Macarthur vs Wellington Phoenix will be a mouth-watering clash in the Australia Cup as a semi-final spot will be on the line. Here you can follow the quarter-final start time, preview, team news, lineup, h2h, prediction, and how to watch.
- Competition: Australia Cup
- Round: Quarter-Finals
- Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
- Start Time: 7:30 pm AEST
- Venue: Campbelltown Sports Stadium
- Live Stream: 10 Play
Macarthur vs Wellington Phoenix Start Time and Venue
The quarter-final match between Macarthur and Wellington Phoenix will take place on Wednesday, 31 August 2022, at 7:30 pm AEST. Macarthur FC will host the match at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
The @AustraliaCup Quarter Final match is here!
🏟️ Campbelltown Stadium
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— Macarthur FC (@mfcbulls) August 30, 2022
Macarthur FC are coming off a 4-0 comfortable win over Modbury Jets to reach the quarter-finals. Lachlan Rose scored two goals to inspire his side to a win over the third-tire Jets.
Macarthur met another lower-tire team in the Magpies Crusaders United in Round 32. They got a 6-0 win to begin their Australia Cup campaign.
Elsewhere, the Wellington Phoenix claimed a huge victory over Melbourne City to reach the quarter-finals. Kosta Barbarouses and Ben Waine’s first-half goals made it 2-0. Mathew Leckie got a consolation goal in the 84th minute, which got Phoenix to a 2-1 victory.
Wellington Phoenix won two and drew two against Macarthur in their last five head-to-head meetings. The most recent match was last February, with Phoenix winning by 3-1 goals.
- February 2022: Phoenix 3-1 Macarthur
- November 2021: Macarthur 1-1 Phoenix
- June 2021: Macarthur 0-3 Phoenix
Macarthur vs Wellington Phoenix Team News and Lineup
Alex Rufer is the lone injury concern for Wellington Phoenix.
Wellington Phoenix Lineup
🟡 Ufuk Talay names an unchanged Starting XI
🟡 Payne replaces Manuel on the bench
🟡 The side lines up in the familiar 4-2-2-2
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— Wellington Phoenix 🔥 (@WgtnPhoenixFC) August 31, 2022
There are no reported injury absentees for Macarthur FC. They are expected to go with their full force.
Macarthur Lineup (Probable)
(4-4-1-1): Nick Suman; Moudi Najjar, Jonathan Aspropotamis, Tomislav Uskok, Matthew Millar; Al-Hassan Toure, Jerry Skotadis, Kearyn Baccus, Lachlan Rose; Anthony Carter; Daniel Arzani
Macarthur vs Wellington Phoenix Prediction:
Macarthur FC reached the quarter-finals after two big wins in the Australia Cup, 4-0 against Modbury and 6-0 against Magpies Crusaders. However, those wins were against lower-tier teams. Macarthur will play their real test tonight against the Phoenix.
Moreover, Macarthur missed out on last season’s A-League playoffs taking only a point from their last four games.
Elsewhere, the Phoenix put up a good show against Melbourne City to beat them 2-1 last round. We predict they will continue their Australia Cup run with a win tonight.
How to Watch Macarthur vs Wellington Phoenix
Fans can enjoy the Australia Cup quarter-final match Macarthur vs Wellington Phoenix live on 10 Play. The 10 Play will provide live coverage of the match, starting from 7:30 pm AEST.
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