Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets A-League Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Victory aiming for fourth straight win over Jets

Andrew Hendrie 28 Feb 2019
  • Melbourne Victory clash with Newcastle Jets in Round 21 of the A-League on Saturday night
  • Victory have won the last three encounters between the teams
Victory face Jets on Saturday

Melbourne Victory target their fourth straight win over Newcastle Jets when the two sides clash in A-League Round 21 action on Saturday night in Geelong.

Victory vs Jets kicks off at 7.50pm AEST at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.

Prediction

Match Preview


Victory will be hoping to reclaim second spot on the ladder when they square off against the Jets for the third time this season.

Following on from there 1-0 win in last season’s Grand Final, Victory have continued to be successful against Newcastle, winning both of their previous encounters this campaign - and if they can prevail again, it will be their longest winning streak against the club.

Currently trailing Sydney by one point in second and runaway competition leaders Perth by nine, it’s essential that Victory bag all three points if they want to remain in the hunt for a top two finish.

Kevin Muscat’s troops will take plenty of confidence from their last outing, with Victory holding cross-town rivals City to a 1-1 draw despite playing 75 minutes with 10 men after George Niedermeier was sent from the field in the opening half.

Newcastle meanwhile will have welcomed a full week’s break after playing four games in the last 12 days leading into last week because of their Asian Champions League qualifying campaign, which ended in a 4-1 defeat away to defending champions Kashima Antlers.

In a way, that loss could prove a blessing in disguise, because the Jets need to focus on the A-League, where they trail the top six by five points.

Newcastle have only lost one of their last eight A-League games and have closed the gap, but they missed a golden chance to reduce that deficit even more when they were held to a 0-0 stalemate in a lacklustre encounter with Adelaide last week.

It’s a huge game for the Jets, but their recent record against Victory doesn’t give them much cause for optimism. Victory have won the last three and will be determined to get back to winning ways after last week’s draw. Newcastle will fight hard, but a lack of real quality up front this season could prove their undoing again.

Match Odds


Melbourne Victory - $1.97
Newcastle Jets - $3.40
Draw - $3.70

Stats


  • Victory have won their last three meetings
  • Jets haven’t won outside of NSW in almost 12 months
  • Victory won 2-1 in their last clash in Round 13

Tips


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