Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix
Date: Thursday, 7th February 2019
Kick-off at 8:50 UK/ 9:50 CET
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium (Newcastle).
The only team from New Zealand is going to face a tough completion from the Jets. Both these teams are placed one above the other in the mid half of the point table.
The Nix plays physical style and is always committed to breaking the opposition’s rhythm of play using the high press. Counter-attacking and long ball style of play is adapted by Mark Rudan and his boys.
They scored 1.4 goals per game and conceded almost the same. Roy Krishna is leading the line with 11 goals and created 2 chances for other members of the team.
The last year’s runner up is finding themselves in a little bit of bother, as they conceded 9 defeats this season alone. Ernest Merrick’s men are very weak in keeping possession of the ball and pass distribution.
The Jets are not doing enough in the attacking third, only scoring 20 of them. The mid-field is always breached by the opposition, as they don’t have quality players to control the game in midfield.
Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix Head-to-head (h2h)
The Nix holds upper hand with a 3-1 margin in the last 5 meetings.
Three or more goals have been scored 4 out of the last 5 encounters.
At McDonald Jones Stadium, home side leads 3-1 in previous 5 meetings.
The Jets scored 13 goals against this opposition in last 5 occasions.
Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix Prediction
Both teams will be looking to fight a tactical battle and gain something out this match. The home team knows their strength and weakness, so they will not go out attacking from the word go. It will be quite interesting to watch how both teams will line up. This will be cagey affairs, as both will be looking to defend their post and take one point from this game.
History suggests that both teams will score goals in this fixture. Individual error and losing ball possession in the attacking third will result in goals. The forward line must be more vigilant and finish the chance once it occurs.
Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix Betting Tips
Draw @ 3.60 (13/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.57 (4/7).