A-League In Focus - Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City Preview

When? Saturday 2nd December, 08:50 (UK)

Where? McDonald Jones Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 2

Are tickets still available?

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STATS & FACTS
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Newcastle Jets W2, Melbourne City W3
Head-to-head – A-League meetings: Newcastle Jets W9, Melbourne City W9, D3
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Newcastle Jets W9, Melbourne City W9, D3

In the last eight meetings between the two clubs there has not been a draw.

Both teams may have won nine of their 21 previous encounters, but Melbourne City are on top when it comes to total goals scored. They have scored 41 goals compared to the Jets’ 31.

Both Newcastle Jets and Melbourne City have conceded nine goals from their first eight A-League matches - an average of 1.13 goals against per game.

Newcastle Jets are the A-League’s top goalscorers this season with 20 goals to their name - an average of 2.5 goals per game.

They also possess the division’s top scorer with Irish forward Roy O’Donovan finding the net on seven occasions; he has been responsible for 35% of their goals in this A-League campaign.

Newcastle Jets are unbeaten at home in the A-League this season, with four matches yielding eight points after two wins and two draws.

Regarding current form, Newcastle Jets have the best record over the past six matches having picked up 13 points from a possible 18. Their only loss this season has come at the hands of table-toppers Sydney FC.

Melbourne City haven't won in their last four A-League games – three defeats and one draw.

Melbourne City have scored 10 goals in the A-League this season after eight games played - an average of 1.25 goals a game.

Ross McCormack is Melbourne City’s top scorer this season; he has scored five of their 10 goals and makes the biggest percentage contribution (50%) in terms of goals out of the current top ten players in the scoring charts.

Away from home, Melbourne City have won two of the three matches with their only away defeat coming at the hands of Brisbane Roar.

Each of the away games that Melbourne City have played this season has resulted in at least a goal.

MEMORABLE MEETING
December 2015 resulted in a memorable trip to Newcastle for Melbourne City as they came away with all three points thanks to a very comfortable 4-0 win. Current Huddersfield man Aaron Mooy bagged himself a brace as City strolled to victory.