Western United FC are chasing three consecutive wins when Newcastle Jets come to GMHBA Stadium on Saturday night (kick-off 7.30pm AEDT).
Mark Rudan’s troops have recorded back-to-back come-from-behind wins over Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers over the last fortnight.
While they have shown great resilience in both of those victories, Rudan will be hoping for a better start in this one.
The Jets remain without a win heading into Round 6 although they put in an excellent showing to draw 1-1 with Premiers Perth Glory last weekend.
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Saturday, November 16 2019
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEDT
Venue: GMHBA Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Western United FC Squad: 1.Filip KURTO (GK), 2.Aaron CALVER, 3.Brendan HAMILL, 4.Andrew DURANTE, 5.Dylan PIERIAS, 6.Connor CHAPMAN, 8.Panagiotis KONE, 9.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS, 10.Scott MCDONALD, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Dario JERTEC, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Max BURGESS, 15.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 17.Joshua CAVALLO, 18.Besart BERISHA, 22.Ersan GULUM, 23.Alessandro DIAMANTI, 26.Kwabena APPIAH-KUBI, 30.Ryan SCOTT (GK) **2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 15.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS (promoted), 17.Joshua CAVALLO (promoted), 18.Besart BERISHA (promoted)
Outs: 19. Josh RISDON (International Duty)
Unavailable: 7. Valentino YUEL (ankle – 2 weeks), 20. James DELIANOV (GK) (knee – season)
Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 10.Dimi PETRATOS, 11.Nick FITZGERALD, 16.Matt MILLAR, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 25.Jack SIMMONS, 28.Pat LANGLOIS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY
Ins: 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (return from injury), 25.Jack SIMMONS (promoted)
Outs: 2.Bobby BURNS (international duty), 9.Abdiel ARROYO (international duty), 23.Matt RIDENTON (international duty)
Unavailable: 8.Wes HOOLAHAN (ankle – indefinite), 14.Kaine SHEPPARD (foot – indefinite)
Did you know?
- Newcastle Jets have won their last two Hyundai A-League matches against Victorian opposition, the last time they won more in succession against such opponents was a three-match span in April-October 2015.
- Western United FC have won the most tackles (61) of any team in the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season, only Adelaide United (34) have won fewer than the Newcastle Jets (36)
- Western United FC skipper Alessandro Diamanti has had the most shots on target (8) from outside the box of any player this season, six more than Newcastle Jets’ best Dimitri Petratos (2).