Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets
Australia – A-League
Date: Friday, 24 January 2020
Kick-off at 6:15 UK / 7:15 CET
Venue: Westpac Stadium.
Newcastle Jets can slump no further down the table as they have hit rock bottom with just nine points to their name. And now, with Wellington Phoenix on a convincing run of form at home, it looks like the visitors have their work cut out yet again.
Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter witnessed Wellington Phoenix post a 4-1 victory.
- Three of their past five clashes have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their last five meetings.
- Two of their previous ten fixtures have ended as a tie.
- Newcastle Jets have registered the win in just three of their past ten matchups. (W-3, D-2, L-5)
Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets Prediction
Wellington Phoenix had their impressive nine-match unbeaten streak brought to an abrupt halt by Brisbane Roar last week on the road. Despite putting up a good fight in that latter matchup, the hosts failed to find the back of the net and succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at the end of the ninety minutes.
Nevertheless, the home team are currently sitting fifth on the ladder, with a solid twelve-point advantage over foes Newcastle Jets.
On the other hand, the visitors continued their dismal form in the A league by picking up a third consecutive defeat in their most recent clash with Melbourne City. The guests have now admitted defeat in six of their past seven fixtures in the top flight.
It is also worth mentioning that their last taste of success was the 2-0 win over WS Wanderers back in late November.
To make matters worse, Newcastle Jets have been at the losing end in each of their past two trips to this stadium. Taking into account that Wellington Phoenix are unbeaten in their previous five games here, the visitors can rule out any hopes of salvaging even a point in this one.
Furthermore, the hosts have been forced to outscore their opponents at home, as their backline have just not been living up to expectations. They have kept a clean sheet just once in their past seven fixtures at home, and have conceded eight goals in the process as well.
Considering that Newcastle Jets have been consistent in getting their names on the scoresheet in each of their last three visits here, count on both teams to find the back of the net together this week.
Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets Betting tips
Wellington Phoenix to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).