These two sides are both coming off defeats last round meaning there should be added desperation to get a result at nib Stadium on Saturday night.
Newcastle are flying high in second spot on the Hyundai A-League ladder and will head west confident of snaring a rare win on the road against Perth.
To help you pick a winner, check out Opta Data’s intriguing stats for Glory v the Jets.
- Newcastle Jets have lost just one of their last four Hyundai A-League games against Perth Glory (W1, D2) after having failed to pick up a win in their 14 clashes prior (D2, L12).
- Glory have won 11 of their last 12 games against Newcastle on home soil in the Hyundai A-League, keeping seven clean sheets in that period (L1).
- After a 2-0 loss to Melbourne Victory in Round 7, Perth will register consecutive home losses for the first time this calendar year if they suffer a similar fate to Glory.
- Ernie Merrick-coached squads have picked up just three wins at nib Stadium since 2007 from 12 visits to Perth in the Hyundai A-League (D1, L8).
- Glory have a passing accuracy of just 75% on home turf this Hyundai A-League season, the second-lowest of any team in the competition (Phoenix, 71%).
- The Jets have scored more first-half goals than any other team this term (12) whilst only one other side has recorded fewer than Glory (4) in the opening 45 minutes this Hyundai A-League season (Melbourne Victory, 2).
- Newcastle star Andrew Nabbout has been directly involved in more goals than any other player this Hyundai A-League season (9 - 5 goals, 4 assists). Nabbout has also recorded 13 shots on target this season; only one player has registered more (Ross McCormack, 15).