I doubt anyone at Western United or beyond would have expected a start as good as they’ve had, but another great opportunity awaits them on Matchday 6. We take a look at Saturday nights (16/11/2019) A-League Round 6 match which is between the Western United and Newcastle Jets.
When: Saturday 16th November, 7:30PM AEDT
Where: GMHBA Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Mark Rudan is quite clearly a good manager and the quality, well-rounded squad that the club have assembled for their inaugural season has so-far exceeded the hype. I’m sure several people reading this will be thinking about how well the Wanderers did in their maiden season, but they were god-awful for like eight weeks before the penny dropped.
The Jets have been slow from the blocks again, and they failed to capitalise on a ten-man Perth Glory at home last week. This is a harder task, particularly away from home.
Tip: Western United at $2.10
Correct Score: Western United 2 – 1 at $7.50
Western United FC Squad: 1.Filip KURTO (GK), 2.Aaron CALVER, 3.Brendan HAMILL, 4.Andrew DURANTE, 5.Dylan PIERIAS, 6.Connor CHAPMAN, 8.Panagiotis KONE, 9.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS, 10.Scott MCDONALD, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Dario JERTEC, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Max BURGESS, 15.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 17.Joshua CAVALLO, 18.Besart BERISHA, 22.Ersan GULUM, 23.Alessandro DIAMANTI, 26.Kwabena APPIAH-KUBI, 30.Ryan SCOTT (GK) **2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 15.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS (promoted), 17.Joshua CAVALLO (promoted), 18.Besart BERISHA (promoted)
Outs: 19. Josh RISDON (International Duty)
Unavailable: 7. Valentino YUEL (ankle – 2 weeks), 20. James DELIANOV (GK) (knee – season)
Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 10.Dimi PETRATOS, 11.Nick FITZGERALD, 16.Matt MILLAR, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 25.Jack SIMMONS, 28.Pat LANGLOIS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY
Ins: 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (return from injury), 25.Jack SIMMONS (promoted)
Outs: 2.Bobby BURNS (international duty), 9.Abdiel ARROYO (international duty), 23.Matt RIDENTON (international duty)
Unavailable: 8.Wes HOOLAHAN (ankle – indefinite), 14.Kaine SHEPPARD (foot – indefinite)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change