MLC vs MAC Dream11: After a brilliant run that saw them rise to the top of the ladder at the end of the regular season, Melbourne City will have been somewhat frustrated with their efforts in their final three games. They failed to win any of those matches and they cannot afford to let those performances affect them in this semi-final with Macarthur. After a season of inconsistency, Macarthur did what was required to book their spot in the final four thanks to an extra-time success against Central Coast Mariners last time out. Macarthur are capable of prevailing here but Melbourne have shown their quality throughout the campaign and it is City that should advance to the final.
Date: 20 June, Sunday
Time: 11:35 AM (IST)
Venue: AAMI Park Stadium, Melbourne
A League Table: Melbourne City are 1st in the A League standings, while Macarthur are sitting in the 6th place.
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Melbourne City – D-W-L-D-L
Macarthur – D-L-W-L-W
Head-to-head (three meetings)
MLC Wins- 01
MAC Wins– 01
Melbourne City News
Injury Report and Unavailability: No injury or suspension issue for the hosts before coming into this clash.
Expected changes and Strategy: Melbourne City FC will be boosted by the return of Jamie Maclaren, Connor Metcalfe and Curtis Good in this clash.
Melbourne City Starting XI (Likely)
Injury Report and Unavailability: The visitors will be without the services of Loic Puyo and James Meredith, who are both suspended for the game. Goalkeeper Nicholas Suman has been sidelined through injury.
Expected changes and Strategy: Antonis Martis will be back in action after shrugging off his injury concern.
Macarthur Starting XI (Likely)
Jamie MacLaren: MacLaren has 25 goals and a total of 44 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 47.62%. He had a total of 15 big chances. He has a total of 5 assists, 19 key passes and he created a total of 27 chances.
Matt Derbyshire: Derbyshire has 14 goals and a total of 29 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 38.45%. He had a total of 17 big chances. He has a total of 5 assists, 15 key passes and he created a total of 19 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Craig Noone: Noone has 6 goals and a total of 21 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 30.40%. He had a total of 9 big chances. He has a total of 8 assists, 9 key passes and he created a total of 11 chances.
Defenders: Milligan, Griffiths, Good, Jovanovic
Midfielders: Susaeta, Noone, Metcalfe, Etxebarria
Attackers: MacLaren, Derbyshire
Given Melbourne’s recent form, there will be concerns among the fanbase that their side will struggle to rediscover their form from earlier in the year. However, despite Macarthur being on a high after last weekend, we are predicting a narrow success for the favourites. In our MLC vs MAC Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 2-1 win for Melbourne in this match.