Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets: match preview
Carl Robinson will take charge of his first match in charge of Newcastle Jets when they head to Bankwest Stadium to take on Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday night.
The Welshman saw his new team snap a nine-game losing streak with a much-needed 4-3 win over Central Coast Mariners in a pulsating F3 Derby.
While Robinson believes that win could spark a late-season push for the top six, he would have worked overtime this week on fixing the side’s leaky defence.
If the Hunter club can register back-to-back wins, they would close to within one point of the Wanderers.
Like the Jets, the Red and Black head into this one on the back of a win over the Mariners in their last outing back in Round 17.
That gave new boss Jean-Paul De Marigny a dream start to life in the Wanderers hot-seat and he could become the first Western Sydney coach to win their first two Hyundai A-League games in charge of the club.
It was the Jets who prevailed in the last meeting between these two clubs this season, a 2-0 victory at McDonald Jones Stadium in November.
Saturday, 15 February 2020
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEDT
Venue: Bankwest Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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TBC on Thursday
Did you know?
- Newcastle Jets have won their last four Hyundai A-League games on the bounce against the Western Sydney Wanderers – the longest winning streak by either side in the history of this fixture – outscoring them 12-3 in that stretch.
- The Jets have lost their last five Hyundai A-League away games on the bounce, conceding a total of 16 goals in that span.
- The Jets and Wanderers have each scored 17 goals this Hyundai A-League campaign, the joint-fewest of any team in the competition. They have under-performed their Expected Goals targets by 14 and six goals respectively.
- Jets attacker Dimitri Petratos has scored five goals and provided five assists this Hyundai A-League season. He is one of only two players (Sydney FC’s Kosta Barbarouses with 7 goals and 5 assists) to have registered five in both categories.