Macarthur FC vs. Perth Glory Prediction – A-League, Sunday, April 3, 2022
Perth Glory will aim to snap a nine-game winless run when they face Macarthur FC at Campbelltown Stadium on Sunday, April 3.
Unsurprisingly, the Western Australians find themselves three points adrift at the foot of the A-League ladder. At the opposite end of the standings, Macarthur occupies fifth place – 12 points ahead of Perth.
Keep reading to discover my Macarthur vs. Perth Glory prediction. I will also be sharing my recommended betting pick for Sunday’s A-League clash at the end of this post.
Macarthur vs. Perth Glory Betting Odds
Here are the latest odds for Macarthur vs. Perth Glory, courtesy of 10bet.
As expected, the bookmakers favor Macarthur (1.86) to claim all three points on Sunday. With the home-field advantage on their side, the Bulls are expected to dispatch struggling Perth (3.90) without any major problems.
That said, Ante Milicic’s men have managed to win just one of their previous seven games. That means the Glory will be confident of snatching a draw (3.90) in Campbelltown.
Macarthur Team News and Analysis
The Bulls kicked off their campaign with a five-game unbeaten streak. After drawing with Wellington Phoenix on the opening weekend, they racked up four consecutive victories.
Since then, however, they have been wildly inconsistent. Across the past 14 A-League games, Macarthur has registered three wins, four draws, and seven losses. That tells you everything you need to know about the team’s unpredictability.
Finding the back of the net has not been a problem for the Bulls. In fact, only first-place Melbourne City has scored more A-League goals this season. At the other end of the field, however, Macarthur is in a real mess.
The Bulls have conceded a whopping 33 goals in 19 games, meaning they have the worst defensive record in the competition. On top of that, they have managed to keep just one clean sheet since the turn of the year.
Macarthur will need stars such as Ulises Davila (5 goals, 2 assists) and Craig Noone (3 goals, 4 assists) to step up on Sunday.
Perth Glory Team News and Analysis
While Macarthur has taken a turn for worse in recent times, Perth has been terrible for the entire season.
The Western Australians have managed to win just three of their 18 games, registering five draws and ten losses along the way. It is worth noting that all three of their wins came in the opening nine games.
The Glory has failed to pick up a single victory across the past nine rounds, recording three draws and six defeats in the process. Not only are they three points adrift at the bottom, but they are also 11 points outside the top six.
Burno Fornaroli has bagged 50% of the Glory’s A-League goals in 2021-22. It goes without saying that Perth’s overreliance on Fornaroli is not sustainable.
The Western Australians can take some confidence from the fact that only two teams have conceded fewer goals this season. Still, they have not scored enough goals of their own to back up their defensive efforts.
Prediction for Macarthur vs. Perth Glory
It is no secret that Macarthur and Perth are both in poor form at the moment. That said, the Bulls find themselves 12 points ahead of the bottom club after picking up four wins more than Perth.
Furthermore, Macarthur has netted 30 goals in 19 games. That’s an average of 1.58 goals per game. Having scored 14 goals in 18 outings, the Glory averages just 0.78 goals per game this season.
The visit of lowly Perth provides Macarthur with the ideal opportunity to return to winning ways and get back on track. That’s why I’m backing the Bulls to claim all three points on home soil this weekend.
My Macarthur vs. Perth Glory Pick
Macarthur FC to Win1.86
Given that Perth heads into Sunday’s clash on a nine-game winless run, odds of 1.86 for Macarthur to beat the Glory seem pretty generous. I recommend jumping on this price before the bookies change their minds.
If you enjoyed this post, make sure you check out my other A-League predictions and picks for this weekend. I have already published my predictions for Saturday’s A-League games, along with a betting preview for Brisbane Roar vs. Newcastle Jets.