Matchweek 3 preview: Macarthur FC v Wellington Phoenix

Macarthur FC and Wellington Phoenix meet for the first time on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to bounce back after losses in Matchweek 2.

Ante Milicic's A-League newcomers impressed in their opening game of the 2020/21 campaign by defeating Western Sydney Wanderers 1-0, but losing to Central Coast Mariners in Matchweek 2 took the shine off Macarthur's bright start to the season.

Wellington, meanwhile, suffered defeat at the hands of Sydney FC after a bye in Matchweek 1, extending their winless run in New South Wales to six games.

It's a hoodoo the Phoenix will need to shrug off if they are to succeed this season after relocating to Wollongong for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign, and there's no better time than the present for Ufuk Talay's side to register a drought-snapping win in NSW when they wrestle the Bulls at Campbelltown Stadium.

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Match details

Saturday, January 9 2021
Kick-off: 5.05pm AEDT
Venue: Campbelltown Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505, ABC TV
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports

Ways to watch

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Macarthur v Wanderers

Did you know?

  • Wellington Phoenix are winless in their last six games in NSW.
  • Macarthur FC have conceded just 10.5 fouls per game since joining the A-League, the lowest average of any team in the competition since the start of calendar year 2020.
  • Phoenix (87%) and Macarthur (86%) have the highest passing accuracy of any team in the league this season. 

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Matchweek 3: Macarthur FC v Wellington Phoenix