Match Preview: Macarthur v Wanderers

Macarthur host Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday for an A-League Men clash at Campbelltown Stadium.

Western Sydney Wanderers suffered a 3-2 defeat against Adelaide United at CommBank Stadium in their last A-League Men match, putting them in fourth place on 34 points through 22 matches. They are eight points behind first-placed Melbourne City.

Macarthur are in 10th place on 25 points through 22 matches. Macarthur were defeated 2-1 in their last A-League Men match at Macedonia Park against Perth Glory, extending their winless streak to three (W0 D1 L2).

When the two sides last met in A-League Men action, Wanderers came out on top 4-0 at CommBank Stadium in February. Brandon Borrello opened the scoring for the Wanderers in the third minute. Romain Amalfitano, Morgan Schneiderlin, and Calem Nieuwenhof also found the net.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 25: Brandon Borrello of the Wanderers shoots towards goal during the round 18 A-League Men’s match between Western Sydney Wanderers and Macarthur FC at CommBank Stadium, on February 25, 2023, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

Wanderers have got the better of Macarthur of late, unbeaten in their last three A-League Men matches (W2 D1 L0). Macarthur are looking for their first league win in fixtures between the two sides since March 2022. The Wanderers have outscored Macarthur 9-1 during their unbeaten streak.

For 2022/2023, Western Sydney Wanderers’ talisman in front of goal has been Borrello, who has netted on eight occasions, including three match-opening goals. He ranks fifth in the league’s scoring charts in 2022/2023.

Macarthur have been indebted to Matthew Millar, Bachana Arabuli, and Lachlan Rose. Millar is the team’s leading scorer with five goals, followed by Arabuli with four and Rose with three.

Hosts Macarthur have five wins, two draws, and four losses this season in 11 A-League Men contests at home. Wanderers have three wins, five draws, and three losses on their travels this season in league matches.

In their last six league matches, Macarthur have won one, drawn one and lost four. Wanderers, meanwhile, have won three, drawn one and lost two in their last six.