Newcastle Jets vs Western Sydney Wanderers – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | A-League 2021-22

Bernie Ibini-Isei of Western Sydney Wanderers challenges for the ball with Dane Ingham of Newcastle Jets
Bernie Ibini-Isei of Western Sydney Wanderers challenges for the ball with Dane Ingham of Newcastle Jets

Newcastle Jets will welcome Western Sydney Wanderers to McDonald Jones Stadium this Wednesday for another crucial game of the 2021/22 A-League season. 

Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium (Newcastle)

Key Statistics

Newcastle Jets have kept only one clean sheet in their last 13 games in all competitions.

The last 12 games involving the hosts have seen at least 3+ goals scored. 

Newcastle Jets have the worst goal-conceded average in the league this season as they are conceding 1.9 goals per league game this season. 

Western Sydney Wanderers have lost three of their last five games. 

The visitors are winless in their last four away league games (D1, L3).

They have conceded eleven goals in five games away from home this season. Only Wellington Phoenix (11 goals in four games) have a worse away record this season. 

Head to head

Newcastle Jets are the more dominant side in this fixture recently as they have won five of the last ten head-to-head meetings between both sides. WS Wanderers have just one win (D4) in that period. 

Latest performances in all competitions

Newcastle Jets: L-W-L-W-L

WS wanderers: L-W-L-L-W

Newcastle Jets

Newcastle Jets’ inconsistent season continued as they suffered another big loss against Melbourne City last time out.

In a one-sided game at the AAMI Park in Melbourne, goals from Jamie Maclaren, Mathew Leckie and former Arsenal Carl Jenkinson sealed a 3-0 win for the defending champions. Taylor Regan was sent off in the game for Newcastle Jets.

The loss was Newcastle Jets’ third loss of the season, with all the losses coming in the last five games. 

Arthur Papas’ side have struggled to string together a consistent run of form this season, often dropping points after recording a win. 

With 11 points to their name so far, they are currently sitting in eleventh place, level on points with three other teams. 

A win could see them climb up to eighth place on the table and such they will be desperate to get that win here. Given their dominant record in this fixture, they will be confident of recording a win on this occasion. 

Possible Newcastle Jets starting line-up

Jack Duncan; Jason Hoffman, Matthew Jurman, Jordan Elsey, Dylan Murnane; Jordan O’Doherty; Daniel Penha, Angus Thurgate, Samuel Silvera, Olivier Boumal; Beka Mikeltadze.

Injured: Archie Goodwin, Matt Jurman

Doubtful: None

Suspended: Taylor Regan

Western Sydney Wanderers 

Like their hosts, Western Sydney Wanderers lost their last game – a 3-2 loss to Western United.

Goals from Aleksander Prijovic, and Benjamin Garuccio gave Western United the win with Tomer Hemed and Steven Ugarkovic’s goals serving as just only consolation goals for Wanderers. 

They will travel to Newcastle on Wednesday desperate to get a win to keep their hopes of a top-six finish alive.

The visitors currently sit in eighth place, six points behind the top six places. A win will keep them within touching distance with the top while a loss complicates their chances.

Possible WS Wanderers starting line-up

Tomas Mejias; Phillip Cancar, John Koutroumbis, Thomas Aquilina, Adama Traore; Steven Ugarkovic, Terry Antonis, Ramy Najjarine; James Troisi, Dimitri Petratos, Tomer Hemed

Injured: Vedran Janjetovic, Rhys Williams

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None


Newcastle Jets 2-1 WS Wanderers