A-League In Focus – Newcastle Jets vs Perth Glory Preview

When? Friday 6th April, 10:50 (UK)

Where? McDonald Jones Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

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

Last five meetings: Newcastle Jets W2, Perth Glory W1, D2
A-League meetings: Newcastle Jets W8, Perth Glory W22, D8


Predicted line-up: Duncan; Hoffman, Jackson, Topor-Stanley, Vujica; Ugarkovic, Kantarovski; D. Petratos, Vargas, Rodriguez; O'Donovan

Unavailable: Boogaard (Injured), Georgievski (Suspended)



Predicted line-up: Reddy; Neville, Djulbic, Lowry, Mills; Kilkenny, Xavi Torres; Harold, Taggart, Diego Castro; Keogh

Unavailable: Wilson (Illness)


Newcastle Jets have secured second place in the regular season A-League table and with that they move straight into the semi-final stage of the play-offs. With that in mind, Ernie Merrick may well use this upcoming clash with Perth Glory as an opportunity to rest and rotate his squad.

The same luxury cannot be afforded to the Perth based outfit who know that anything less than a win will severely dent their hopes of finishing in the top six and extending their campaign for another few weeks.

The result may well hinge on just how much Newcastle Jets are changed going into this game and whether Perth Glory can take advantage of the situation that may be presented to them, although with 14 league defeats to their name this season you get the feeling that they may not be able to as the Jets end the season on a relative high with another three points under their belt.

January 2016 did not bring a good start to the year for Newcastle Jets, especially when they were humiliated by Perth Glory in front of their own fans. The visitors hit them for six in an awesome display of attacking endeavour at the McDonald Jones Stadium.

Although the Jets took the lead after 14 minutes, that was good as it got for the home side as they conceded a half-dozen unanswered goals. Diego Castro earned most of the plaudits with a brace, but he was just one of five Perth players to get on the scoresheet that afternoon.