NS A tournament back to the fold with a bunch of exciting matches this weekend like Macarthur FC lock horn with Wellington Phoenix on Sunday. Both teams flattered last season and will need to flourish this year.
Macarthur FC finished sixth in the A-League last season and suffered a slight drop after a strong start to their campaign. The Bulls have taken the punch beyond their weights this year and will be intent on putting up a title bid this season.
Wellington Phoenix, on the other hand, finished in seventh place and was inconsistent in the better part of the season. The New Zealand-based outfit have been impressive towards the end of its campaign and will need to be at their best this match.
Macarthur FC vs Wellington Phoenix Head to Head record
Macarthur FC and Wellington Phoenix are equal in official head-to-head record and have won one of the three matches played between the two sides.
The previous meeting between the two A-League teams took place in June of this year and ended with a bold 3-0 victory for Wellington Phoenix. Macarthur FC has been underwhelming for the day and has a point to prove this weekend.
Macarthur FC vs Wellington Phoenix Team News
Adam Federici announced his retirement last month and will not be joining Macarthur FC’s campaign. However, Tomi Juric seems to have questioned his fitness and should be available to choose from.
Injured: Not available
Suspect: Not available
Prohibit: Not available
Sam Sutton and Louis Fenton are currently injured and have been ruled out for this match. Gary Hooper has progressed with his recovery but is unlikely to be at risk against Macarthur FC this weekend.
Injured: Sam Sutton, Louis Fenton
Suspect: Gary Hooper
Prohibit: Not available
Macarthur FC vs Wellington Phoenix predict XI
Macarthur predicts XI (4-1-4-1): Nicholas Suman; James Meredith, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Tomislav Uskok, Moudi Najjar; Charles M’Mombwa; Jordon Mutch, Ulises Davila, Craig Noone, Daniel De Silva; Tomi Juric
Wellington Phoenix predicts XI (4-4-2): Oliver sails; James McGarry, Joshua Laws, Tim Payne, Callan Elliot; Alex Rufer, Clayton Lewis, Reno Piscopo, David Ball; Jaushua Sotirio, Ben Waine
Macarthur FC vs Wellington Phoenix Prediction
Wellington Phoenix have lost several players in the transfer window this season and their jobs have been cut this season. The away team are top quality but will need to give their best this weekend.
On the other hand, Macarthur FC have made some important additions to their squad and are doing well to enter their campaign. The Bulls were the better team on paper and kept the upper hand on Sunday.
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Guess: Macarthur FC 3-1 Wellington Phoenix
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