Melbourne City FC vs Newcastle Jets Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Melbourne City FC vs Newcastle Jets Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

A late flurry of goals led to Melbourne City claiming a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Adelaide United. Despite starting the game with an excellent opportunity, Adelaide found themselves trailing 2-0 by the break after a brace from Marcin Budzinski. A late brace from Dario Vidosic and a goal from Ross McCormack led to a huge win for City. Newcastle Jets fell to a first defeat in four games after a 3-2 loss against Wellington Phoenix. Goals from Matija Ljujic and Daniel Mullen put Wellington 2-0 up by the 36th minute. Andrew Nabbout’s second-half goal did give a positive look for Newcastle before Roy Krishna restored the away team’s two-goal lead. A late goal from Dimitri Petratos did not hinder Wellington’s three points.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

City have the home advantage and momentum coming into the game. Newcastle Jets may be second in the table, but the team has managed a mere two wins in the last five games. Newcastle’s form has dipped a lot in recent weeks, while City have been experiencing contrasting emotions. I would choose a win for Melbourne City.

Ross McCormack continues to display tremendous form with the striker scoring his 14th goal of the season. The striker is expected to complete his return to England at the end of this month, but he will be looking for a proper farewell if that is the case. Ross McCormack has been able to score in each of his last five appearances. I would choose McCormack to score anytime in the game.

Melbourne City win – 11/10

Ross McCormack to score anytime – 3/4

Melbourne City FC saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Melbourne City FC scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Newcastle Jets

Newcastle Jets scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Newcastle Jets saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Melbourne City FC

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Melbourne City FC Form Guide

Melbourne City FC Team Logo

Melbourne City FC

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L A

15-12-2017

A-League

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

23-12-2017

A-League

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

01-01-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

06-01-2018

A-League

Wellington Phoenix Team Logo Wellington Phoenix

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

09-01-2018

A-League

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

14-01-2018

A-League

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo Central Coast Mariners

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

21-01-2018

A-League

Adelaide United Team Logo Adelaide United

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

25-01-2018

A-League

Newcastle Jets Team Logo Newcastle Jets

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

04-02-2018

A-League

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

10-02-2018

A-League

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

Newcastle Jets Form Guide

Newcastle Jets Team Logo

Newcastle Jets

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
W H

16-12-2017

A-League

Adelaide United Team Logo Adelaide United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-12-2017

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

29-12-2017

A-League

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

03-01-2018

A-League

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

09-01-2018

A-League

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo Central Coast Mariners

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

12-01-2018

A-League

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

20-01-2018

A-League

Wellington Phoenix Team Logo Wellington Phoenix

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

25-01-2018

A-League

Melbourne City FC Team Logo Melbourne City FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

03-02-2018

A-League

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

16-02-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Melbourne City FC Preview

Melbourne City are within shouting distance of the top two places and it is a significant improvement compared with the early part of the campaign. City have been one of the form teams over the last six matches and they have taken 10 points in this period. Only Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC have been able to get more points than City in the last six games. Earlier in the campaign, the goals from Ross McCormack were the only solace for the club. Now, however, City have started getting points from across the pitch. Ross McCormack is the second highest scorer in the A-league the season and he has 14 goals so far.

Melbourne City FC Team News

Bruno Fornaroli (malleolar) is the only injury concern for Melbourne City at the moment.

Newcastle Jets Preview

Newcastle Jets received a major setback to the title hopes with the loss against Wellington Phoenix. The club has now fallen seven points behind table leaders Sydney FC. More worryingly, Melbourne City now have a real opportunity to move into the top two positions if they build on their recent run of form. In the first 12 matches of the A-league 2017-18 campaign, Newcastle suffered only two defeats. They have now suffered the same number of losses in the last five games. The club’s defensive record has taken a beating in recent games with the team conceding at 2 goals per game in the last six. Andrew Nabbout is now the leading scorer Newcastle with eight goals.

Newcastle Jets Team News

Roy O’Donovan (groin) and Ronald Vargas (malleolar) are the players unavailable for Newcastle Jets.

Melbourne City FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Newcastle Jets Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Melbourne City FC vs Newcastle Jets Sidelined Players

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