Western United will be looking for their second win of the season when they play host to second placed Macarthur in Ballarat on Saturday evening.
Western United vs Macarthur free A-League tips, predictions and preview – Matt Derbyshire scored his first hat-trick in the A-League against Adelaide last time out.
Western United vs Macarthur Tips
Western United vs Macarthur Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: A-League
🗓 Date: Saturday February 20
⏰ Time: 5:05pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Mars Stadium
Head to Head (last five matches)
These sides have never met before.
Western United vs Macarthur Preview and Prediction
Western United blew two leads in the match against the Mariners which saw them loose in an epic 2-3 contest.
Mark Rudan will be bitterly disappointed with his side’s efforts in the second half, conceding two cheap goals which saw them loose a grasp of the three points.
Western United typically like to use overlapping runs progressing through the flanks to than cut back towards the corridor. It does leave them vulnerable to the counterattack due to the attacking full-backs.
Which is why they are involved in high-scoring affairs and is also what you can expect on Saturday evening.
These two newcomers have never met each other before
Meanwhile, Macarthur defeated Adelaide United by four goals in a dominant performance.
That win meant it was Macarthur’s second win on the trot, with an aggregate score of 6-0, which has seen them move to second on the table behind the Mariners.
In their demolition job against United, they liked to target the right-hand flank, courtesy of the space they created. They will most likely target that side again, isolating Connor Pain.
Matt Derbyshire was man of the match against United, booting a 23-minute hat-trick.
Although the Bulls head into this match rich in form, I believe Western United could steal a point if not all three in Ballarat.
Western United vs Macarthur Stats
- Macarthur have won three of their last five matches
- Macarthur have played three more games than Western United this season
- These teams have never played each other before
- Matt Derbyshire scored his first hat-trick in the A-League against Adelaide last time out
- Western United have won one of their last five matches