The A-League returns to the fold with another round of matches this weekend as Newcastle Jets take on Melbourne Victory on Saturday. Both teams have been inconsistent this season and will want to win this game.
Melbourne Victory are in third place in the A-League standings and have been impressive this season. The away side played out a 0-0 stalemate against Brisbane Roar last week and will need to step up in this match.
Newcastle Jets, on the other hand, are in ninth place in the league table at the moment and have not been at their best so far. The Jets thrashed Perth Glory by a 6-1 margin in their previous game and will look to achieve a similar result this weekend.
Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory Head-to-Head
Melbourne Victory and Newcastle Jets are on an even footing as far as the official head-to-head record is concerned and have won 20 matches apiece out of a total of 50 games played between the two teams.
The previous meeting between the two teams took place last year and ended in a 2-1 victory for Melbourne Victory. Newcastle Jets have improved in recent months and will look to step up this weekend.
Newcastle Jets form guide in the A-League: W-L-D-W-W
Melbourne Victory form guide in the A-League: D-W-W-W-D
Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory Team News
Archie Goodwin is recuperating from a long-term injury and has been ruled out of this fixture. Matthew Jurman and Angus Thurgate are serving suspensions and will not be included in the squad.
Injured: Archie Goodwin, Ben Katarovski
Suspended: Matthew Jurman, Angus Thurgate
Matt Acton and Robbie Kruse are injured at the moment and have been ruled out of this fixture. Jake Brimmer is recovering from a concussion and will not be able to feature in this game.
Injured: Matt Acton, Robbie Kruse, Jake Brimmer
Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory Predicted XI
Newcastle Jets Predicted XI (4-1-4-1): Michael Weier; Jason Hoffman, Dane Ingham, Jordan Elsey, Dylan Murnane; Jordan O'Doherty; Daniel Penha, Mario Arques, Samuel Silvera, Olivier Boumal; Beka Mikeltadze
Melbourne Victory Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Ivan Kelava; Jason Davidson, Brendan Hamill, Matthew Spiranovic, Jason Geria; Joshua Brilliante, Jay Barnett; Ben Folami, Francesco Margiotta, Marco Rojas; Nicholas D’Agostino
Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory Prediction
Newcastle Jets pulled off a stunning performance in their previous game and will be brimming with confidence this weekend. The Jets have impressive players in their ranks and will look to sustain their momentum on Saturday.
Melbourne Victory have punched above their weight so far and have managed to overcome their mid-season slump. Both teams are on an even footing at the moment and could share the spoils this weekend.
Prediction: Newcastle Jets 2-2 Melbourne Victory