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Newcastle United Jets will arrive at AAMI Park on Thursday for the A-League game with hosts Melbourne City.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Melbourne City v Newcastle United Jets are shown on this page - plus the latest match odds.
Melbourne City prepare for this match coming off the back of a 1-1 A-League draw against Macarthur FC.
In that game, Melbourne City had 50% possession and 11 shots on goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Melbourne City was Connor Metcalfe (59'). Macarthur FC had 6 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Michael Ruhs (77') scored for Macarthur FC.
Matches involving Melbourne City have proved to be exciting affairs recently with plenty of scoring being the norm. Over their past 6 clashes, a total of 24 goals have gone in for both sides combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 17 of them coming from City.
Analysis of their past results shows that Melbourne City:
- have not registered a win against Newcastle United Jets in their previous 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 5 league matches at home.
Newcastle United Jets
After tasting defeat last time out to Western United in A-League action, Newcastle United Jets and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Newcastle United Jets had 44% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Newcastle United Jets was Nikolai Topor-Stanley (12' Own goal). For their opponents, Western United got 12 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Dylan Pierias (69') was the scorer for Western United.
The numbers tell their own story, and Newcastle United Jets have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 10 goals in total. Defensively, The Jets have seen their frailties exposed. Still, we will just have to wait and see if the trend will persist in this next game.
Heading into this contest, Newcastle United Jets haven't won against Melbourne City in games played away from home for the previous 6 league games. Not good.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 06/01/2019, neither club has come out on top overall with Melbourne City winning 3 of those games, Newcastle United Jets 3 and 0 being draws in regulation time.
A combined total of 17 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 10 of them for City and 7 created by The Jets. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The last league meeting between these clubs was A-League match day 19 on 07/02/2021 when it ended Newcastle United Jets 1-0 Melbourne City.
The referee was Alex King.
Team News: Melbourne City
Melbourne City manager Patrick Kisnorbo will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all coming into this match owing to a fully healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Newcastle United Jets
Due to a mostly full-strength group, there is just a single fitness problem for the Newcastle United Jets gaffer Craig Deans to be concerned with. Syahrian Abimanyu (Hamstring Injury) won’t be playing here.
It’s looking like Newcastle United Jets will do really well to find the net against a Melbourne City team who appear set to win well here.
We’re tipping a convincing 3-0 win for Melbourne City at the end of the game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AAMI Park (30,050)
Captain: Scott Jamieson
Chairman: Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Manager: Patrick Kisnorbo
Competitions: A-League position 1
🔑 Key Man: Jamie Maclaren
Usually used in the Striker position, Jamie Maclaren was born in Melbourne, Australia. Having made a first senior appearance for Perth Glory in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Forward has hit 19 league goals in the A-League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 17 appearances.