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The A-League meeting at Campbelltown Stadium on Friday sees home side Macarthur FC fighting it out with opponents Western United.
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Macarthur FC will be hoping to bounce back here following the 0-3 A-League loss in their previous game against Sydney FC.
In that game, Macarthur FC managed 43% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Sydney FC had 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Patrick Wood (11'), Max Burgess (28') and Trent Buhagiar (58') scored for Sydney FC.
Ante Miličić's Macarthur FC have found the net a sum total of 7 times in their past 6 outings. The corresponding number of goals that have been scored against them in that time amounts to 5.
Since being beaten in their last game against Melbourne Victory in A-League competition, Western United and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Western United managed 53% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Western United was Aleksandar Prijović (86'). For their opponents, Melbourne Victory had 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Jason Geria (18'), Josh Brillante (19') and Nick D'Agostino (94') scored for Melbourne Victory.
Over the course of 5 of the prior 6 clashes featuring Western United, a relatively low number of goals have been hit between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game in that spell comes to a mere 1.5, with the average goals for The West standing at 0.83.
Head to head
The previous league game between these sides was A-League match day 23 on 31/05/2021 and the score finished Western United 1-2 Macarthur FC.
In that match, Western United managed 39% possession and 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Guarrotxena (63').
For their opponents, Macarthur FC got 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. Susaeta (27') and Milligan (31') scored.
The match was refereed by Adam Kersey.
Team News: Macarthur FC
The Macarthur FC manager Ante Miličić will be grateful to have no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash owing to a completely injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Western United
With a fully injury-free squad ready to go, the Western United boss John Aloisi doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash.
In this match, Western United will likely create enough chances to put a goal past this Macarthur FC team, however that might not be as many as they will have scored against them.
We reckon that it will be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for Macarthur FC after 90 minutes. There looks to be little in this 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: Ulises Dávila
Chairman: Gino Marra
Manager: Ante Miličić
Competitions: A-League position 2
⭐ Key Man: Lachlan Rose
Regularly playing in the Right Wing position, Lachlan Rose was born in Australia. Having played his first senior match for Macarthur FC in the 2020 - 2021 season, the talented Forward has struck 2 league goals in the A-League Men 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 6 appearances.