Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets: Preview and Predictions

Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets: Match Preview and Predictions-2nd January 2017

Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets
Australia A-League, Season 2016/17.
Date: Monday, 2nd January 2017
Kick-Off: 7:50pm AEDT/ 8:50am UK
Venue: Simonds Stadium, Geelong.

The last game of round 13 will see Melbourne Victory take on Newcastle Jets at Simonds Stadium in Geelong on Monday the 2nd of January.

The Victory sit in second place on 23 points while the Jets are in seventh spot with 13 points. While Melbourne Victory continued their winning ways with a 4-1 win against Central Coast Mariners.

The Jets were not able to get a third consecutive win but did earn a 2-2 draw against Wellington Phoenix.

A win for the Victory will see them move further away in second place while a Jets wins could see them jump into fifth spot.

Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets: Head-to-Head Statistics

  • Newcastle are ahead in the head-to-head record with 13 wins while Melbourne have 11 wins and 7 draws have been played.
  • Last time these sides met was in round 8 of this season where the Victory won 2-0 at the same ground.
  • The Jets have not beaten the Victory in their past 3 matches and have not won an away game in this fixture since round 25 of the 2014/15 season.

Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets: Predictions

Victory will be looking for their fourth consecutive win and it will be Newcastle’s job to stop that.

Simonds Stadium have held 2 Melbourne Victory home matches and they have not registered a win there with the results being a draw and a loss.

The Victory have played a great brand of football that has seen plenty of goals scored and players like Marco Rojas and Besart Berisha shine.

Meanwhile, the Jets have not lost in their past 3 matches so they are filled with confidence and they will need to be that if they want to take down Melbourne in this match.

As they are currently on a winning streak, Melbourne Victory should be too good and get the win against Newcastle Jets.

Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets: Bet Tips

First Half – Melbourne to win at 1.90 (9/10).

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