Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Newcastle Jets were able to claim a second consecutive league victory after a 1-0 victory over Brisbane Roar. An 11th minute goal from Jason Hoffman appeared to send Newcastle Jets on their way to an immense victory. Brisbane Roar goalkeeper Jamie Young had a huge role to play in this game, as he kept the scores at 1-0. Wellington Phoenix were able to claim a late 1-1 draw with Western Sydney Wanderers at home. Brendon Santalab once again was the menace for Wellington after scoring the opening goal in the 28th minute, but Matija Ljujic came up with a 75th minute equaliser. Brandon Hammill was sent off late in the game after a second bookable offence.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

In the last six games between these two clubs, the home team has emerged successful on five occasions. Such has been the role played by home form in this game and Newcastle seem on course for a third consecutive victory. Wellington may be playing well in recent weeks, but the club are yet to win an away match this season. Newcastle, meanwhile, have picked up four wins on the bounce at the McDonald Jones Stadium. A Newcastle victory is on the cards.

Wellington Phoenix have decent scoring form in recent weeks with the team failing to score just once in the last five, but they are up against a strong Newcastle team that has kept three consecutive clean sheets at home. Newcastle last conceded a home goal more than a month ago. I would opt for a Newcastle clean sheet.

Newcastle Jets win – 4/6

Newcastle Jets clean sheet – 7/4

Newcastle Jets saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Newcastle Jets saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Wellington Phoenix saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Newcastle Jets

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Newcastle Jets Form Guide

Newcastle Jets Team Logo

Newcastle Jets

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
D A

16-02-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

24-02-2018

A-League

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-03-2018

A-League

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

17-03-2018

A-League

Wellington Phoenix Team Logo Wellington Phoenix

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

23-03-2018

A-League

Adelaide United Team Logo Adelaide United

FT 5 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

01-04-2018

A-League

Melbourne City FC Team Logo Melbourne City FC

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

06-04-2018

A-League

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

14-04-2018

A-League

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo Central Coast Mariners

FT 2 - 8

(HT 1 - 3)

W H

27-04-2018

A-League Playoff

Melbourne City FC Team Logo Melbourne City FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

05-05-2018

A-League Playoff

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Wellington Phoenix Form Guide

Wellington Phoenix Team Logo

Wellington Phoenix

Won

2

Draw

1

Lost

7
L A

02-02-2018

A-League

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

11-02-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

17-02-2018

A-League

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

23-02-2018

A-League

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo Central Coast Mariners

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-03-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

17-03-2018

A-League

Newcastle Jets Team Logo Newcastle Jets

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

25-03-2018

A-League

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-03-2018

A-League

Adelaide United Team Logo Adelaide United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

08-04-2018

A-League

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

14-04-2018

A-League

Melbourne City FC Team Logo Melbourne City FC

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Newcastle Jets Preview

Newcastle Jets continue to be one of the pacesetters in the league, and the club has certainly recovered from a slump in form that threatened to give Sydney a free run at the title. Still, a return of three victories in the last five does not scream of title winning form, but Newcastle have reasons to be confident about catching Sydney, who are just six points ahead after the weekend results. Earlier in the campaign, the club were demolishing opponents with plenty of goals but they have since been measured in recent weeks. Andrew Nabbout has emerged as a key player in recent weeks with the winger now level on goals (7) with Roy O’Donovan.

Newcastle Jets Team News

Ronald Vargas (malleolar) and Roy O’Donovan (groin) remain on the sidelines for Newcastle Jets.

Wellington Phoenix Preview

Wellington come into the game with a decent set of performances in the last few matches, but still results have not been good enough for the team to get away from the bottom of the A-League 2017-18 table. This is down to run of just one win over the last nine league matches, although Wellington have certainly deserved a couple of victories in this period for their performances. The key issue for the team stems from lack of defensive solidarity, as the team has kept just one clean sheet in the last five. As a result, the record of 29 goals conceded so far this season make Wellington as the second worst defensive unit.

Wellington Phoenix Team News

There are no injuries or suspensions for manager Darije Kalezic to deal with.

Newcastle Jets Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

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

Wellington Phoenix Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

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 vs Wellington Phoenix Sidelined Players

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