As Round 28 of the A-League season approaches take a look at the game between Newcastle Jets and Wellington Phoenix which is to be played at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Thursday. Wellington Phoenix are the favourites for the game which is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. We preview the upcoming Newcastle Jets vs. Wellington Phoenix game and give you the latest odds, tips and teams.
When: Thursday August 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Where: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
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Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix Odds
Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix Preview
The Phoenix can draw level with City with a victory on Thursday night. The for-and-against difference between the clubs is two goals in City’s favour.
Wellington have won only one of their five games since the restart. They bookended a 1-0 loss to Wanderers with 1-all draws against Adelaide and Brisbane – coming from a goal down in both – in their last three outings.
Gary Hooper scored the Phoenix’s 82nd-minute equaliser against the Roar but he will miss this game with injury.
The eighth-placed Jets are five points adrift of the top six. It’s unfortunate for the club, because they have been one of the A-League’s form teams before and after the restart. Wins over Sydney FC and Western United either side of a draw with Central Coast since the resumption means Newcastle have lost just one of their last 11 games.
Roy O’Donovan was the match-winner as they overcame Western United 1-0.
Wellington have won six and drawn two of their last 10 against Newcastle, while they’re unbeaten in the last four clashes between the clubs.
The Phoenix prevailed 2-1 at home in the only meeting so far this season. Jaushua Sotirio and Ulises Davila scored for the hosts either side of Abdiel Arroyo’s equaliser for the Jets after a goal-less first half.
There’s always the temptation to get behind the team with the most at stake. But the Jets have been a tough beat since Carl Robinson took over as manager and the draw is the standout head-to-head option. Plenty of value in the under, too.
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Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix Teams
Newcastle Jets FC Squad: 2.Mickey NEILL, 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Roy O’DONOVAN, 9.Abdiel ARROYO, 10.Dimi PETRATOS, 11.Nick FITZGERALD, 12.Lucas MAURAGIS, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 21.Bernie IBINI, 28.Patrick LANGLOIS, 29.Connor O’TOOLE, 31.Maki PETRATOS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 40.Noah JAMES (gk), 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 2.Mickey NEILL (promoted), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI (promoted), 28.Pat LANGLOIS (promoted)
Outs: 17.Joe LEDLEY (injured – hamstring)
Unavailable: 16.Matt MILLAR (hamstring), 22.Lachlan JACKSON (knee – indefinite)
Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Stefan MARINOVIC (gk), 2.Liam McGING, 3.Luke DEVERE, 4.Te Atawhai HUDSON-WIHONGI, 5.Matti STEINMANN, 7.Reno PISCOPO, 8.Cameron DEVLIN, 9.David BALL, 10.Ulises DAVILA, 11.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 12.Brandon WILSON, 13.Liberato CACACE, 14.Alex RUFER, 16.Louis FENTON, 17.Callan ELLIOT, 21.Callum McCOWATT, 23.Walter SCOTT, 27.Steven TAYLOR (c), 30.Zac JONES (gk), 31.Ben WAINE
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 3.Luke DEVERE (return from suspension), 16.Louis FENTON (promoted), 23.Walter SCOTT (promoted)
Outs: 88.Gary HOOPER (Injured – hamstring)
Unavailable: 6.Tim PAYNE (Injured – hamstring)