Foot Predictions shows the Australian A-League clash on Sunday between Melbourne Victory and Newcastle Jets, including hunches, preview and possible lineups.
Melbourne Victory will aim to break the streak of two consecutive defeats and return to winning ways when facing Newcastle Jets at Rectangular Stadium on Sunday.
Both teams have been fighting for results this season and, although the visitors are eighth in the A-League standings, they have played two more games than the hosts, who are in last place.
Entering the new season, Melbourne Victory underwent a major overhaul of the squad, importing players like Jake Brimmer, Ben Folami and Callum McManaman with the goal of improving its tenth place last season.
Yet, Grant BrebnerThe team’s players had a bad start to the season, adding just four points from six games and sitting at the bottom of the table.
Their season was marked by several lethargic performances, and they have already suffered four defeats, including a 5-2 beating at the hands of Brisbane Roar.
Victory have failed to score points since the goalless draw against Western United at the GMHBA stadium in January.
Despite the firepower he has in the attack, the lack of goals has been a major concern for Brebner, whose team scored the minimum of five league goals while suffering 12.
On the other hand, visitor Newcastle Jets is in eighth position after entering the new season with four consecutive defeats.
Yet, Craig DeansThe men on the team have grown in recent weeks and are in a series of four games without losing, with the last defeat occurring a month ago.
During this period, he won victories against Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne City and draws against Wanderers and Brisbane Roar, respectively.
Melbourne City have a clear advantage in the last seven games of this game, with four wins, one draw and two losses in all competitions.
The most recent confrontation returned in November, when Roy O’Donovan opened the scoring for the Jets before Hello Toivonen parity restored in the second half to force a 1-1 draw.
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All news from the teams
Marco Rojas is a doubt for this draw after getting kicked in the face by Western Sydney Wanderers’ Graham Dorrans last time.
New subscription Rudy Gestede he returned to full form after suffering a hamstring injury, but Sunday’s game may be too early to return to the starting line-up.
Callum McManaman is approaching a return to action since suffering an ankle injury in the 1-0 defeat by Adelaide United.
Newcastle Jets will be without midfielder Ben Kantaroxi, who is away due to a calf injury.
Center-back Ali Abbas is about to return after fully recovering from a hamstring injury.
Possible initial lineup for Melbourne Victory:
Crocombe; Traore, Ansell, Anderson, Roux; Broxham, Butterfield; Rojas, Brimmer, McManaman; Folami
Possible initial lineup for Newcastle Jets:
Duncan; O’Toole, Topor-Stanley, Jackson, Koutroumbis; Ugarkovic, Petratos, Thurgate; Najjarine, O’Donovan, Yuel
Probability: Melbourne Victory 0-1 Newcastle Jets
After a poor start, Newcastle Jets have been impressing for the past month and, considering their decent record away from home, we expect them to steal three points on Sunday and accumulate misery over their hosts.
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