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Macarthur FC vs Wellington Phoenix Tips - Newboys to bounce back with a win

  • Macarthur vs Wellington Phoenix meet in the A-League on Saturday at Campbelltown Stadium
  • This is the first meeting between the two sides
  • Macarthur FC are tipped to win and bounce back against the Phoenix
  • Full match preview and predictions
Macarthur tipped to keep a clean sheet at home.
Macarthur are tipped to win against a struggling Wellington Phoenix (Getty Images).

Macarthur vs Wellington Phoenix Tips


Macarthur have wasted little time showing off their quality, while Wellington’s poor form from last season seems have carried into the new campaign. I’m tipping another Macarthur win and BTTS No.

  • This will be the first-ever meeting between the two sides (A-League).
  • Wellington Phoenix have lost 4 of their last 5 matches (A-League). 
  • Wellington Phoenix have been held goalless in 3 of their last 5 matches (A-League).

Head to Head


This will be the first-ever meeting between Macarthur and the Wellington Phoenix.

Macarthur Form


Macarthur got off to a flyer in their inaugural A-League campaign. The Bulls recorded a 1-0 win in their first match against the Western Sydney Wanderers, with captain Mark Milligan scoring. 

After winning many admirers the Bulls came into their second match against Central Coast as favourites but failed to get a result. 

Macarthur went down 2-0 in their first home against the Mariners, conceding either side of half time. 

Spanish import Markel Susaeta made his first start for the club while his ex-Athletic Bilbao teammate Benat Etxebarria came off the bench.


Macarthur Team News


There are no injury concerns facing Macarthur at the moment. 

After successive appearances from the bench, this could be the week Etxebarria makes his first start for the club alongside Susaeta. 

Wellington Phoenix Form


Wellington come into this match having lost their last three A-League matches. 

The Phoenix ended their 2019/20 season with a 3-0 loss to the Newcastle Jets before bundling out the finals following a 1-0 defeat to Perth Glory.

Wellington met reigning champions Sydney FC in their first match of the new campaign last week. The Phoenix went down 2-1 with striker Mirza Muratovic equalising right on half-time, before Sydney restored their lead midway through the second half.

Wellington are now without a win from their last six A-League matches and have also had a poor run in-front of goals. The Phoenix have been held goalless in three of their last five matches.

Phoenix Team News


Phoenix attacking midfielder Reno Piscopo is expected to miss another week due to a calf injury. While Piscopo has returned to full training, the club has opted to take a cautious approach.

Captain Ulises Davila came off the bench last week but is expected to make his first start of the season against Macarthur.

Macarthur vs Wellington Phoenix Tips

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What is the Macarthur vs Wellington Phoenix best bet?

Wellington have lost four of their last five matches and have not won in their last six. The best bet is for Macarthur to win.

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Verdict

Despite losing last week, Macarthur showed plenty of quality on the pitch. I’m tipping Macarthur to win and to keep a second clean sheet.

Best Bet: Macarthur Win Full Time Result @130.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: BTTS No BTTS @100.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Macarthur 2-0 Win Correct Score @1100.0 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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