A-League In Focus – Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets Preview

When? Wednesday 3rd January, 08:50 (UK)

Where? Allianz Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport ESPN

Are tickets still available?

Sydney FC & Newcastle Jets - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=SYDFC1418

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: Sydney FC W5
A-League meetings: Sydney FC W26, Newcastle Jets W6, D8
All-time meetings: Sydney FC W26, Newcastle Jets W6, D8

SYDNEY FC

Predicted line-up: Redmayne; Wilkshire, Buijs, Wilkinson, Zullo; Brillante, O'Neill; Mierzejewski, Brosque, Ninkovic; Bobo

Unavailable: Grant (Injured)

Doubtful: Simon (Injured)

NEWCASTLE JETS

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

Unavailable: Vargas (Injured), Duncan (Injured), O'Donovan (Injured), Cowburn (International duty), Boogaard (Injured), Vujica (Suspended)

Doubtful: Koutroumbis (Injured), Kantarovski (Injured)

PREDICTION
Sydney remain in superb form right now and they will be motivated to extend their lead even further over the Jets. The visitors have some negative team news and have been forced to call up a handful of teenagers which does not bode well when facing the best team in the league. Home win.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Newcastle Jets have not beaten Sydney FC in 14 attempts (D2, L12). The last time they were successful against their upcoming opponents was back in December 2012. Former England international Emile Heskey would play a huge part in the Jets’ 2-1 win over Sydney as he scored the goal that put his side 2-0 up and all but wrapped up the points.