Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets Predictions
The Newcastle Jets play host to Sydney FC at the McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday evening, in a clash between the teams that finished second and first respectively in the table at the end of regular season in the last campaign.
It’s been a less convincing season this time round for the Jets, with just a solitary point to show from their opening three matches to leave them propping up the table.
Their last game ended in a 1-0 loss at home to Melbourne Victory, although there were positives to take from the game, particularly in the opening half-hour when Ernie Merrick’s men produced some high quality soccer.
Despite a change of head coach and the loss of several key players in the offseason, the Sky Blues have started in commanding fashion and top the table with seven points from three games.
Sydney showed great resilience in immediately bouncing back from their FFA Cup Final defeat against Adelaide United with a 3-0 win at Melbourne City on Friday evening.
The win included two goals from Adam Le Fondre, taking his tally for the season in the A-League to four already since joining the club from Bolton Wanderers in the English Championship.
When the Jets met the Sky Blues last season it was honours even in the three encounters, with a 2-1 victory for each on home soil and a 2-2 draw at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium sandwiched in between.
Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC Betting Odds & Tips
In terms of betting on this game, Newcastle Jets are 33/20 to win with bet365*, with the draw rated at 5/2 with Madbookie* and Sydney at 1/1, also at Unibet*. Those odds look fair enough based on the season to date and the fact that, despite the pre-season turnover of key personnel, the Sky Blues still look a major force in Aussie soccer.
A riskier bet at decent value could be to go with the Winning Margin, where PointsBet* offer 11/4 on Sydney to win by any one-goal margin. In Correct Score betting, a 1-0 win for Sydney can be backed at 7/1 with bet365*, with 2-1 on offer at 15/2, also with bet365*.
* Odds correct at time of writing