Foot Predictions shows the Australian A-League clash on Friday between Macarthur and Adelaide United, including predictions, preview and possible lineups.
Two teams in different ways face each other on Friday morning, Macarthur entertain Adelaide United in the Australian A-League.
The hosts have lost only one of the last five matches, while Carl VeartThe men ‘s have won just three points out of a possible 12 in the past few weeks.
Macarthur are the new players in the division and had a decent start in the Australian first division.
Head coach Ante Milicic recruited well over the summer, bringing several big names to Campbelltown Stadium, including former Athletic Bilbao midfielders Markel Susaeta and Benat Etxebarria.
The Bulls are currently in fourth place in the A-League standings, after adding 11 points in their first seven games, and will try to consolidate their playoff spot on Friday.
A 2-0 win over Brisbane Roar last time, courtesy of goals from Denis Genreau and former striker for Blackburn Rovers and Nottingham Forest Matt Derbyshire, maintained Milicic’s good male form.
Another three points against Adelaide would be a serious sign of Macarthur’s intentions this season and solidify his six aspirations in the top six.
The Reds suffered a 2-1 defeat at the Perth Glory on Friday, meaning they have succumbed to two consecutive defeats.
Veart oversaw a major overhaul of the main team outside the season. Seven new arrivals made up for 11 matches when the former interim manager left his mark at Coopers Stadium.
It was always likely that summer hires would need time to get back on their feet, and that seems to be the case.
Adelaide have been fighting in the back this season, having conceded 10 goals in six league games, meaning they have one of the division’s worst defensive records.
If Veart wants to improve his luck, he will have to solve the problems at the rear, sooner or later.
Macarthur Australian A-League form: LDWLDW
Adelaide United Australian A-League form: DWLWLL
Center forward Milislav Popovic it is Milicic’s only injury, which is unlikely to make many changes to the team that defeated Brisbane Roar last time.
However, several stars have started on the bench against Roar, but the impact that players like Derbyshire, Susaeta and Etxebarria have made as substitutes should be worth a recall to the starting XI.
Adelaide United right winger Ryan Strain suffered a groin injury and is not available for the trip to Campbelltown Stadium.
He is accompanied on the treatment table by Ryan Kitto after the central midfielder suffered a knee injury.
Possible initial Macarthur lineup:
Federici; Meredith, Milligan, Jovanovic, Franjic; Etxebarria, Genreau; Najjar, Puyo, Susaeta; Derbyshire
Possible initial lineup for Adelaide United:
Delianov; Abetew, Elsey, Jakobsen, Smith; Mauk, Caletti, A’Arrigo; Halloran, Juric, Dukuly
Probability: Macarthur 2-1 Adelaide United
Macarthur carries the momentum in this confrontation and, as a result, we imagine that they leave with the three points. The home team must have a lot of offensive quality for the opponent, who has been fighting not to concede goals this season, and continue their rise in the table.