Delightful dogfight as daring Western Sydney Wanderers duels with determined Newcastle Jets

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Competition: Australia A-League
Competition: Sat 15.February
Match begins: 08:30 (UTC)
Venue: Spotless Stadium (83500 seats)

Western Sydney Wanderers are welcoming Newcastle Jets for another important game after their 3-1 result against 10th-placed Central Coast Mariners.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Western Sydney Wanderers form and stats

The story so far in the A-League for Western Sydney Wanderers at their home stadium (Spotless Stadium) is 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 defeats. The Western Sydney Wanderers manager J. Marigny might feel some added pressure to get something from this game after two straight home defeats.

Western Sydney Wanderers enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Central Coast Mariners's place. The match ended 3-1 with Simon Cox, Nicolai Müller and Mitchell Duke scoring. Preceding that match was the home game against Perth Glory that was lost 0-1.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Western Sydney Wanderers have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found six games) they have won two times, drawn two and lost two.

The Western Sydney Wanderers fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 7 in 7 matches. Western Sydney Wanderers's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 8 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Newcastle Jets form and stats

There's been little loot from Newcastle Jets's travels as they have only collected 4 points from 8 away games in the A-League. Newcastle Jets, who have the most conceded goals (34) in A-League, only have 1 win to counter their 6 defeats and 1 draw. A depressing five defeats in a row for Newcastle Jets in their away games. Unhappy days, as the last time they avoided a loss on the road was versus Western United.

Newcastle Jets go into this game after a win, the home game against Central Coast Mariners that ended 4-3. A 0-0 draw was the result before that, hosting Western United.

As you can tell from the result, the match against Central Coast Mariners was as crazy as a clown in a village circus. Great fun for the neutral supporter with 7 goals, will the fun continue today?

Newcastle Jets are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is two wins, one draw and seven defeats. From a total of ten matches.

The attacking power of Newcastle Jets when travelling is not overwhelming with 7 goals scored from 8 league matches away. People interested in "over 2,5 goals" betting will like to know that Newcastle Jets concede an average of more than 2,5 goals per away match all on their own.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Newcastle Jets - Western Sydney Wanderers 2-0 earlier this season. Last ten meetings between the teams: Western Sydney Wanderers won two, Newcastle Jets won six and two draws. six games with over 2,5 goals, four matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Western Sydney WanderersM. Duke
M. Duke
6 goals
Newcastle JetsD. Petratos
D. Petratos
5 goals
Western Sydney WanderersN. Müller
N. Müller
4 goals

Western Sydney Wanderers missing players

Newcastle Jets missing players

Western Sydney Wanderers Newcastle Jets
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
15 7 1 Played P 2 8 16
5 2 1 Won W 0 1 3
2 2 0 Drew D 1 1 4
8 3 0 Lost L 1 6 9
17 7 2 Scored S 1 7 17
22 8 1 Conceded C 5 21 34
93% 86% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 94%
80% 57% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 88% 88%
53% 43% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 62% 56%
20% 14% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 38% 31%
13% 14% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 25% 19%
60% 57% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 62% 62%
13% 29% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 12% 19%
33% 29% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 25% 25%
 
5.7 6 4 Corners for (avg) C F 7 6.8 6.3
4.3 4.7 6 Corners against (avg) C A 6 6.5 6.1
1.9 1.6 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1.2 1.4
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
208 93 8 Total Shots T S 23 130 264
55 28 8 Shots on Target S O 9 37 88
31% 25% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 11% 19% 19%
Key stats in A-League this season:
  • Newcastle Jets has the most conceded goals (21) away
  • Newcastle Jets has the most conceded goals (34)
  • Newcastle Jets has the most conceded goals in the second half (21)
  • Newcastle Jets has the the worst goal difference (-14) away
  • Newcastle Jets has the the worst goal difference (-17)
  • Newcastle Jets have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Newcastle Jets have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Newcastle Jets haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Western Sydney Wanderers has the fewest points (8) at home
  • Western Sydney Wanderers has the fewest scored goals (7) at home

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Sydney 15 13 1 1 34 13 8 8 0 0 19 6 7 5 1 1 15 7 21 40
2 Melbourne City 17 9 3 5 32 26 9 6 1 2 16 12 8 3 2 3 16 14 6 30
3 Perth Glory 16 8 5 3 31 16 8 4 2 2 20 12 8 4 3 1 11 4 15 29
4 Wellington Phoenix 16 7 3 6 24 22 8 5 1 2 13 9 8 2 2 4 11 13 2 24
5 Adelaide United 16 8 0 8 28 27 8 5 0 3 15 11 8 3 0 5 13 16 1 24
6 Brisbane Roar 16 6 4 6 18 21 7 4 1 2 11 9 9 2 3 4 7 12 -3 22
7 Western United 16 6 3 7 23 22 9 3 1 5 14 15 7 3 2 2 9 7 1 21
8 Western Sydney Wanderers 15 5 2 8 17 22 7 2 2 3 7 8 8 3 0 5 10 14 -5 17
9 Melbourne Victory 17 4 4 9 20 26 8 2 3 3 9 9 9 2 1 6 11 17 -6 16
10 Central Coast Mariners 16 4 1 11 17 32 8 3 1 4 9 14 8 1 0 7 8 18 -15 13
11 Newcastle Jets 16 3 4 9 17 34 8 2 3 3 10 13 8 1 1 6 7 21 -17 13

Read more about A-League

The A-League is the top level of the Australian football league system. Seasons run from October to May. Ten teams play a regular season of 27 fixtures to create a league table winner and the highest placed teams qualify for a playoff. The league winner is called the “premier” while the playoff winner is the “champion”. There is no set system for relegation, unlike most leagues in the world.