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Macarthur FC vs Newcastle Jets preview: Dwight Yorke's troop to hit back quickly

Macarthur FC will be hoping to bounce back from their crushing 4-0 loss to Western Sydney Warriors when they welcome Newcastle Jets to Campbelltown Stadium on Sunday.

Dwight Yorke's side two-game winning streak was brought to a crushing end by the Warriors last time out, as two goals in each half ensured the visitors would head home with nothing.

A quick response will be the order of the day for The Bulls, who are still in the hunt for qualification to the Finals Series and could move into fourth position with a victory on Sunday.

Meanwhile, The Jets suffered a 2-0 home loss to Sydney FC last time out - their third defeat from the last four outings - but they would move level on points with Brisbane Roar in fourth if they come away from Campbelltown with the spoils.

WhatMacarthur FC vs Newcastle Jets
WhereCampbelltown Stadium, New South Wales
When15:00, Sunday 8th December
How to watchParamount+ and 10 Bold
OddsMacarthur FC 13/10, Draw 5/2, Newcastle Jets 21/10

Alterations up front for The Bulls

Macarthur have struggled in the attacking third this season, scoring just 13 goals from 10 A-League matches, and Yorke could be tempted into making some changes to his side.

Daniel Arzani and Jed Drew both came off the bench last time out and the duo will be pushing for an involvement from the start, as they look to provide more quality in front of goal.

The Bulls have failed to score in two of their last four outings and they need to find a killer instinct if they are going to start climbing up the table.

Arzani can be backed at 11/5 to Score Anytime, while Drew is 11/5 in the same market.

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Record on the horizon

After equalling the Newcastle Jets' all-time Australian A-League appearance record last week, Jason Hoffman could be in line to go out by himself on 197 matches in Sunday's encounter.

If he was to enter the pitch at Campbelltown Stadium, the 33-year-old would break Ben Kantarovski's 196-game accolade in what would be his 11th outing of the campaign.

Hoffman has chipped in with the odd goal over the years for his club and he is 3/1 to Score Anytime to mark this special occasion, while he is 10/1 to grab the First or Last of the contest.

Newcastle enduring own scoring issues

If you thought Macarthur were struggling in the final third, then you haven't seen anything yet as we now come to the scoring deficiencies of the Newcastle Jets.

A miserly nine strikes have been recorded this season - the second-worst record in the division - and they have drawn blank in three of their last four assignments.

Even the match they won during this period only saw the Jets find the back of the net once, so don't expect Sunday's encounter to be filled with goalmouth action.

The most likely candidate to find the back of the net for Newcastle looks to be Beka Mikeltadze, who has notched twice from nine league appearances and is 7/4 to Score Anytime.

Macarthur to have just enough

With both teams experiencing issues in the final third, this isn't likely to be a classic but it is one Macarthur will be hoping they can edge past and take three points in.

The Bulls have won three of their last five home matches across all competitions and they will feel confident of adding to Newcastle's away woes, as they have lost four of their previous six away assignments.

The Jets did win on their last trip to Campbelltown Stadium, running out 3-0 winners, but they devoid of confidence right now and a repeat of a victory looks highly unlikely.

Macarthur were unbeaten at home against Newcastle in the two previous meetings before that defeat and the 13/10 for The Bulls in the Full Time Result market provides a lot of value.

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