Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City FC: Preview and Prediction

Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City FC: Match Preview and Predictions-27 January 2017

Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City FC
Australia A-League
Date: Friday 27 January, 2017
Kick-Off: 7:50pm AEDT/ 8:50am UK
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle.

Newcastle Jets will take on Melbourne City at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle on Friday the 27th of December.

The Jets currently sit in eighth spot on 17 points while City are in third place with 26 points.

It was a tough last round for Newcastle as they went down 2-0 to Western Sydney Wanderers.

On the other hand, Melbourne got back on the winners list with a 2-1 win over Central Coast Mariners.

Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City FC: Head-to-Head Statistics

The head-to-head record is even as both Newcastle and Melbourne sit on 8 wins and an additional 3 draws have been played.

Last time these sides met was round 6 of this season where City won 2-1 in Melbourne.

Draws have been rare in these meetings recently with the previous 6 encounters ending with a team winning.

Melbourne City have only won 3 times in 10 games against the Jets in Newcastle.

Meanwhile, Newcastle did win their last match against City in Newcastle last season where they won 2-1.

Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City FC: Predictions

This game is important for both sides for different reasons.

Newcastle need the win to move them into a finals spot, whereas for Melbourne, they need it to keep their spot inside the top 4.

The key for this game is whichever team can control the match and create enough chances to get some goals, so the main battle in this fixture with be in the midfield.

A win for the Jets could move into sixth spot while a City win will keep them clear in third spot.

Melbourne City’s form away from home has not been the best and while Newcastle Jets have been pretty inconsistent at home. This game should end in a draw despite the rare occurrence of a draw of recent in these meetings.

Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City FC: Bet Tips

Draw at 4.00 (3/1)
Under 2.5 goals at 2.40 (7/5).