Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets: match preview
Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets are both looking to return to the winners’ circle when they open Round 4 of the Hyundai A-League on Friday.
The Sky Blues suffered their first defeat of the campaign in last weekend’s pulsating Sydney Derby, going down 1-0 to a resurgent Western Sydney Wanderers.
But Steve Corica’s side produced their best performance of the season on that Saturday defeat and will fancy their chances of bouncing back if they can improve their proficiency in front of goal.
Ernie Merrick’s Jets are still searching for their first win of 2019/20 after surrendering a first-half lead in the 2-1 loss to Adelaide United last Saturday.
The Hunter club often save their best for clashes with the Sky Blues and Leichhardt Oval should be bouncing for this all-NSW match-up.
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Friday, 1 November 2019
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEDT
Venue: Leichhardt Oval
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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TBC on Thursday.
Did you know?
- Sydney FC are undefeated in their last nine Hyundai A-League games at home against the Newcastle Jets (W7, D2), keeping seven clean sheets in that span.
- There have been 23 goals scored in the Newcastle Jets’ last six Hyundai A-League games away from home; the Jets outscoring their opponents 15-8 across that period.
- The Sky Blues have the highest Expected Goals value (8.3) of any team this season, 3.3 more than they’ve scored. Only Wellington Phoenix (-3.4) have underperformed more than Sydney FC so far this season.