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The A-League fixture at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday sees home team Newcastle United Jets welcome guests Western United.
Our Newcastle United Jets v Western United predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Newcastle United Jets
Newcastle United Jets go into this game following a 0-0 A-League draw against Central Coast Mariners.
Their more recent scorelines highlight the fact that not much more can be done by the Newcastle United Jets rearguard. The Jets have been stingy, with the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their last six outings standing at 4. Having said that, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend shall be replicated in this match.
Going into this encounter, Newcastle United Jets are unbeaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
Western United will come into the match following a 1-2 A-League win as they beat Melbourne Victory in their most recent match.
For Western United, the scorers were Tomislav Uskok (38') and Max Burgess (57'). Storm Roux (83') scored for Melbourne Victory.
The stats don’t lie, and Western United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 7 goals overall. In defence, The West certainly have room for improvement.
Heading into this contest, Western United are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
The previous league clash featuring the two was A-League match day 17 on 01/02/2020 when it finished Newcastle United Jets 0-0 Western United.
The match was refereed by Jonathan Barreiro.
Team News: Newcastle United Jets
Newcastle United Jets boss Carl Robinson has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this game owing to a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Western United
Due to a completely healthy squad available to select from, Western United boss Mark Rudan doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all before this game.
We’re of the view that Western United are capable enough to break down this Newcastle United Jets team, however that might not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a narrow 2-1 victory for Newcastle United Jets by the conclusion of the game. Definitely a tough call.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Newcastle United Jets
Stadium: McDonald Jones Stadium (33,000)
Captain: Nigel Boogaard
Chairman: Martin Lee
Manager: Carl Robinson
Competitions: A-League position 8
⭐ Key Player: Dimitri Petratos
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Dimitri Petratos was born in Sydney, Australia. Having made a first senior appearance for Sydney FC in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 5 league goals in the A-League 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in a total of 24 appearances.