The race for Europe resumes this weekend in the JD Welsh Premier League as the Citizens take a Sunday afternoon jaunt to the capital to face Cardiff Met at Cyncoed Campus (2:30pm Kick Off).
City are one of three sides separated by a solitary point in the JD WPL table with five fixtures remaining. Direct rivals for second spot Bala Town (49 points) and Connah's Quay Nomads (48 points) meet at Maes Tegid on Friday evening as each fixture becomes hugely significant in the JD WPL run-in.
Manager Kevin Nicholson's side are in contention for an automatic qualifying spot for UEFA European competition via the league and also have a JD Welsh Cup Semi Final to look forward to in a fortnight's time.
Nicholson and his squad are clearly focused on the challenge that faces the Citizens in the remaining fixtures, beginning with Sunday's visit to fifth placed Cardiff Met. After picking up nine points from the opening four Second Phase fixtures, Bangor faltered last time out in a 1-2 reverse at home to Bala Town.
However, the Citizens are expected to be at full-strength for the trip to the capital with Alex Darlington and Brayden Shaw both vying for a return to the starting line-up following recent spells on the sidelines through injury.
Midfielder Danny Gosset, fresh from his midweek appearance with the Wales C selection, is expected to partner Steven Hewitt in the Citizens engine room, and management duo Nicholson and Gary Taylor-Fletcher have an embarrassment of riches to choose from in both defence and attack.
January signing Yves Zama has impressed up front with a haul of five goals in all competitions, with leading scorer Dean Rittenberg and the in-form Luke Wall spearheading the Bangor attack. With both Darlington and Shaw available, along with the always dependable George Harry and player-assistant manager Taylor-Fletcher, attacking options are plentiful.
Defensively, the Citizens have kept four clean sheets from the last six outings, which is bad news for Met who have only scored two goals in their last seven games.
After an impressive first half of the JD WPL season, Christian Edwards’ student side have struggled of late. Met have lost seven of their last nine games in all competitions - their only win (2-0) coming against strugglers Carmarthen Town back on 13 January.
Injuries to key players have played their part in Met's travails with striker Adam Roscrow and centre back Emyr Lewis both absent during a barren patch but now restored to fitness. Last time out, the Archers were denied a win against champions-elect The New Saints by an equaliser deep into added time.
Met winger Eliot Evans is one to watch as he remains in contention in the race for the Golden Boot with a tally of 13 goals thus far.
Meetings between the two sides have been a mixed bag overall with City winning five to Met's three but no drawn matches. Two of Met's three wins have arrived at Cyncoed with City claiming all three points at the same stage last season in a 3-2 victory.
Bangor 3-0 Cardiff Met (03/02/18)
Bangor 2-3 Cardiff Met (14/10/17)
Cardiff Met 3-1 Bangor (19/08/17)