Melbourne City vs Newcastle Jets
Date: Sunday, 6 January 2019
Kick-Off at 06:00 UK / 07:00 CET
Venue: AAMI Park (Melbourne).
Melbourne City host Newcastle Jets in the replay of last term play-offs semi-final on Sunday when two sides take on each other in 11th round of A-League. The hosts, who lost the mentioned semi-final 2-1 on the road, will come into this in higher spirits.
They claimed seven points from past three rounds conceding just once in the process. It’s a decent form if we know they played the likes of Adelaide United, Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers in the process. Lachlan Wales and Ritchie De Laet notched two goals within two minutes on Tuesday to help their team snatch a 0-2 victory away at Western Sydney Wanderers.
The hosts boast league’s best defensive record with just nine conceded goals so far in the season. They shipped just four in four home ties in the league so far.
Melbourne City vs Newcastle Jets: Head-to-head
Melbourne City have a positive head to head record with the Jets, but they lost last term’s semi-final 2-1.
The two sides have already met each other two times this season.
Melbourne City came on top in both FFA Cup last 16 round (1-0) in late-August and the league tie (3-0) in early-December.
The Citizens won 8, drew 3 and lost 2 of 13 home matches against Newcastle Jets.
Melbourne City vs Newcastle Jets: Prediction
The Jets have been much easier to break down so far in the season. They sit 7th in the league ladder and they’ve allowed 15 goals in 11 games. Newcastle conceded seven in last four league affairs. They drew 2-2 to struggling Brisbane Roar on Wednesday and won’t come into this in the highest of spirits.
The value is thus massive with Melbourne City to snatch a three-pointer at the odds of 2.05. You can alternatively back the hosts to net two or more goals on the occasion at the 2.00 odds.
Melbourne City vs Newcastle Jets: Bet Tips
Melbourne City to win @ 2.05 (21/20)
Melbourne City Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.05 (21/20).