MAC vs SYD Dream11 Prediction: The A-League newcomers host the reigning champions on Saturday morning as Sydney FC travel to the home of Macarthur FC. Macarthur continued their fine start to their maiden A-League campaign as they defeated Newcastle Jets last time out but they now face a huge challenge as they face Sydney. The reigning champions suffered the first loss of their title defense as they were beaten by Central Coast Mariners in an underwhelming display last week but they will believe they can respond here. However, Macarthur will have other ideas and having scored in three of their four matches so far, they can find the back of the net once again although Sydney should also score. Let’s take a look at MAC vs SYD Dream11 Team prediction now.
Date: 30th January, Saturday
Time: 1:40 pm IST
Match: Macarthur FC vs Sydney FC
Place: Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney
MAC: W L D W N
SYD: W D L N N
Head to Head:
This is for the very first time that Macarthur FC and Sydney FC will be playing against each other.
Macarthur FC Team News
Macarthur have responded well following their 2-0 defeat to the Central Coast Mariners in round two. They held the Wellington Phoenix to a 1-1 draw with Basque import Markel Susaeta scoring his first goal for the club. The Bulls then returned to the winners list with a 2-1 victory away to Newcastle. French midfielder Loic Puyo opened the scoring with an overhead kick in the eighth minute, before English striker Matt Derbyshire headed home his first goal for the club in the 23rd.
Injury update, unavailability
Macarthur come in blessed with a fully fit line-up to take on the five-time champions.
MAC Playing 11 & Subs (probable)
Federici; Meredith, Susnjar, Jovanovic, Franjic; Milligan, Genreau; Najjar, Etxebarria, Susaeta; Derbyshire
Subs (probable): Scott, Suman, Cukar
Sydney FC Team News
The Sky Blues have experienced a slower than normal start to the new season. After picking up a 2-1 win over Wellington courtesy of goals from midfielders Calem Nieuwenhof and Luke Brattan, Sydney are winless in their last two. They were held to a 1-1 draw in the derby against the Wanderers despite taking the lead through winger Kosta Barbarouses, before going down 2-0 to the Mariners in a shock defeat.
Injury update, unavailability
Fullback Michael Zullo will be sidelined for another week with a calf issue, while Nieuwenhof will be in contention to start after making a full recovery from his injury.
SYD Playing 11 & Subs (probable)
Heward-Belle; King, Warland, Wilkinson, Grant; Brattan, Baumjohann, Ninkovic, Caceres; Barbarouses, Buhagiar
Subs (probable): Pavlesic, Malishev, Kaye
Let’s take a look at the MAC vs SYD dream 11 prediction for today’s football match
Defenders: King, Franjic, Warland, Meredith
Midfielders: Puyo, Genreau, Brattan, Ninkovic
Forwards: Barbarouses, Derbyshire
Loïc Puyo: Puyo has 3 goals and a total of 7 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 37%. He had a total of 10 big chances.
Kosta Barbarouses: He has 1 goal and a total of 9 shots on goals last season. This results in a goal conversion rate of 18.61%. He had a total of 9 big chances.
Matt Derbyshire: Derbyshire has 1 goal and a total of 6 shots on goals last season. This results in a goal conversion rate of 19.67%. He had a total of 3 big chances.
Luke Brattan: Brattan has total of 1 goal and a total of 3 shots on goals. He has a goal conversion rate of 31.32%. He had a total of 2 big chances.
Who will win MAC vs SYD Today Match Prediction Football
When taking everything into account, Macarthur FC will need to put in a solid display to get anything against this Sydney FC lineup who we reckon will just have the edge. We’re therefore anticipating a good battle with a thin winning margin for Sydney FC at the end of the 90 minutes. Looking forward to watching this one unfold. But at the end, we predict a 1-0 win for the away side in MAC vs SYD today match prediction.