The A-League match between Newcastle Jets and Melbourne City features Bettingpro.com.au's bet of the day for Sunday, December 15.
Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City – 6.30pm AEST
It’s a big game for both City and the Jets as the two sides aim to return to the winners circle to conclude A-League Round 10 in the Hunter.
Newcastle were unbeaten in their last three and improving fast heading into last week’s clash with Adelaide, but despite dominating the game, they lost 2-1 due to some poor concentration lapses in defence.
Once again, the Jets are creating ample chances, but they don’t have the class up front to put them away – much like last season.
The Jets have more shots on average per game than any other team in the competition (17), but they’ve only managed to win two of their first seven games of the season.
Meanwhile, this game could tell us whether City will challenge Sydney FC for the premiership or battle with numerous other sides to simply stay in the top six.
City had put together a strong start to the season, making the FFA Cup final and winning five of their first seven games in the A-League, but they were extremely disappointing in a 3-0 home loss to Perth last week.
It was the first game all season where Jamie Maclaren had failed to score, so the Socceroos striker will bed determined to make up for it this week.
Newcastle are a much better team than their results suggest, but they need to do something about their finishing. City were poor last week and don’t have a great record in the Hunter. The Jets can win this if they can take their chances.
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