Newcastle Jets and Wellington Phoenix will meet on Thursday for a game of round 18 of the Australian A-League. The teams are neighbors in the standings, with the guests occupying 6th spot with 26 points and the hosts 7th, with eight points less. Phoenix are now on the last spot ensuring place in the play-off stages and their opponents will need a mini miracle if they are to replace them. No teams are relegated in the end of the season in Australia.
Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last H2H game||Last H2H games||Last H2H games home/away|
|Newcastle Jets||Loss||7 W/ 4 D/ 9 L||4 W/ 1 D/ 5 L|
|Wellington Phoenix||Win||9 W/ 4 D/ 7 L||5 W/ 1 D/ 4 L|
Last game at this venue: 20.01.2018 Newcastle Jets – Wellington Phoenix 2:3; Andrew Nabbout 48’, Dimitrios Petratos 86’ (penalty); Matija Ljujic 28’, Daniel Mullen 58’ Roy Krishna 58’
Last game between the teams: 21.10.2018 Wellington Phoenix – Newcastle Jets 2:1; Daniel Georgievski 32’ (own goal), Roy Krishna 89’; Dimitrios Petratos 90’
Worth mentioning: Five of the last six meetings featured over 2,5 goals, whilst both teams managed to score on three occasions. Newcastle have not scored less than two goals in any of the last five games played at McDonald Jones Stadium. Andrew Naboot from the Jets has scored in each of the last three home games against Wellington.
Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix Stats
|As of 04.02||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Newcastle Jets||Win||3 W/ 1 D/ 6 L||2 W/ 1 D/ 2 L|
|Wellington Phoenix||Loss||5 W/ 3 D/ 2 L||1 W/ 3 D/ 1 L|
Last game Newcastle Jets: 01.02.2019 Western Sydney Wanderers – Newcastle Jets 1:5; Jaushua Sotirio 72’; Dimitrios Petratos 18’, Jason Hoffman 22’, Roy O’Donovan 45’, 59’ (penalty), Matthew Ridenton 49’; Roy O’Donovan missed a penalty in the 45’
Last game Wellington Phoenix: 02.02.2019 Perth Glory – Wellington Phoenix 3:0 Shane Lowry 19’, Chrispher Ikonomidis, Andy Keogh 64’
Top performers Newcastle Jets: Roy O’Donovan 5 goals 1 assist, Dimitrios Petratos 3 goals 3 assists, Jason Hoffman 3 goals 2 assists.
Top performers Wellington Phoenix: Roy Krishna 11 goals 2 assists, David Williams 5 goals, Louis Fenton 2 goals 1 assist.
|Last 10 games||Goals scored:conceded||Over 2,5 goals||Goal/Goal||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Just two of Newcastle Jets last five games produced over 2,5 goal and saw both teams scoring. Newcastle scored more than two goals in a home game for the last time back in December 2017. The same goes for their Thursday opponents who are on a three game streak in which only one of the team is hitting the back of the net. Wellington Phoenix concede at least two goals in their last three games away from home.
Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix News
Missing players Newcastle Jets: All players are available.
Missing players Wellington Phoenix: All players are available.
Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix Predictions
Both teams to score & over 2,5 goals – 1.95 @ bet365