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Western United will be the visitors at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday for the A-League clash with hosts Macarthur FC.
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Macarthur FC are hoping to win again after their last result, the 1-2 A-League triumph over Central Coast Mariners.
In that match, Macarthur FC managed 45% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Macarthur FC, the scorers were Valère Germain (57') and Kearyn Baccus (84'). On the other side, Central Coast Mariners had 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Brian Kaltak (91') scored for Central Coast Mariners.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where Macarthur FC haven’t conceded. The reality is that Macarthur FC have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 9 goals along the way.
After a losing effort in their last game against Western Sydney Wanderers in A-League action, Western United will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Western United had 50% possession and 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. For their opponents, Western Sydney Wanderers had 19 shots on goal with 11 on target. Lachlan Brook (6', 13'), Nicolas Milanovic (34', 45') and Marcelo (39') scored for Western Sydney Wanderers.
The stats tell the story, and Western United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 13 goals overall. At the back, Western United have been far from perfect. We will just have to see if that trend will be continued on here.
Coming into this contest, Western United remain undefeated by Macarthur FC in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head meetings going back to 20/03/2021 tells us that Macarthur FC have won 2 of these games and Western United 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
A combined sum of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 9 from Macarthur and 9 coming from The West. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The previous league match between the two was A-League match day 14 on 28/01/2023 when it ended Macarthur FC 2-2 Western United.
That day, Macarthur FC had 42% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The goalscorers were Matt Millar (67') and Jed Drew (81').
Western United had 15 shots at goal with 3 on target. Lachlan Wales (60') and Nicolas Milanovic (89') scored.
The referee was Ben Abraham.
Team News: Macarthur FC
Daniel De Silva (Hamstring injury) and Jake McGing (Groin injury) won’t be able to feature for Macarthur FC manager Mile Sterjorvski.
In our view, Macarthur FC should make use of the 4-2-3-1 system in the match, utilising Filip Kurto, Yianni Nicolaou, Tomislav Uskok, J. Aspropotamitis, Ivan Vujica, Clayton Lewis, Kearyn Baccus, R. Borges Rodrigues, Jake Hollman, Jed Drew and Valere Germain.
Team News: Western United
Thanks to a largely full-strength squad, there’s just the lone fitness worry for the Western United gaffer John Aloisi to be concerned with. James Donachie (unknown injury) misses out for this game.
There’s a good chance that The West might play in a 4-4-2 lineup, starting the game with Thomas Heward-Belle, Joshua Risdon, Tomoki Imai, Kane Vidmar, Benjamin Garuccio, Lachlan Wales, Angus Thurgate, Steven Lustica, Riku Danzaki, Noah Botic and Michael Ruhs.
Looking at these two, we feel that Western United and Macarthur FC should be able to score more than one goal each in what is shaping up to be a fairly even contest.
Let’s see how it plays out, but we expect to see goals and there is to be a real possibility it will end up level. We’re therefore tipping a very even contest with a 2-2 score at the end of this game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Campbelltown Stadium (17,500)
Captain: Ulises Dávila
Chairman: Gino Marra
Manager: Mile Sterjorvski
Competitions: A-League position 5