Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory
Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
Kick-Off at 8:30 UK.
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle.
Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory will close Saturday’s action in A-League at McDonald Jones Stadium.
Both sides have underperformed in the opening three months, being far away from the playoffs race. Visiting squad has collected slightly more points in the last five outings in comparison to Newcastle Jets, but they are still considered underdogs in this encounter.
Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory Head-to-head
The first head to head match of the season was easily won by Melbourne Victory 4-0 on 5th January. Robbie Kruse had one hell of a performance back then, scoring one goal and providing two assists. That was the last time he scored in A-League.
Newcastle Jets defeated Melbourne 19 times in history, while losing 21 encounters.
The average number of goals in all their games so far is at 2.74 per duel.
Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory Prediction
Newcastle Jets have spent a lot of time hammered to the bottom of the table. However, they are unbeaten in three consecutive games, winning a point of Western United and Western Sydney Wanderers, while beating Central Coast Mariners.
Now they are 10th with 14 points, which is a still mile away from the top six. One of the main issues for them is defending, having the worst defensive stats in the league. This squad conceded 35 goals in 17 games so far.
As for their opponents, Melbourne Victory are completely unrecognizable. Team which ended the previous campaign in A-League at great 3rd place is now 9th with 16 points from 17 duels. Spanish coach Carlos Perez surely can’t be happy with super-high 66% loss rate when playing away from home.
Both teams are lacking consistency in the last couple of months. We feel that most realistic full-time winner option is the draw at 3.50.
As for the goals market, going for BTTS is logical choice considering Newcastle Jets kept only one clean sheet in the last 11 games.
Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory Bet Tips
A full-time Draw @ 3.50
Both teams to Score @ 1.51 odd.