The A-League meeting at GMHBA Stadium on Monday will see home side Western United lock horns with opponents Newcastle United Jets.
View all Western United v Newcastle United Jets tips, stats and our pre-match poll below (inc. the best betting odds).
Western United head into this match following on from a 1-1 A-League stalemate against Wellington Phoenix.
In that game, Western United had 46% possession and 10 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Western United was Lachlan Wales (27'). At the other end, Wellington Phoenix had 13 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Ben Waine (7') was the scorer for Wellington Phoenix.
Western United haven’t had any problems with scoring, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They have hit an aggregate of 8 during that time and have conceded a total of 7.
Coming into this meeting, Western United haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
Newcastle United Jets
Previously, Newcastle United Jets drew 2-2 in the A-League match with Macarthur FC.
In that match, Newcastle United Jets managed 35% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Newcastle United Jets, goals were scored by Roy O'Donovan (27') and Steven Ugarković (57'). Macarthur FC got 17 shots at goal with 6 on target. Charles M'Mombwa (36') and Loïc Puyo (45') scored for Macarthur FC.
Looking at their form, and Newcastle United Jets have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 12 goals in all. At the back, The Jets seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, though.
Going into this contest, Newcastle United Jets are without an away win for the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
The last league game between these sides was A-League match day 15 on 05/04/2021 and the score finished Newcastle United Jets 0-1 Western United.
That time, Newcastle United Jets had 47% possession and 20 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
At the other end, Western United had 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Lachlan Wales (1') was the scorer.
The referee was Ben Abraham.
Team News: Western United
There’s just the lone fitness concern for the Western United gaffer Mark Rudan to contend with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Brad Inman (Quarantine) is sidelined.
Team News: Newcastle United Jets
Due to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, Newcastle United Jets manager Craig Deans does not have any fitness concerns to report before this match.
We’re thinking that Newcastle United Jets would be disappointed if they were not to find the back of the net against this Western United team, but it possibly won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We reckon that it will be both teams to score in a 2-1 winning margin for Western United when the full-time whistle blows. Looking forward to this.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: GMHBA Stadium (36,000)
Captain: Alessandro Diamanti
Chairman: Jason Sourasis
Manager: Mark Rudan
Competitions: A-League position 8
🔑 Key Man: Besart Berisha
Usually taking up the Striker position, Besart Berisha was born in Priština, Kosovo. Having made his senior debut playing for Aalborg BK in the 2004 - 2005 season, the talented Forward has scored 7 league goals in this A-League 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 16 appearances.