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

When? Saturday 18th November, 08:50 (UK)

Where? Allianz Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Sydney FC - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=SYDFC0718

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Head-to-head – last five meetings: Sydney FC W5
Head-to-head – A-League meetings: Sydney FC W24, Newcastle W6, D8
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Sydney FC W25, Newcastle W7, D8

Sydney FC have won their last eight A-League meetings with Newcastle Jets and are unbeaten in their last 13 (W11 D2).

Sydney FC’s unbeaten start to the season ended in week six after losing to Central Coast Mariners. Prior to that, they had won four and drawn one from their first five matches of the A-League campaign.

Sydney FC have the best home record in the A-League this season; they have picked up seven from a possible nine points with seven of their nine goals coming in front of their own fans.

Sydney FC are averaging 1.5 goals a game in the A-League this season while only conceding an average of one goal against at the other end.

Their current top scorer is Bobo; the Brazilian has scored four goals this season.

Sydney FC have the best disciplinary record in the division with just six yellow cards shown to them after half-a-dozen league matches played.

Newcastle Jets have not beaten Sydney FC in the A-League since October 2012.

Newcastle Jets top the A-League after six weeks and are unbeaten this season (W4, D2).

Newcastle Jets have the best away record in the A-League this season with three wins from three, and they have scored nine of their 15 goals on the road.

They have scored the most league goals this season with 15 from their first half-dozen fixtures - an average of 2.5 goals per game.

The Jets also possess the A-League’s top goalscorer with Roy O’Donovan scoring seven goals from six matches - an average of 1.16 goals per game.

October 2012 saw these two sides pitted together in Sydney, but it would be the Newcastle Jets who would fly back with all three points thanks to a 3-2 away win in week two of the season. Former England international Emile Heskey played a huge part in the Jets’ win after getting on the scoresheet.