Brisbane Roar vs Newcastle Jets: Preview and Prediction

Brisbane Roar vs Newcastle Jets
Australia A-League, Season 2016/17.
Date: Saturday, 7th January, 2017
Kick-Off: 5:05 pm AEDT/ 6:05 am UK
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

The first of the Saturday matches will see Brisbane Roar host Newcastle Jets at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

The Roar sit in fourth spot with 21 points while the Jets are in seventh position on 13 points.

It was a disappointing night for Brisbane as they went down 2-0 to Sydney FC in their last match. Meanwhile, the Jets were well beaten by Melbourne Victory as they lost 4-2.

A win for the Roar should see them move up to fourth spot while a Jets win will see them jump into the top 6.

Brisbane Roar vs Newcastle Jets: Head-To-Head Statistics

  • The head-to-head record between these sides are nearly even with Newcastle just ahead with 12 wins to Brisbane’s 11. They have played an additional 10 draws as well.
  • Last time these teams met was in round 2 of this season where Newcastle destroyed Brisbane 4-0.
  • There have only been 2 draws in the past 10 meetings between these sides.
  • The Roar are unbeaten against the Jets at home in their past 3 matches while the Jets last win at Suncorp Stadium was in round 18 of the 2013/14 season.

Brisbane Roar vs Newcastle Jets: Predictions

After bad results last round, both Brisbane and Newcastle will want to respond with a win.

The Roar will want to find a way to get goals as they have only scored 16 goals so far this season. This could be said for the Jets with only 17 goals to them this season so both sides will want to score in this match.

Defence will be the key for either side as they both leaked goals last round and clean sheets will be in the mind of both managers for this game.

At home, it should be a win for Brisbane Roar against Newcastle Jets in this fixture.

Brisbane Roar vs Newcastle Jets: Bet Tips

Brisbane Roar to win at 3/5 (1.60).