Match Preview: Wanderers v Macarthur

The Red & Black return home after a month on the road when they welcome local rivals Macarthur FC to CommBank Stadium on New Year’s Day.

You can get your tickets to the match here.

The Wanderers are winless in three consecutive A-League Men games going into their CommBank Stadium match against Macarthur on Sunday.

Hosts Western Sydney Wanderers sit in second place on 15 points after nine matches. Wanderers played out a 1-1 draw in their last A-League Men match at Kayo Stadium against Brisbane Roar, extending their winless streak to three (W0 D2 L1).

Macarthur’s last league match saw them triumph 3-0 over Sydney at Allianz Stadium.

The last A-League Men meeting between the teams, a 2021/2022 match at , ended in a 1-1 draw. Jarrod Carluccio scored the Wanderers’ lone goal in the 10th minute. Tomi Juric scored the lone goal for Macarthur in the 55th minute from the spot.

Macarthur have got the better of Wanderers of late, unbeaten in their last five A-League Men matches (W3 D2 L0). Wanderers are looking for their first league win in games between the two teams since December 2020. Macarthur have outscored the Wanderers 9-4 during their unbeaten streak.

In the final third, Sulejman Krpic has been a key player for Wanderers this season. The striker is the side’s top scorer with two goals.

Visitors Macarthur have been led by Bachana Arabuli, who has scored on three occasions, including two match-opening goals. He is tied for fifth among the league’s top scorers in 2022/2023.

At CommBank Stadium this season, Wanderers have two wins, one draw, and one loss in four A-League Men contests. In league matches away from this season, Macarthur have two wins, two draws, and one loss.

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

THE FORM GUIDE (League form this season):
Western Sydney Wanderers FC: DLDWLW
Macarthur FC: WWLWLL

Western Sydney Wanderers FC: 0
Draw: 2
Macarthur FC: 3

Date: May 8, 2022
Competition: A-League Men
Score: 1:1

Western Sydney Wanderers FC: Sulejman Krpic (2), Oliver Bozanic (1), Yeni N’Gbakoto (1)
Macarthur FC: Bachana Arabuli (3), Lachlan Rose (2), Matthew Millar (2)

UP NEXT (League only):
Western Sydney Wanderers FC: Perth Glory v Wanderers
Macarthur FC: Macarthur v Newcastle Jets