Newcastle Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers: match preview
It’s a crucial NSW Derby on Saturday night as Western Sydney Wanderers head up the M1 to take on a revitalised Newcastle Jets.
The Hunter club may be five points and five places below the Wanderers on the ladder but will probably head into this one in a more confident mood than the visitors.
Ernie Merrick’s side beat Western United 1-0 in their most recent match and have had a full two weeks to prepare for this one.
After winning their first three games, the Wanderers have picked up just one point from their last three, including a 3-2 loss at home to Melbourne City last Friday.
It’s not quite panic stations for the Red and Black just yet but another defeat here would undo much of the good work from earlier in the campaign.
Saturday, November 30 2019
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEDT
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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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, 28.Pat LANGLOIS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 2.Bobby BURNS (return from international duty), 9.Abdiel ARROYO (return from international duty), 23.Matt RIDENTON (return from international duty)
Outs: 25.Jack SIMMONS (omitted)
Unavailable: 8.Wes HOOLAHAN (ankle – indefinite), 14.Kaine SHEPPARD (foot – indefinite)
Western Sydney Wanderers FC: 1.Daniel LOPAR (GK), 4.Dylan McGOWAN, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Matthew JURMAN, 7.Mitchell DUKE, 9.Nicolai MULLER, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 13.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 14.Alex MEIER, 16.Mathieu CORDER, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 19.Pirmin SCHWEGLER, 21.Tarek ELRICH, 22.Nicholas SULLIVAN, 27.Kwame YEBOAH, 29.Daniel WILMERING, 33.Tate RUSSELL, 34.Patrick ZIEGLER, 35.Mohamed ADAM, 40.Nicholas SUMAN (GK).
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 6.Matthew JURMAN (returns from injury), 16.Mathieu CORDIER (promoted)
Unavailable: 8.Jordan O’DOHERTY (knee), 10.Radoslaw MAJEWSKI (knee), 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (shoulder)
Did you know?
- Newcastle Jets are undefeated in their last six Hyundai A-League matches against Western Sydney Wanderers (W4, D2), scoring a total of 17 goals in that span.
- There have been 25 goals scored in Newcastle Jets’ last six Hyundai A-League games against fellow NSW opposition; the Jets managing three wins and a draw from that period (L2).
- Wanderers’ trio Pirmin Schwegler (18), Keanu Baccus (16) and Matthew Jurman (15) have made the most interceptions of all players this Hyundai A-League season.