Western Sydney Wanderers vs Newcastle Jets
Date: Friday, 1 February 2019
Kick-Off at 08:50 UK / 09:50 CET
Venue: ANZ Stadium (Sydney).
Newcastle Jets are looking for a three-pointer which would get them back in the race for the top six in the Australian A-League standings. They lost four of past five league outings, a streak caused by a well-congested schedule.
The Jets, who came runners-up to Sydney at the end of the previous term of A-League, lost to top four sides in the league during the mentioned thread. The lone win came against rock-bottomed Central Coast Mariners.
Ernie Merrick’s men are finally looking at a winnable fixture on Friday when they travel to Sydney to take on the Wanderers at ANZ Stadium.
The hosts sit one position and five points behind the Jets in the league ladder. They will also enter the game low on confidence following a run of six defeats and a draw in past seven league affairs.
The Wanderers had a great opportunity to finally pick up a three-pointer seven days ago when they had a two-goal cushion all up until the second minute of the added time away at Brisbane Roar.
However, the lack of meticulousness at the back proved fatal once again for them as penultimate-placed Roar saved a point via to super late stoppage-time goals.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Newcastle Jets: Head-to-head
Western Sydney Wanderers have a positive head to head record with the Jets, but it’s Newcastle who dominated the match-up in recent years.
Newcastle Jets are unbeaten in past five meetings with the Wanderers, three of which they won.
The Jets bagged as many as 12 goals and conceded only 2 in last four meetings with the Wanderers.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Newcastle Jets: Prediction
The hosts have been really easy to break down of late. They have one of weakest defensive records in the entire league with 35 goals allowed in 16 games so far. They shipped at least two goals in all of past nine league affairs.
This will no doubts be the music to the ears of Roy O’Donovan who scored three goals in eight appearances for the Jets this season. The away win just has to be the way to go here at 2.75, while you won’t make a mistake backing Newcastle Jets to net two or more goals at 2.10 either.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Newcastle Jets: Bet Tips
Newcastle Jets to win @ 2.75 (7/4)
Newcastle Jets Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.10 (11/10).