The A-League returns to the fold with another round of matches this weekend as Perth Glory lock horns with Macarthur FC at the NIB Stadium on Sunday. Both teams have been impressive in recent weeks and will want to make the most of their purple patches this weekend.
Macarthur FC are in fifth place in the A-League standings at the moment and have been excellent in their first top-flight campaign. The Bulls defeated Melbourne Victory by a 3-1 margin in their previous game and will be confident ahead of this match.
Perth Glory, on the other hand, endured a poor start to their campaign but have been a resurgent force in recent weeks. The Western Australian outfit edged Adelaide United to a 2-1 victory last week and will want a similar result from this fixture.
Perth Glory vs Macarthur FC Head-to-Head
Macarthur FC have a good record against Perth Glory and have won one out of two games played between the two teams. Perth Glory have never defeated Macarthur FC in an official fixture and will want to create history this weekend.
The previous meeting between the two teams took place earlier this month and ended in a 0-0 stalemate. Both teams created a fair share of chances on the day and will have to be more clinical in this fixture.
Perth Glory form guide in the A-League: W-W-W-W-L
Macarthur FC form guide in the A-League: W-W-D-D-D
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Perth Glory vs Macarthur FC Team News
Christopher Oikonomidis and Osama Malik have recovered from their injuries and are available for selection. Sebastian Langkamp remains sidelined, however, and will be unable to play a part in this match.
Injured: Sebastian Langkamp
Nicholas Suman is the only injury concern for Macarthur FC and is unlikely to be risked in this game. Matt Derbyshire served his suspension against Melbourne Victory last week and will be back for this match.
Injured: Nicholas Suman
Perth Glory vs Macarthur FC Predicted XI
Perth Glory Predicted XI (4-4-2): Liam Reddy; Dane Ingham, Darryl Lachman, Jonathan Aspropotamitis, Nicholas Walsh; Christopher Oikonomidis, Neil Kilkenny, Diego Castro, Nicholas D'Agostino; Andy Keogh, Bruno Fornaroli
Macarthur FC Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Adam Federici; James Meredith, Mark Milligan, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Ivan Franjic; Benat Etxebarria, Denis Genreau; Moudi Najjar, Loic Puyo, Markel Susaeta; Matt Derbyshire
Perth Glory vs Macarthur FC Prediction
Perth Glory have improved in recent weeks but will need to play out of their skins to turn a dismal league campaign around. Andy Keogh is in the form of his life at the moment and his stunning performance against Western Sydney Wanderers holds his side in good stead going into this game.
Macarthur FC have earned an impressive reputation this season and can be a lethal outfit on their day. Both teams are on an even footing at the moment and are likely to play out a draw this weekend.
Prediction: Perth Glory 2-2 Macarthur FC