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Newcastle Jets vs Perth Glory: Clash at both ends of the table

Newcastle Jets vs Perth Glory: Clash at both ends of the table

The 2nd ranked team from the top of the table will battle the 2nd ranked team from the bottom of the table in a much-anticipated match in the A-League 2020.

Newcastle Jets vs Perth Glory match information

Time: 14:00 (GMT+8) on February 29th

Venue: Newcastle International Sports Centre

Competition: A-League 2020

Newcastle Jets' improved form since Carl Robinson’s appointment will be put to the ultimate test when they host in-form Perth Glory on Saturday afternoon.

The Jets beat Central Coast Mariners in the week after Robinson’s appointment and have since drawn their last two matches under the Welshman against Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne Victory.

But the visit of defending Premiers Perth Glory is a big step-up in quality for the resurgent Hunter club.

Tony Popovic’s troops have gone 10 games in the Hyundai A-League without defeat, including last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Brisbane Roar which saw Glory jump to second on the ladder.

There has been a penalty awarded in 5 of the last 10 games between Newcastle and Perth. Newcastle have won just one of their last 5 A-League games, while there have been fewer than 3 goals scored in total in each of Perth's last 4 away games.

Perth will start as the favourites to add to their unbeaten run but Newcastle are playing with renewed confidence and could have new signing Bernie Ibini in their squad for the first time after joining the club on Monday.

Newcastle Jets vs Perth Glory possible 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

Perth Glory: L. Reddy, J. Meredith, I. Franjić, A. Grant, T. Mrčela, J. Tratt, N. Kilkenny, Diego Castro, J. Brimmer, B. Fornaroli, N. D'Agostino

Newcastle Jets vs Perth Glory score prediction: 0-2