Isuzu UTE A-League preview: Macarthur v Victory

Match details

Macarthur v Melbourne Victory
Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney
Friday, April 22, 2022
Kick-off: 7.45pm AEST
Broadcast: Paramount+


Melbourne Victory aims to extend its Club-record run when it visits Macarthur in the Isuzu UTE A-League on Friday night.

Victory is unbeaten in 11 league games – a Club record – ahead of the trip to Campbelltown Stadium to continue a busy April.

The game will be Victory’s sixth of eight this month as the regular season draws to a close.

Victory extended its unbeaten run with a thrilling 2-1 win over the Newcastle Jets last time out.

Nick D’Agostino’s clinical opener – his eighth league goal of the campaign – put Victory ahead, but it needed a 93rd-minute winner from Francesco Margiotta.

The Italian headed in a cross from Lleyton Brooks to earn Victory a hard-fought three points in Newcastle.

Margiotta’s goal was his fourth of the league season, but marked his second winner of April after also scoring the decisive goal in Perth.

Victory (38 points, 22 games) is third on the table, behind City (46 points, 24 games) and Western United (44 points, 23 games).

After the trip to Macarthur, Victory heads to Brisbane to face the Roar on Anzac Day.

Player in focus

D’Agostino continued his strong form against the Jets. The forward is up to eight league goals this season, ahead of Marco Rojas (five) and Margiotta (four) for Victory.

Last time

Isuzu UTE A-League 2021/22 Round 17
Melbourne Victory 3-1 Macarthur
Friday, March 4, 2022
AAMI Park, Melbourne

D’Agostino’s first-half brace set up Victory’s win over Macarthur last month.

Rojas added a third before Apostolos Giannou’s 90th-minute consolation goal.

Head to head

Round 17, 2021/22: Victory 3-1 Macarthur at AAMI Park
Round 21, 2020/21: Macarthur 3-1 Victory at Campbelltown Stadium
Round 20, 2020/21: Victory 1-2 Macarthur at AAMI Park