Match Preview: City v Macarthur

Melbourne City FC is set to return to AAMI Park to take on Macarthur FC in Wednesday night A-League Men action.

The team will hope to pull out a strong performance in a high-stakes clash against a fellow Premiership hopeful whilst also keeping the pressure on Western United in first.

Coming into the clash, the City boys have been able to enjoy a longer break than expected following the postponement of their Sunday afternoon clash with Wellington Phoenix.

That being said, due to the clash being called off at the last minute, City still made the trip to Leichhardt and completed their warm-up, meaning its been far from a normal week of training.

The last time the team was in action was its 2-2 draw against Perth Glory at home last Wednesday.

The City boys burst out of the blocks to see a two-goal lead within 30 minutes thanks to Florin Berenguer and Mathew Leckie, but Perth were able to claw their way back into the contest with goals from Bruno Fornaroli and Callum Timmins.

The upcoming meeting between City and Macarthur will be the second time in a week that the Bulls have played at AAMI following their 3-1 loss against Melbourne Victory last Friday night.

The travelling Macarthur side struggled as they were comprehensively accounted for by the Victory, mustering up half the amount of shots of their opponents and only netting their consolation goal when the game was already gone in the 90th minute.

City fans may be anxiously awaiting Craig Noone’s return to face his old club, with the winger again one of the league’s most creative players in Season 2021/22, leading the league for crosses and ranking in the top 10 for assists per 90 minutes.

The teams have met three times in the brief history of the fixture, with City winning twice and drawing once.

Fans will no doubt have fond memories of the last meeting between teams, with City running out 2-0 winners in last season’s Semi Final thanks to an unforgettable few minutes of brilliance from Stefan Colakovski and Marco Tilio.

Match Details

A-League Men

Melbourne City FC vs Macarthur FC

Wednesday 9 March, kick-off 7:05pm