2019-20 A-League – Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City kick off? Monday 23rd March, 2020 – 08:30 (UK)

Where is Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City being played? McDonald Jones Stadium

What TV channel is Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to A-League matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City?

Newcastle Jets – http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/Newcastle-Jets-FC-tickets/artist/1055546

Melbourne City – https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=MELCITY19

What was the score in the last meeting between Newcastle Jets & Melbourne City? Melbourne City 2-0 Newcastle Jets

THE TEAM NEWS

NEWCASTLE JETS

  • Newcastle Jets were unable to maintain their unbeaten run as they were narrowly beaten by Brisbane Roar in their most recent game on Friday.
  • The Jets had avoided defeat in their last six games before falling to defeat against the Roar and will be keen to respond here.
  • Joe Ledley has had to settle for a spot on the bench in his last two games but he could be ready to step-up into the starting XI here.

Predicted line-up (3-4-1-2): Italiano; Koutroumbis, Boogaard, Topor-Stanley; Millar, Ledley, Ugarkovic, Burns; D. Petratos; O'Donovan, Arroyo

Unavailable: Jackson (Injured), James (Injured), Kantarovski (Injured)

Doubtful:

KEY STATS

  • Melbourne City's Jamie MacLaren has scored 18 goals in 19 A-League matches this season.
  • Newcastle Jets have lost just 1 of their last 7 A-League matches.
  • Both teams have scored in 5 of Melbourne City's last 7 A-League matches.
  • Melbourne City have won 5 of their last 6 meetings with Newcastle Jets.

MELBOURNE CITY

  • Melbourne City bounced back from their disappointing draw with Western Sydney Wanderers as they put four past Central Coast Mariners.
  • City have now avoided defeat in their last four matches and will be keen to keep that running as they look to secure a top-two place.
  • Erick Mombaerts should be able to name the same side for this game after appearing to come through the Mariners game unscathed.

Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Glover; Atkinson, Good, Griffiths, Jamieson; Brillante; Susaeta, Berenguer, Luna, Noone; MacLaren

Unavailable: Hendry (Injured), Windbichler (Injured)

Doubtful:

THE PREDICTION

Newcastle Jets were unable to keep their unbeaten run intact as they fell to a narrow loss against Brisbane Roar. They will now host Melbourne City in what will be a tough contest and with the visitors winning three of their last four, they should be able to earn at least a point here.

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