Mile Sterjorvski will have some work to do building up his players after their 4-1 away thrashing at the hands of Central Coast Mariners. Their share of possession in that meeting was 51%, while racking up 15 shots along the way, 4 of which were on target, in contrast to Central Coast Mariners, who had 17 shots on goal with 11 on target.
Having lost 18 goals in their past 6 matches, Sterjorvski will surely be casting a critical eye over his defensive line, even though his team managed to pick up some points along the way due to the 7 goals they scored. They have shown that they have a consistent appetite for goals at home of late, having clocked up goals in 5 of their last 6 matches at Campbelltown Stadium. It's clear that with only 1 clean sheet from the last 6 matches at home, Sterjorvski will have some concerns regarding his squad's defensive abilities of late.
Losing 4 of their last 6 matches will concern them, but they have picked up some important points by winning the other 2 of these games.
Moudi Najjar will be keen to add his name to the scoresheet and build on his current scoring record of 3 goals in the last 6 league games for Macarthur FC.
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Melbourne City have set themselves up nicely for this match by securing a 2-1 home win against Brisbane Roar in their previous league match. In that game they recorded 70 % of the possession, with 9 attempts on goal, 3 on target. Their opponents found the target on 2 of their 4 shots on goal.
Manager Rado Vidošić will be delighted with his team's performances in front of goal, with them having scored 19 goals in their last 6 games, but will have concerns about his defence with 13 goals conceded in the same period. They will need to tighten up at the back, having failed to keep a clean sheet in all but 1 of their last 6 away games. Few teams have managed to keep City away from their goal, having scored in all but 1 of their games this season.
They have had a good run of form recently, winning 4 out of their last 6 games.
On an individual basis, Mathew Leckie will be looking to cause Macarthur FC some problems having scored 4 goals in Melbourne City's last 6 away games in the league.
Macarthur FC vs Melbourne City Head to head
The last time these two teams met Melbourne City enforced their superiority over Macarthur FC with a comfortable 6-1 win.
Goals should be on the cards for City in this one, given they have found the net, with at least 1 goal, against Macarthur in their last 5 meetings together. In their recent meetings The Bulls have struggled to keep Melb City at bay, having conceded 14 goals in their last 5 games.
Macarthur have lost the last 3 times they've faced Melb City in the league and have failed to win in their last 5 encounters.
Jamie Maclaren is on a hot scoring streak against Macarthur, having scored in each of Melb City's last 1 meetings with them.
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