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22 Feb 2018 by TSZ

A-League In Focus – Brisbane Roar vs Newcastle Jets Preview

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When? Saturday 24th February, 06:35 (UK)

Where? Suncorp Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 2

Are tickets still available?

Brisbane Roar & Newcastle Jets - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=GR2118

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Brisbane Roar W1, Newcastle Jets W4
A-League meetings: Brisbane Roar W15, Newcastle Jets W15, D11

BRISBANE ROAR

Predicted line-up: Young; Hingert, Papadopoulos, Bowles, Franjic; Kristensen, McKay; Bautheac, Ben Khalfallah, Holman; Maccarone

Unavailable: Theo (Injured), Caletti (Injured), D'Agostino (Injured), DeVere (Injured), O'Toole (Injured), Oxborrow (Injured)

Doubtful:

NEWCASTLE JETS

Predicted line-up: Duncan; Georgievski, Topor-Stanley, Boogaard, Vujica; Ugarkovic, Brown; Champness, D. Petratos, Nabbout; O'Donovan

Unavailable: Vargas (Injured), Kantarovski (Injured), Rodriguez (Injured)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Brisbane Roar’s form over the last six A-League matches has been indifferent to say the least as they have won three and lost three. This weekend they play host to the Newcastle Jets while hoping that they can turn in one of their better performances, especially when they go up against a side that currently sits second in the table. Ernie Merrick’s men have lost just once in their last six matches and will be good value to earn all three points on Saturday.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The last time that the Brisbane Roar beat Newcastle Jets on their own soil was back in April 2016, which came courtesy of a 2-1 win at the Suncorp Stadium. It was a win that they had to earn from a losing position, and that was because Leonardo opened the scoring for the Newcastle Jets five minutes after the restart but goals from Henrqiue Silva and Thomas Broich made sure it was the Roar who earned maximum points.


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