The third fixture of the 2021/22 A-League season takes place this Friday with Sydney FC taking on Newcastle Jets at the Jubilee Oval.
Venue: Jubilee Oval (Sydney)
Sydney FC have lost just one of their last ten home games in the league.
They failed to score only once in those 10 games.
The hosts have lost two of their last five games.
Newcastle Jets are winless in their last three games.
They won just two of their last ten away games.
The visitors have kept one clean sheet in their last ten away games.
Head to head
In the last 15 games between both sides, Sydney FC have eight wins while Newcastle Jets have three wins in that period (D4).
Latest Performances in all competitions
Sydney FC: L-W-D-L-W
Newcastle Jets: D-L-L-W-D
The host fell to the defeat last time out, thanks to an early goal from Macarthur FC’s Lachlan Rose. The defeat followed a 4-2 win over Sydney Olympic in the FFA and a 0-0 draw with WS Wanderers in their first league game of the season.
One point from their opening two games has them sitting in 11th place at the moment. Although there are still a lot of games to play in the season, the hosts will be desperate to pick up a win here and avoid being left rooted at the foot of the table in the coming weeks.
With just one loss from their last six games against the Jets, Steve Corica’s side will fancy their chances of picking up maximum points in this game.
Possible Sydney FC starting line-ups
Andrew Redmayne; Ryhan Grant, Alex Wilkinson; Ben Warland, Joel King; Elvis Kamsoba, Anthony Caceres, Paulo Retre, Milos Ninkovic, Trent Buhagiar, Adam Le Fondre.
Newcastle Jets could only pick up a 2-2 draw with WS Wanderers in their last game thanks to goals from Beka Mikeltadze and Olivier Boumal.
The result extended their winless run to three games in all competitions this season, leaving them well outside of the top six places where they are keen on finishing this season after missing out last year.
The visitors have a poor record on the road, having won just two of their last ten away games.
But a run of seven consecutive games with a goal will at least give them the feeling that they can grab a result in this game.
Possible Newcastle Jets starting line-ups
Jack Duncan, Jordan Elsey, Dane Ingham, Matthew Jurman, Jason Hoffman; Angus Thurgate, Kosta Grozos; Savaas Siatravanis, dos Santos, Olivier Boumal, Beka Mikeltadze.
Sydney FC 1-1 Newcastle Jets