Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets
Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 8:50/ 9:50 CET
Venue: AAMI Park (Melbourne).
The current champs and runners-up will meet for the second time this year in Australian top tier club football.
With just 3 points with table toppers Perth Glory, the champs will be eying for a victory like last time around. When they met last time in Round 3, a single goal from Terry Antonis decided the match in Victories’ favor.
The hosts are on a 9 match unbeaten run in which they have 7 wins. They never failed to score in any of those matches too. At home, they are unbeaten in the last 4 games of which 3 were consecutive wins. Three of their last 5 home fixtures had over 2.5 goals at the full time.
The Jets are just outside the playoff spot as of now. With 3 wins and 6 losses, they are 7th in the table. They are without a win in their last 3 matches and are fresh from an away defeat to another club from Melbourne. That match against Melbourne City ended 2-1 in favor of the hosts.
More than 2.5 goals were scored in the last 4 matches that Newcastle played across all venues. This trend is also followed in the most recent 3 matches on the road. From their last 5 away games, the team from New South Wales won and lost 2 matches each.
Victory will be the favorites to win this match as they did previously this season. The Jets will have to overcome their recent away blemishes to get at least a point on Saturday.
Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Big V is on a 2 match win streak against this opposition in h2h matches.
- Melbourne has 3 wins and 2 defeats in the last 5 h2h games played across all venues.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 meetings between these two sides.
- Victory has won all 3 of their recent games against Newcastle in front of their home fans.
- In 4 of their last 6 h2h games at this venue, the total score had less than 2.5 goals.
- The Jets are yet to win a match here since April 2015.
Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets: Prediction
Melbourne will most probably walk away with 3 points from this game. A win is much needed for them to keep the pressure on Glory and to retain the title. Being on a 3 match win streak against the Jets, I would recommend betting on the hosts to win with 2.00 odds.
The hosts have scored a pretty good 24 goals this season but conceded only 12 in return. On the other hand, the Jets have conceded more than what they scored. They don’t have a clean sheet in the last 3 matches away from home. So I don’t think the visitors will trouble the scores. Thus a bet could be placed on both teams not scoring with 2.55 odds.
Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets: Betting Tips
Melbourne to win @ 2.00 (1/1).
Both teams to score: No @ 2.55 (17/11).