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

When? Thursday 23rd November, 08:50 (UK)

Where? McDonald Jones Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport ESPN

Are tickets still available?

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Head-to-head – last five meetings: Melbourne Victory W3, D2
Head-to-head – A-League meetings: Newcastle Jets W14, Melbourne Victory W13 D9
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Newcastle Jets W14, Melbourne Victory W13 D9

Melbourne Victory have only lost two of their last ten meetings with the Newcastle Jets.

These two clubs have met on 36 previous occasions with Melbourne Victory just edging it in terms of total goals scored. They have scored 51 in comparison to Newcastle Jets’ 47.

Newcastle Jets are the highest scorers in the A-League with 16 goals from their first seven matches this season. This is an average of 2.29 goals per game.

They also possess the league’s top goalscorer in Roy O’Donovan who has scored seven of the Jets’ goals this season. His goals make up 44% of the 16 goals that Newcastle have scored.

Newcastle have conceded eight goals from their first seven league matches this season; they have the joint second tightest defence in the division.

Leroy George and Besart Berisha have both scored three goals in the A-League this season and they make up 75% of all of Victory’s league goals in this current campaign.

Melbourne Victory have scored and conceded eight goals from their first seven matches and like Newcastle Jets, they share the mantle of having the second tightest defence in the division (along with Western Sydney Wanderers who have played a game less).

The last time Newcastle Jets got the better of Melbourne Victory was back in October 2015, when David Carney’s goal with just a quarter of an hour remaining would prove to be the difference.