Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United: match preview
Newcastle Jets and Adelaide United are fighting to open their Hyundai A-League accounts in Saturday's early kick off.
After a Round 1 bye, Newcastle secured a point in the F3 derby with Central Coast Mariners last Saturday thanks to Dimitri Petratos' second half penalty.
Adelaide, on the other hand, were left to rue another poor first half as a brace from Melbourne City striker Jamie Maclaren delivered Gertjan Verbeek a 2-1 defeat.
But the Reds will head to the Hunter in a buoyant mood after a crushing 4-0 win over City in Wednesday night's FFA Cup decider.
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Saturday, 26 October 2019
Kick-off: 5.00pm AEDT
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505, ABC
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports, ABC iview
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Newcastle Jets FC Squad: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 2.Bobby BURNS, 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 9.Abdiel ARROYO, 10.Dimi PETRATOS, 11.Nick FITZGERALD, 16.Matt MILLAR, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Matt RIDENTON, 25.Jack SIMMONS, 28.Pat LANGLOIS, 31.Maki PETRATOS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY **2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI (return from injury), 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk) (return from suspension), 25.Jack SIMMONS (promoted)
Outs: 40.Noah JAMES (gk) (omitted)
Unavailable: 8.Wes HOOLAHAN (ankle – indefinite), 14.Kaine SHEPPARD (foot – indefinite)
Adelaide United squad: 2.Michael MARRONE, 4.Ryan STRAIN, 5.Michaël MARIA, 6.Vince LIA, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.Riley McGREE, 10.James TROISI, 11.Kristian OPSETH, 14.George BLACKWOOD, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 17.Nikola MILEUSNIĆ, 18.Lachlan BROOK, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN (c), 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Louis D’ARRIGO, 30.Isaac RICHARDS (gk), 31.Mirko BOLAND, 35.Al Hassan TOURE **2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 4.Ryan STRAIN (promoted), 10.James TROISI (promoted), 16.George BLACKWOOD (promoted), 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE (promoted), 26.Ben HALLORAN (promoted), 31.Mirko BOLAND (promoted)
Outs: 34.Yared ABETEW (ankle)
Unavailable: 23.Jordan ELSEY (knee)
Did you know?
- Newcastle Jets have lost just one of their last six Hyundai A-League matches against Adelaide United at McDonald Jones Stadium (W2, D3), keeping a first half clean sheet in four of the matches in that span.
- Adelaide United have lost their opening two games of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season; they have never previously opened a campaign with three successive losses.
- Only one of the Jets’ last 45 goals in the Hyundai A-League have come from outside the box, with each of their last 15 strikes having come from within the 18-yard box.