We take a look at Friday nights (15/2/2019) A-League 2019 match which is between Newcastle Jets and Melbourne City. Newcastle Jets go into the match as favourites to win at home but it is almost a flip of the coin market.
When: Friday 15 February, 7:50pm
Where: McDonald Jones Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Just ten months ago these sides were meeting in an A-League Semi Final and now City have a chance to put another nail in the Jets season by taking all three points in the Hunter.
City has won the two meetings between these sides this season, both coming at AAMI Park however and the Jets haven’t lost in their last three home games.
Neither side has really set the scoreboard alight this season with City having the third worst goals scored tally of 22 and the Jets having the second worst number at 21.
During the transfer window City went out to address that issue and brought in Jamie Maclaren who scored on debut and has a proven track record at this level and should be able to find a goal to put City ahead early.
Tip: Melbourne City at $1.67
Correct Score: Melbourne City 2-1 at $TBA
Newcastle Jets squad: 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 8.Jair, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Kaine SHEPPARD, 16.Nick COWBURN, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Matthew RIDENTON, 24.Joe CHAMPNESS, 25.Jack SIMMONS, 28.Pat LANGLOIS, 29.Jake ADELSON, 32.Angus THURGATE, 40.Noah JAMES (gk), 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY (c)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 16.Nick COWBURN (promoted), 19.Kosta PETRATOS (promoted), 22.Lachlan JACKSON (promoted), 24.Joe CHAMPNESS (return from injury), 25.Jack SIMMONS (promoted), 28.Pat LANGLOIS (promoted), 29.Jake ADELSON (promoted), 32.Angus THURGATE (promoted), 40.Noah JAMES (gk) (promoted)
Outs: 1.Glen MOSS (gk) (omitted), 3.Jason HOFFMAN (ankle – TBC), 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (omitted), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI (omitted), 7.Dimi PETRATOS (omitted), 10.Ronald VARGAS (omitted), 17.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI (omitted)
Melbourne City FC squad: Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI, 2.Ritchie De LAET, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c), 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 8.Riley MCGREE, 9.Shayon HARRISON, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 19.Lachlan WALES, 21.Ramy NAJJARINE, 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 29.Jamie MACLAREN
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS (promoted), 15.Kearyn BACCUS (returns from suspension)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change