Newcastle Jets vs Western Sydney Wanderers preview: Newcastle Jets aiming to build on their recent wins.
Newcastle Jets got off to a slow start this season with just one win and five goals scored, while Western Sydney Wanderers hit a bad run of form and is without a win after three games. The home side made a comeback in the league with a 1-0 away win against Western United to end a series of winless games.
Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers meet for their A-League clash at Hunter Stadium on Saturday, 30 November (kick-off time 4.30 pm).
Newcastle Jets News
In terms of rankings in the overall table, Newcastle Jets is not a reliable team as they only ranked in 9th place with 5 points. Newcastle Jets has managed to pick up only 1 win and scored only 5 goals in 5 games. In their last 2 games, Newcastle Jets built momentum with a draw and a win and they’ll be keen to extend that run with another positive result. The lack of striking options has been a problem for the team and they have yet to score over one goal in a game this season.
Newcastle Jets possible lineup: Glen Moss, Nigel Boogaard, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Jason Hoffman, Lachlan Jackson, Wesley Hoolahan, Ben Kantarovski, Dimitri Petratos, Nick Fitzgerald, Kaine Sheppard, Abdiel Arroyo.
Western Sydney Wanderers News
Western Sydney Wanderers started the season well, keeping pace with the teams at the top of the league. They are considered as title contenders but things aren’t looking quite as rosy recently. A draw and two losses in their last three games left them six points adrift of league leaders Melbourne City. Western Sydney Wanderers is in 4th place, 5 points more than their opponent.
Western Sydney Wanderers possible lineup: Lopar, Georgievski, McGowan, Wilmering, Ziegler, Baccus, Schwegler, Duke, Meier, Müller, Yeboah.
Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers Head-to-Head
The host is unbeaten in the last six meetings. In their last meet, Newcastle Jets won 3-2 at home. Three out of their last 5 fixtures saw both sides scoring.
Western Sydney Wanderers has been scoring three goals in their last two games and will be confident of finding the net against Newcastle Jets. Both sides aren’t too far apart in terms of attacking stats. Newcastle Jets has an average of 1 goal per game while Western Sydney is averaging 1.33 goals per game. Western Sydney had a much better defensive output, conceding just 1.11 goals per game. That said, pick Western Sydney Wanderers to win by 1 goal.