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Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory: Clash in the depth of the table

Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory: Clash in the depth of the table

Newcastle Jets will host Melbourne Victory in round 20 of the A-League.

Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory match information

Time: 16:30 (GMT+8) on February 22nd

Venue: Newcastle International Sports Centre

Competition: 2020 A-League

Newcastle Jets have just been through their last 10 matches with just 1 win, which dropped them to the 10th place out of 11 teams in the league. Their performance have declined rapidly since the runner-up season of 2017/2018.

Their high-profile new signing of Wes Hoolahan has yet to confirm his long-awaited debut in the upcoming match. The former English Premier League’s Norwich City midfielder is expected to pull Newcastle Jets out of the depth and revive the team.

After finishing 3rd in the 2018/2019 season and qualified for the AFC Champions League, Melbourne Victory have slid and they are now right above Newcastle Jets with just 2 points more.

They have also just suffered from a defeat to FC Seoul after the win in the inaugural tie against Thai champions Chiangrai United. One of Melbourne Victory’s best hope to recover is their leading scorer Ola Toivonen, who has had 9 goals until now.

The h2h results between Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory have been quite even but the latest match ended with the latter thrashing the former 4-0.

Nevertheless, the upcoming tie is expected to be intense and hard to predict, given that both of the teams are performing poorly.

Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory potential lineups:

Newcastle Jets: L. Italiano, N. Boogaard, N. Topor-Stanley, B. Burns, J. Koutroumbis, S. Ugarković, M. Millar, A. Thurgate, R. O'Donovan, D. Petratos, A. Arroyo

Melbourne Victory: L. Thomas, A. Traoré, J. Donachie, G. Gallifuoco, B. Carrigan, M. Basha, J. Barnett, B. Lauton, E. Kamsoba, O. Toivonen, A. Nabbout.

Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory score predictions: 1-1