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Melbourne Victory vs Macarthur Predictions & Tips - Derbyshire to keep scoring in the A-League

  • Melbourne Victory vs Macarthur predictions for Thursday’s match
  • The game is being played at 10.05am BST at AAMI Park
  • I’m tipping BTTS and a draw with Derbyshire to score
  • Macarthur’s Matt Derbyshire has scored 11 goals in the A-League this season
  • Full match preview and predictions
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Melbourne Victory have seen BTTS in 3 of their last 4 matches (Getty Images)
Athos Sirianos 04 May 2021
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Melbourne Victory vs Macarthur Predictions 


Melbourne Victory have seen several of their strikers return, while Macarthur have proven tough to beat in recent weeks. Matt Derbyshire has been an impressive find for the Bulls, with the striker netting 11 goals this season.

I’m tipping BTTS and a draw with Derbyshire to score.

  • Melbourne Victory have seen BTTS in 3 of their last 5 matches
  • Macarthur are unbeaten in 6 of their last 8 matches (A-League).
  • Macarthur have drawn their last three matches (A-League).
  • Macarthur’s Matt Derbyshire has scored 11 goals in his last 17 matches (A-League).
  • Macarthur have seen BTTS in 4 of their last 5 matches (A-League).

Head to Head


This will be the first-ever meeting between the two sides.

Melbourne Victory Form


Following the removal of head coach Grant Brebner, Melbourne Victory have responded with several positive performances. 

Striker Ben Folami starred with a brace as the Victory defeated Western Sydney in a thrilling 5-4 encounter, which saw the four time champions nearly let a 5-1 lead slip. 

The following week saw them go down 1-0 away to Sydney FC before returning to host Central Coast. 

After conceding early against the Mariners, ex-Wigan winger Steve McManaman equalised in the 62nd minute to earn the Victory a point in a 1-1 draw.

Melbourne Victory Injuries & Team News


Defender Ryan Shotton is out with a knee injury, while winger Marco Rojas remains sidelined with a broken ankle. 

Up front, forwards Rudy Gestede and Robbie Kruse have played consecutive matches after long spells with injury. 

Macarthur Form


Macarthur head into this clash having drawn their last three matches. 

Debutant Charles M’Mombwa scored his first-ever professional goal in the Bulls’ 2-2 draw with Newcastle, with French midfielder Loic Puyo also finding the back of the net. 

The following week saw Macarthur share the points with Melbourne City in a 1-1. Young forward Michael Ruhs equalised late in the second half after City had opened the scoring early in the match. 

A goalless draw with Perth then capped of the trifecta for the Bulls, who struggled to break down the Glory defence.

Macarthur Injuries & Team News


Thomas Oar is out with injury and is expected to be sidelined for the next two weeks.

Right-back Ivan Franjic will also miss the match with a calf injury.

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Verdict

Macarthur have drawn their last three matches, with Derbyshire enjoying a successful season so far. The Victory have been buoyed by several stars returning, who have looked impressive recently.
 
I’m tipping BTTS and a draw with Derbyshire to score.

Best Bet: Matt Derbyshire Anytime Goalscorer @-111.11 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw/BTTS Full Time Result/BTTS @300.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
First Goalscorer: Matt Derbyshire First Goalscorer @350.00 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @600.00 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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