Home advantage could prove decisive in Sydney - Macarthur battle

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Competition: Australia A-League
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 08:45 (UTC)
Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium (20505 seats)

Match week two of the A-League campaign and the participants have had a few days to digest the first fixture. Here's the Sydney - Macarthur preview:

Sydney have less rest than Macarthur in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a Ffa Cup game only three days ago. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Sydney Olympic.

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Sydney form and stats

The previous season, Sydney's league results were 13 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses, providing 2nd spot in the A-League. During these 26 matches they scored 39 goals and gave away 23. Playing as the host team in the last season Sydney generated 7-4-2 (win-draw-lost) with 15 goals and 9 conceded.

A strong away win for Sydney against Sydney Olympic the last match, as T. Buhagiar, A. Le Fondre, E. Kamsoba and P. Wood were on target. As you can tell by the result above, the goals flowed freely in the previous game and the stadium rocked. Could there be another goal fest today?

Before that, Sydney played out a A-League draw 0-0 when visiting Western Sydney Wanderers.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Sydney have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found 18 games) they have won twelve times, drawn three and lost three.

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Macarthur form and stats

Let's have a look at how Macarthur performed last season in the A-League: They landed a 6th position in the league table after playing out 11 victories, 6 draws and 9 defeats. In total they scored 33 and conceded 36 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 7 - drew 2 and lost 4 with 14/16 goals scored/conceded.

Macarthur played 1-1 against Wellington Phoenix in their previous match. The attacker Lachlan Rose got a match rating of 7.61 in that game. Rose scored one goal and hit two key passes.

Preceding that game was the away Ffa Cup victory against Hamilton Olympic with the score of 3-0.

We have checked recent matches where Macarthur have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those four games were two victories, two draws and zero defeats.

Head 2 Head

Head to head totals (for the previous two meetings): Sydney won one game, zero matches ended in a draw and Macarthur managed one win. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: one / one

Top Goalscorers

MacarthurL. Rose
L. Rose
1 goals

Sydney missing players

Macarthur missing players

Sydney Macarthur
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
1 0 0 Played P 0 0 1
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
1 0 0 Drew D 0 0 1
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
0 0 0 Scored S 0 0 1
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 1
0% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 100%
100% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
100% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
7 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 8
5 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 4
1 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
11 0 0 Shots (avg) S ( 0 0 17
3 0 0 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 0 3
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 33%
 
9 0 0 Shots against (avg) S A 0 0 14
3 0 0 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 0 0 4
Sydney Last season Macarthur
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
28 14   Played P   15 28
14 8   Won W   8 12
8 4   Drew D   2 6
6 2   Lost L   5 10
42 17   Scored S   16 35
27 10   Conceded C   18 38
96% 93%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   93% 96%
75% 64%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   73% 86%
43% 29%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   40% 54%
21% 7%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   13% 21%
11% 0%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   7% 4%
54% 43%   BTTS BTTS   40% 50%
36% 43%   Clean Sheets C S   40% 29%
14% 21%   Failed to Score F T   27% 25%
 
6.9 6.2   Corners for (avg) C F   5.7 5.8
4.7 5.3   Corners against (avg) C A   5.6 5.4
1.7 1.4   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.7 2.2
3 2   Red cards R C   1 3
 
14.9 15   Shots (avg) S (   12.5 13.4
5.6 5.5   Shots on Target (avg) S O   4.1 4.3
27% 22%   Goal Efficiency G E   26% 29%
 
13.8 13.4   Shots against (avg) S A   15.4 13.9
4.8 4.3   Shots on Target against (avg) S O   4.8 4.9

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Central Coast Mariners 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
2 Melbourne City 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
3 Melbourne Victory 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
4 Adelaide United 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
5 Macarthur 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 Perth Glory 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 Wellington Phoenix 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
8 Sydney 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
9 Western Sydney Wanderers 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 Brisbane Roar 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
11 Newcastle Jets 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
12 Western United 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0

Read more about A-League

The A-League is the top level of the Australian football league system. Seasons run from October to May. Ten teams play a regular season of 27 fixtures to create a league table winner and the highest placed teams qualify for a playoff. The league winner is called the “premier” while the playoff winner is the “champion”. There is no set system for relegation, unlike most leagues in the world.