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Newcastle United Jets will be facing visitors Wellington Phoenix at McDonald Jones Stadium in this A-League fixture on Sunday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Newcastle United Jets v Wellington Phoenix game - as well as the best betting odds.
Newcastle United Jets
Newcastle United Jets fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 0-1 A-League triumph versus Melbourne Victory.
The only scorer from Newcastle United Jets was Angus Thurgate (72').
Their most recent results really do illustrate the point that huge efforts have been put in by the Newcastle United Jets defence. The Jets have kept it tight, seeing the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their previous 6 outings standing at 4. We will just have to find out if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Going into this one, Newcastle United Jets haven't lost in the league to Wellington Phoenix in their last 2 matches.
After being beaten in their last game against Melbourne Victory in A-League competition, Wellington Phoenix and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Rudy Gestede (45', 49') scored for Melbourne Victory.
The numbers tell their own story, and Wellington Phoenix have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 11 goals in all. Defensively, The Nix certainly have room for improvement.
Coming into this clash, Wellington Phoenix haven't won against Newcastle United Jets in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head clashes stretching back to 21/10/2018 shows that Newcastle United Jets have won 2 of these & Wellington Phoenix 3, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
An aggregate of 19 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 9 of them from The Jets and 10 coming from The Nix. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The last league game featuring these sides was A-League match day 22 on 24/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Wellington Phoenix 1-2 Newcastle United Jets.
The referee was Alex King.
Team News: Newcastle United Jets
Newcastle United Jets manager Craig Deans does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game owing to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Wellington Phoenix
From a largely full-strength group of players, there is only the lone fitness problem for the Wellington Phoenix boss Ufuk Talay to be concerned with. Luke DeVere (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
In our opinion, Wellington Phoenix are dangerous enough to put a goal past this Newcastle United Jets team, however it realistically won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We reckon that it will be a very close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Newcastle United Jets by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Newcastle United Jets
Stadium: McDonald Jones Stadium (33,000)
Captain: Nigel Boogaard
Chairman: Martin Lee
Manager: Craig Deans
Competitions: A-League position 6
⭐ Key Man: Roy O'Donovan
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Roy O'Donovan was born in Cork, Rep. Ireland. After having made a senior debut playing for Sunderland in the 2007 - 2008 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in the A-League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 9 appearances.