Melbourne City vs Newcastle Jets
Date: Sunday, 02 December 2018
Kick-Off at 08:00 UK/ 09:00 CET
Venue: Marvel Stadium (Melbourne).
The teams who finished second and third last season will meet on Sunday for Round 6 of the Australian A-League.
The City is 5th in the league at the moment. With 2 wins and losses each, they have 7 points in total from 5 matches. Seven goals have been conceded by the below par defense while the team only scored 2 less than that. They are fresh from an away loss against Brisbane by 2-0.
In their last 4 matches, they lost twice and has only 1 win. Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in total on 4 of their last 7 competitive matches. At home, things are a little hopeful for the City Blues. From the last 5 matches in front of their own fans, they managed to win 3 and lose twice as well. Under 2.5 goals came in 3 of those 5 games also
The Jets are just 2 points behind their rivals for Sunday. They are also having a bad start, something that was not expected from a team who has had some success last season. At present they are 7th in the table, just outside the playoff spot. They lost 2 of their 5 matches while winning only once. The Jets have conceded all the 5 goals they scored in that period.
A 4 match winless run was ended when they won their last league game against the Wanderers away from home. In 4 of their recent 5 matches across all venues, the finals core was less than 2.5 goals as well. But they managed to stay unbeaten in their previous 2 away games. Under 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 competitive matches on the road also.
I think we may see a closely competed match coming Sunday and there will be goals for sure.
Melbourne City vs Newcastle Jets: head-to-head (h2h)
- The City won 3 of the last 5 games against these opponents across all venues.
- Over 2.5 goals came in 4 of these 5 matches between them.
- Melbourne has 3 wins in their last 5 h2h matches against the Jets at home.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those 5 games.
Melbourne City vs Newcastle Jets: Prediction
The home team has been dominant with 3 wins in the last 5 h2h played at their home. They are unbeaten in the last 4 games here. If the defense of the hosts stays strong then they may be getting a second home win on the row. Thus based on home advantage we can bet on the hosts to win with 1.53 odd.
Both teams have been weak in defending their own goal. So there will be many chances for both set of forwards on Friday. Both teams scored in 3 recent h2h games played here also. Thus a bet cane be made on both teams to score with 1.75 odd.
Melbourne City vs Newcastle Jets: Betting Tips
Home team to win @ 1.53 (6/11).
Both teams to score @ 1.75 (3/4).