Saturday, 04 February, 2023. 09:00 am
On Saturday, Macarthur will be looking to break their winless streak of three matches when they take on Melbourne City at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. However, they will have to overcome a formidable opponent in order to accomplish this objective.
The team that is currently leading the A-League table has only been defeated once so far this campaign, but they have failed to triumph in any of their most recent three matches. Expert betting tips and odds are provided below.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Melbourne City FC (WWDDD)
Though they have been dominant this season, Melbourne City will face some pressure in front of their home supporters this weekend to break their tie streak and get back to winning.
The caretaker manager Rado Vidosic was present for his team's battle against Adelaide United last weekend, which resulted in a six-goal classic. However, the first half was one to forget for the team, as they gave up three goals in the span of 42 minutes.
In light of the fact that Jamie Maclaren's penalty kick in the 92nd minute was the source of Melbourne City's equalizer, the visitors will likely consider themselves fortunate to have walked away with a point from the match.
However, thanks to the point, they were able to maintain a five-point lead over their closest competitors; however, despite the fact that this is a healthy distance, the Hearts are still striving to increase their advantage.
Due to the fact that they have turned their stadium into a veritable fortress, Melbourne City have yet to suffer a defeat when playing on their own turf this season. This could provide them with the ideal springboard to get their season back on track.
Macarthur FC (LWLLD)
Even though the visitors have gone three games without a victory themselves, they will not come into this game without any belief in their ability to win.
Macarthur is currently in sixth place in the table and has demonstrated that they are capable of posing a challenge to any team that they play. This will be the case once again this weekend when they take on another opponent.
Macarthur was on the losing end of a late equalizer as Western United salvaged a point thanks to a goal from Nicolas Milanovic in the 89th minute, while Melbourne City was celebrating a late equalizer.
In light of the fact that Kearyn Baccus had been sent off early in the second half, which meant that Mile Sterjovski's team had to battle through the majority of it with only 10 men, the situation was an even more difficult pill to swallow than it would have been otherwise.
Despite the team's frustrations, the performance and result were encouraging after a string of losses, and it is on this foundation that they can now build going into this match.
Expert Betting Tips
In their last five meetings against Macarthur, Melbourne has emerged victorious four times and tied once.
In their most recent encounter, which took place in March 2022, Melbourne won 1-0 while traveling.
The Melbourne football team has not suffered a loss in their last six matches, with each of their most recent three games producing a draw.
Over the course of the last five games played by Macarthur, at least three goals have been scored in four of those games.
Five of Melbourne's last six games at home have resulted in at least two goals being scored by the home team.
The home team's defensive performance is the best in the league, as they have only given up 11 goals through 13 matches.
In their last six games played away from home, Macarthur has kept a clean sheet in only one of those contests.