Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City FC
Australia – A-League
Date: Monday, 23 March 2020
Kick-off at 08:30 UK/ 09:30 CET
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium (Newcastle).
Heart have been trying their best to keep safe the second and final ticket to the playoff semis. However, Wellington are giving them a tough chase, and the team will have to be on their toes to see the objective through. With an impressive h2h record against Martin Lee’s men, they are expected to triumph though.
Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City FC Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture saw Heart winning 2-0.
- Five of the last six matches were also won by this same team.
- Eight of the previous ten wins had also gone to Erick Mombaerts’s men.
- The last time these two met here, the guests had won 0-4.
- 11 of the preceding 14 encounters at this stadium saw the hosts scoring goals.
Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City FC Prediction
Martin Lee’s men lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Brisbane Roar. It was their first loss after six unbeaten fixtures, and has given them a reality check. As of now the team is placed six points below the final playoff spot, and will need to make up the difference from the remaining six games.
In the meantime, Heart recorded a 2-4 win on the road against Central Coast Mariners. It was the fourth invincible match-up on the trot for the squad, and also was the third win from the preceding four fixtures. The team have a lead of four points in the second spot, which allows direct entry into the playoff semis.
However, they should be wary about the threat posed by Wellington Phoenix, who have two matches in hand, and have won the last four match-ups on the trot. As such, Heart have no option but to go all in for the win. It helps that they have scored the most number of goals in the league so far, and have amassed an impressive h2h record over the years as well.
In fact, Mombaerts’s men have a combined scoreline of 6-0 from the prior two h2h meetings, and they have won five of the past six such match-ups as well. Moreover, at this venue, they won the latest clash 0-4, and are on a scoring streak of nine visits here. Importantly, since April, Lee’s men have a total of three wins at this stadium in total.
Considering all these observations, it’s deduced that Melbourne City are on course to deliver an impressive performance at the McDonald Jones Stadium.
Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City FC Betting Tips
Double Chance: Melbourne City or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Melbourne City +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9).