Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets
Australia – A-League
Date: Saturday, 2nd March 2019
Kick-off at 08.50 UK/ 09.50 CET
Venue: GMHBA Stadium (Geelong).
While Perth has run away with the pole position, Victory and Sydney are locked in a heated battle for the runner-up position, which guarantees the additional playoffs semi-final spot. As of now, just one point separates them, though Melbourne has the added advantage of a superior goal difference.
The next one is a home game for them, and that too against the Jets, from the lower tier, a big win would be the automatic option to go for. The aim is further vindicated by the fact that Newcastle has lost four of their last five matches on the road, and has recorded the second-least number of goals in away games.
Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets Head-to-head (h2h)
- Victory won the last three games in a row.
- The same team registered eight of the last ten wins.
- The last four matches at this venue saw home wins.
- 11 of the last 14 wins at this stadium came the home team’s way.
- Melbourne recorded two or more goals in each of their last four appearances in front of the home crowd.
Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets Prediction
Victory is a team aiming for the first runner-up spot, while their counterparts are five points below the playoff positions as of now. As an added bonus, Melbourne is playing at home. Also, they were unbeaten in 16 of their last 18 overall games and repeated the feat in 18 of their last 21 home ties. Meanwhile, Newcastle won just three of their last ten fixtures and lost five of their last six on the road.
Additionally, Melbourne recorded wins in the last three h2h games in a row and registered eight of the last ten wins as well. At this venue, they are on an h2h winning streak of four and got away with 11 of the last 14 wins.
We tip the hosts to take the win in this tie, considering these observations, and also due to the intense race they have got going on with Sydney.
Coming to goals, the team has scored 42 goals so far and is one of the two teams that has touched 35 so far. At home, they have recorded 23 and is again one of the two to go beyond 17. Also, they registered two or more goals in seven of their last ten home ties, and in the last four h2h appearances at home.
Furthermore, due to them giving importance to their superiority in goal difference, it’s deduced that the hosts will record at least two this week.
Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets Betting Tips
Melbourne Victory to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Melbourne Victory @ 1.83 (5/6).