The A-League meeting at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday will see home side Sydney FC do battle with opponents Macarthur FC.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Sydney FC v Macarthur FC match are shown here (including the best match odds).
Sydney FC will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 3-2 A-League loss in their previous game against Melbourne City.
For Sydney FC, the goals were scored by Miloš Ninković (72') and Patrick Wood (90'). Jamie Maclaren (8', 53') and Adrián Luna (28') scored for Melbourne City.
Steve Corica's Sydney FC have hit the target 8 times over their last half-dozen outings. At the other end, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games amounts to 7.
Going into this contest, Sydney FC have not been beaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Since a loss in their previous game against Western United in A-League competition, Macarthur FC and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
The only scorer from Macarthur FC was Matt Derbyshire (91'). Guarrotxena (26'), Besart Berisha (45', 66') and Dylan Pierias (54') scored for Western United.
Demonstrating their involvement in fruitful matches, goals have been scored 21 times in the last six games in which Macarthur FC have played, making it a mean average of 3.5 goals per fixture. Opposing teams have got 10 of those goals. That kind of pattern might not be sustained here, however.
Head to head
The last league game featuring the two was A-League match day 6 on 30/01/2021 when the final score was Macarthur FC 0-3 Sydney FC.
The match was refereed by Alex King.
Team News: Sydney FC
Sydney FC manager Steve Corica has no fitness worries at all before this clash thanks to a fully healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Macarthur FC
Due to a completely injury-free squad to pick from, Macarthur FC manager Ante Miličić has no fitness worries at all ahead of this clash.
In our view, Macarthur FC could find themselves up against it to get anything against this Sydney FC lineup who we reckon will score at least once to put them ahead.
We’re therefore anticipating a highly competitive game with a 1-0 advantage for Sydney FC at the end of this game.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Leichhardt Oval (20,000)
Captain: Alex Wilkinson
Chairman: Scott Barlow
Manager: Steve Corica
Competitions: A-League position 5
🔑 Key Man: Kosta Barbarouses
Normally taking up the Left Wing position, Kosta Barbarouses was born in Wellington, New Zealand. After making a first senior appearance for Wellington Phoenix in the 2007 - 2008 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 3 league goals in the A-League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 7 appearances.