamz Shooter vs N8 Highfly
The final game of the night sees Adelaide substitute vDreamz Shooter taking on a high flying N8 Highfly who comes off an impressive 5-1 victory against Brisbane’s AKP0.
vDreamz is filling in for regular player FUTWIZ Jamie who is currently in hospital in Singapore after his lung collapsed whilst at the FUT Champions Cup and we wish him all the best in his recovery and hope to see him back competing again soon.
This match-up however may go the way of the Perth player who has impressed everyone with his performances and will be looking to continue his strong form.