A-League In Focus – Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets Preview

When? Friday 29th August, 08:50 (UK)

Where? AAMI Park

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Melbourne Victory & Newcastle Jets - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=VICTOR1318

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

Last five meetings: Melbourne Victory W2, Newcastle Jets W1, D2
A-League meetings: Melbourne Victory W13, Newcastle Jets W15, D9
All-time meetings: Melbourne Victory W13, Newcastle Jets W15, D9


Predicted line-up: Thomas; Geria, Deng, Williams, Nigro; Valeri, Milligan; Barbarouses, Troisi, George; Berisha

Unavailable: Donachie (Injured), Austin (Injured)



Predicted line-up: Moss; Koutroumbis, Boogaard, Topor-Stanley, Vujica; Ugarkovic, Kantarovski; Hoffman, D. Petratos, Champness; Nabbout

Unavailable: Vargas (Injured), Duncan (Injured), O'Donovan (Injured)


Both teams come into this game in excellent form but it was the Jets who emerged victorious when they played a month ago albeit aided by Milligan's first half sending off. Goals are extremely likely based on that game and recent form so expect over 2.5 goals with confidence here.

The start of 2017 would certainly be a good one for Melbourne Victory as early January saw them pick up maximum points against the Newcastle Jets. It was an entertaining fixture at AAMI Park which saw Victory live up to their name after winning 4-2 in front of their own fans.