Macarthur FC vs Wellington Phoenix Tips, Prediction & Preview

Andrew Hendrie:
Macarthur vs Wellington Phoenix Tips

Can Wellington Phoenix snap a six-game winless run when they take on new boys Macarthur FC in A-League action on Saturday night?

Macarthur FC vs Wellington Phoenix free A-League tips, predictions and preview – the Phoenix have been kept scoreless in three of their last five matches…

Macarthur FC vs Wellington Phoenix Tips

Macarthur FC vs Wellington Phoenix Match Details

?? Competition: A-League
? Date: Saturday January 9
Time: 5.05pm AEDT
? Stadium: Campbelltown Stadium

Macarthur FC vs Wellington Phoenix Head to Head (last five matches)

This will be the first meeting between the teams.

Macarthur FC vs Wellington Phoenix Preview & Prediction

Both Macarthur and Wellington will be hoping for an immediate bounce back from last-start defeats when they square off on Saturday in Campbelltown.

Phoenix were unlucky to go down 2-1 against reigning champions Sydney FC, while Macarthur’s dream start to life in the A-League suffered an abrupt end as they were surprised 2-0 by the Mariners.

Wellington were unlucky to not take at least a point from the Sky Blues last weekend. Sydney scored two absolute rockets from outside the box for their brace of goals, while Phoenix were denied a late equaliser due to offside.

Ufak Talay’s side more than matched the premiers and he will be encouraged by their performances. Marquee recruit Hemed will be better for the run, while playmaker Ulises Davila is set to start after coming off the bench last week.

Macarthur scraped a 1-0 win in their debut A-League match against the Wanderers, but truth be told they were somewhat fortunate to come away with the three points, with Adam Federici making a number of sensational saves.

The Bulls weren’t as lucky in their last outing, failing to get on the scoresheet as they were toppled 2-0 by last season’s wooden spooners Central Coast.

It’s always tough to predict these early-season games, but I liked what I saw last week from Wellington. I think they are solid odds in the double chance market and expect them to come away with at least a point on Saturday.

Macarthur FC vs Wellington Phoenix Stats

  • Wellington are winless in their last six A-League games
  • Phoenix have failed to score in three of their last five games
  • Macarthur’s two games so far this season have seen one team fail to score
  • Both teams to score has hit in eight of Wellington’s last nine A-League games as an underdog

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