On Sunday, December 11, Macarthur FC will host Melbourne Victory at Campbelltown Stadium for a matchday seven match in the Australian A-League. Since their 3-2 victory over the Central Coast Mariners in November, the hosts have not played. After the Mariners, who were down to ten players, had fought back from a two-goal deficit, Jed Drew scored the game-winning goal in extra time.
In contrast, Melbourne’s final league game was a harrowing 3-0 defeat at Adelaide United in November. In the second half, Craig Goodwin scored with an assist, and Hiroshi Ibusuki scored in the 37th minute to get the game started.
After collecting seven points from six games, they fell to eighth in the standings as a result of the defeat. In contrast, Macarthur is in fourth place with eight points.
The two teams are only separated by one point in the standings, so each will try their hardest to win. Although it is still early in the season, the competition for playoff spots could be fierce. Due to Macarthur’s recent high-scoring games, the two teams may have to share the spoils in a goal-fest.
Prediction: Macarthur FC 2-2 Melbourne Victory
The two teams will meet for the fifth time, with each team winning twice. Their latest gathering in April saw Melbourne guarantee a 4-1 away win. In Macarthur’s last four league games, both teams scored, with at least four goals scored in three of those games. At least one team has failed to score in each of Melbourne’s last five league games.
There have been at least three goals scored in each of the last four head-to-head matches. This season, Melbourne has only won one of their five competition-related away games. In their three competition-related home games this season, Macarthur has scored at least two goals.
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