The A-League tie at Campbelltown Stadium on Friday sees home side Macarthur FC lock horns with Melbourne Victory.
All Macarthur FC v Melbourne Victory game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Macarthur FC, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-2 A-League triumph versus Melbourne Victory.
In that game, Macarthur FC managed 60% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. For Macarthur FC, goals were scored by Markel Susaeta (31') and James Meredith (69'). On the other side, Melbourne Victory had 21 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Elvis Kamsoba (23') was the scorer for Melbourne Victory.
Macarthur have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets of late, but they’ve also done enough to hit the back of the net themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, Macarthur have seen their goal breached in 5 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those matches.
Leading up to this clash, Macarthur FC:
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Perth Glory in A-League competition, Melbourne Victory and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Melbourne Victory managed 36% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Melbourne Victory was Rudy Gestede (79'). For their opponents, Perth Glory got 23 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Bruno Fornaroli (52') and Christopher Ikonomidis (56') scored for Perth Glory.
Showing their partiality to high-scoring encounters, the back of the net has been hit 25 times in the previous six matches in which Melbourne Victory have taken to the field, making it a mean average of 4.17 goals for each fixture. Their opponents have managed 17 of this grand total. Regardless, it remains to be seen if the trend will be replicated in this next match.
Going into this encounter, Melbourne Victory haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league games.
Head to head
The previous league match featuring these clubs was A-League match day 20 on 06/05/2021 and the score finished Melbourne Victory 1-2 Macarthur FC.
In that match, Melbourne Victory managed 40% possession and 21 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer was Elvis Kamsoba (23').
On the other side, Macarthur FC had 6 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Markel Susaeta (31') and James Meredith (69') scored.
The referee was Chris Beath.
Team News: Macarthur FC
Macarthur FC boss Ante Miličić has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game with a fully healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Melbourne Victory
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, Melbourne Victory boss Steve Kean has no fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
In this match, Melbourne Victory will manage to score a goal against this Macarthur FC team, but it isn’t expected to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re going for both teams to score in a 2-1 win for Macarthur FC after 90 minutes. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Campbelltown Stadium (20,000)
Captain: Mark Milligan
Chairman: Gino Marra
Manager: Ante Miličić
Competitions: A-League position 5
🔑 Key Player: Denis Genreau
Normally taking up the Centre Midfield position, Denis Genreau was born in Paris, France. After making a first senior appearance for Melbourne City in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in this A-League 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 20 appearances.