A-League Preview: Newcastle Jets vs Perth Glory, key stats, line-ups, odds, prediction

Kuach Yuel of the Jets-Bruno Fornaroli of the Glory
Kuach Yuel of the Jets-Bruno Fornaroli of the Glory | Photo Credit: IMAGO

Newcastle Jets play the third of the A-League fixtures on Saturday when they welcome Perth Glory to the McDonald Jones Stadium in what is their 25th game of the season. 

Stadium: McDonald Jones Stadium (Newcastle)

Key Statistics

Newcastle Jets have won once in their last 15 games. They have scored the least goals in the league this season

Perth Glory are winless in their last three games. They have not won away from home in eight games (D3, L5). They have failed to keep an away clean sheet in 15 games

Newcastle Jets

After their surprise win over Central Coast Mariners in their last outing, bottom-placed Newcastle Jets will be looking to record just their second win in 16 games when they host Perth Glory.

Craig Deans’ men have been awful this season and are sitting in 12th place as a result. However, they can still end the season higher than 12th place if they win this game, as they hope to take all three points in this tie.

They will fancy their chances in this match and can take courage from their last win as they seek to win their second match in a row for the first time this season. The last time they achieved this feat was in August 2020. 

Meanwhile, this match serves as the second to the last game for Craig Deans, who had confirmed his desire not to continue with the side next season following a very tough season. The coach will hope his team can grab a win in this game and afford him the opportunity to at least end on a positive note.

Possible line-ups 

Jack Duncan; Connor O’Toole, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Lachlan Jackson, Matthew Millar; Steven Ugarkovic, Kosta Petratos, Angus Thurgate; Ramy Najjarine, Roy O’Donovan, Valentino Yuel.

Perth Glory

Perth Glory have had a few tough days after seeing their top-six hopes dashed due to some poor results recently.

The visitors were up till their last two games with the chance of breaking into the final series places, but a pair of draws against Macarthur FC and Wellington Phoenix followed by a disappointing loss to Brisbane Roar in their last outing sealed their fate and ensured that they would not play in the final series. 

They will now be looking to end the season as high up the table as possible by picking up maximum points in preparation for a better campaign next season.

But with no win from their last nine away games, Richard Garcia’s side do not look like they will win this game and might as well end the season without a win in four games.

However, they will fancy their chances against their lowly opponents and would look to exert their superiority in this tie.

The coach will be without Sebastian Langkampfor this game, while Christopher Oikonomidis and Osama Malik have recovered from their injuries and are available for selection.

Possible line-ups 

Liam Reddy; Dane Ingham, Darryl Lachman, Jonathan Aspropotamitis, Nicholas Walsh; Christopher Oikonomidis, Neil Kilkenny, Diego Castro, Nicholas D’Agostino; Andy Keogh, Bruno Fornaroli

Betting Odds

Newcastle Jets : Draw : Perth Glory :: 2.87 : 3.60 :2.37

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