Macarthur FC and Western United will face each other on Monday at the Campbelltown Stadium for a tenth round match of the 2021/22 A-League season.
Venue: Campbelltown Stadium
Macarthur FC have kept only one clean sheet from their last ten home games.
The hosts have scored seven goals and conceded five in six league games this season.
Western United have scored just seven and considered six times in eight league games this season.
They have lost their last two away league games.
Head to head
Macarthur FC have won each of the last two head-to-head meetings between both teams.
Latest performances in all competitions
Macarthur FC: L-W-W-L-W
Western United: W-L-L-W-W
Macarthur FC will look to get back to winning ways when they welcome Western United to Sydney on Monday night.
The hosts come into this tie on the back of a 3-0 home loss to Sydney FC. An early goal from Patrick Wood in the 11th minute opened the door for Sydney FC before Max Burgess, and Trent Buhagiar sealed the win for the visitors.
The result was Macarthur FC’s first loss of the league season, ending their four game-winning run. The result also means that they currently occupy fifth place on the league table.
However, the Bulls have an advantage over other opponents in the league’s top places, as they have played just six games this season. So their lowly position can be made much better if they pick up maximum points from their outstanding games.
They will come into this fixture looking to take maximum home points and maintain their positive start to the league season.
Possible Macarthur FC starting line-ups
Nicholas Suman; Adrian Mariappa, James Meredith, Tomislav Uskok; Liam Rose, Charles M’Mombwa, Moudi Najjar, Craig Noone; Daniel De Silva, Lachlan Rose, Tommy Oar.
Western United will travel to the Campbelltown Stadium, aiming to end a two-game losing run away from home.
The visitors won their first away game of the season against Melbourne City, defeating the defending champions 1-0 at the AAMI Park. But since then, they have lost the two games they have played away from home, losing 3-1 to Melbourne Victory and 2-1 to Wellington Phoenix in their last road trip.
However, they defeated Melbourne City 1-0 in their last league outing, courtesy of Steven Lustica’s goal in the 71st minute of the game.
With that win, John Aloisi’s men pushed themselves up to second in the league standings, level on points with Melbourne Victory having played eight games.
They can go above Victory if they win this match, as the current league leaders are not in action till later in the week.
Possible Western United starting line-ups
Jamie Young; Ben Garuccio, Leo Lacroix, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Josh Risdon; Steven Lustica, Neil Kilkenny; Connor Pain, Alessandro Diamanti, Lachlan Wales; Aleksandar Prijovic.
Injured: Sebastian Pasquali, Rhys Bozinovski
Macarthur FC 2-1 Western United