A-League In Focus – Newcastle Jets vs Western Sydney Wanderers Preview

When? Friday 22nd December, 08:50 (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

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Western Sydney Wanderers W3, D2
A-League meetings: Newcastle Jets W3, Western Sydney Wanderers W8, D5
All-time meetings: Newcastle Jets W3, Western Sydney Wanderers W8, D5

NEWCASTLE JETS

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

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

Doubtful:

WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS

Predicted line-up: Janjetovic; Hamill, Aspropotamitis, Thwaite, Llorente; Cejudo, Bonevacia, Keanu Baccus; Kusukami, Santalab, Bridge

Unavailable: Tyson (Injured), Sotirio (Injured), Scott (Out of favour), Risdon (Suspended)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
The Wanderers have an outstanding record against the Jets but it is the Newcastle outfit who have been by far the better of the two teams this season. The Wanderers beat the Mariners last week but this Jets side is a class above and the hosts have to be favoured in potentially a high scoring affair.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The last time Western Sydney Wanderers got the better of the Newcastle Jets was back in April of this year as they strolled to a comfortable 3-0 win. The game was all but wrapped up before the break and Robert Cornthwaite earned the plaudits after bagging a brace that afternoon.