Perth Glory bring a 10-game A-League unbeaten run into their Round 21 encounter with Newcastle Jets on Saturday.
Jets vs Glory kicks off at 5.00pm AEDT at McDonald Jones Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.
Up to second on the ladder, can Perth extend their big unbeaten run and cement their status as the best team in the A-League behind Sydney FC when the face off against a rejuvenated Jets outfit on Saturday?
After a slow start to the season, Perth have found their swagger, putting together their aforementioned 10-game unbeaten run to surge into second spot.
Last year’s beaten Grand Finalists are starting to round into top form at exactly the right time as they look to go one step further in 2020.
Perth recorded a last-start 1-1 draw with fellow in-form side Brisbane and will be confident of continuing their dominant record over Newcastle.
However, the Jets have improved over the last month and since the appointment of new manager Carl Robinson, last suffering defeat on January 24 after going four games unbeaten.
Newcastle have drawn their last two matches 1-1 against fellow strugglers the Wanderers and Victory, but they have bolstered their squad in recent times, bringing back striker Roy O’Donovan, along with Bernie Ibini and former EPL midfielder Joe Ledley.
It’s an absolutely must-win game for the Jets if they want to keep their slim finals hopes alive, but it’s a tall order against an in-form team that they traditionally struggle against.
Perth Glory – $2.50
Newcastle Jets – $2.88
Draw – $3.40
– Glory won 6-2 in their last meeting on December 21
– Jets haven’t beaten Perth at home since 2011
– Perth unbeaten against Jets in last six meetings