Match Preview: Wanderers v Macarthur

Macarthur’s defensive frailties face their latest test on Saturday when they travel to face Western Sydney Wanderers for an A-League Men clash at CommBank Stadium.

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Western Sydney Wanderers sit in fourth place on 25 points through 17 matches. Wanderers earned a point in their last A-League Men match, drawing 4-4 at Coopers Stadium against Adelaide United.

Macarthur slumped 1-0 against Newcastle Jets at Campbelltown Stadium in their last A-League Men match, putting them in eighth place on 21 points.

The previous A-League Men fixture between the sides saw Wanderers triumph 4-0 at CommBank Stadium in January. Yeni N’Gbakoto struck first for the Wanderers in the 16th minute. Oliver Bozanic, Brandon Borrello, and Ramy Najjarine also found the net.

In 2022/2023, Wanderers have been led by Borrello. The striker is the side’s leading scorer with six goals.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 15: Brandon Borello of the Wanderers celebrates scoring a goal during the round 12 A-League Men’s match between Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City at CommBank Stadium, on January 15, 2023, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Visitors Macarthur have been led by Matthew Millar, Ulises Dávila, and Bachana Arabuli, who have scored four, three, and three times, respectively.

At CommBank Stadium this season, Wanderers have four wins, two draws, and two losses in eight A-League Men contests. In league matches on the road this season, Macarthur have earned eight points from 24 available (W2 D2 L4). Macarthur currently find themselves on a three-match away losing streak. The last time they didn’t lose away was December 2022 against Sydney.

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

Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Macarthur FC
Saturday 25 February, 7:45pm
CommBank Stadium