Finals-like match puts pressure on Gold Coast – Melbourne’s Thompson
The reigning champions know what finals are all about and will go into the Skilled Park clash full of confidence as a lot of the pressure has now fallen on their opponents.
Both Melbourne and Gold Coast are chasing a top-two finish and with the Victory sitting pretty on top of the table, Thompson says the two-time A-League champions hold a slight advantage.
''If we get a good result it puts pressure on the two that are chasing and hopefully cements a top-two position which is what we want coming into the finals,'' he said.
''There's probably more pressure on [Gold Coast] than us, because we're top of the table and they're three points behind us, and we can potentially go six points [clear]. The pressure's on them.''
Melbourne take on Gold Coast in Robina tomorrow night – kick-off is at 7:30pm local time (8:30pm AEDT).