2017/18 Hyundai A-League – Round 5 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Wellington Phoenix

2017/2018 Hyundai A-League
Season 13 Round 5
Newcastle United Jets FC vs Wellington Phoenix FC

When: Saturday 4th November, 2017
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 750pm AEDST (gates open 430pm, W-League kickoff 5pm)
Tickets: Ticketmaster Link

Watch: LIVE on Channel ONE, FoxSports 1 and FoxSports 1HD
Listen: ABC Newcastle 1233 or ABC Grandstand Radio online/app
Tweet: @SquadronNewy @JetstreamNewy #NTUA #NEWvWEL

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 31 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 9, Phoenix Wins – 17, Drawn – 5

In Newcastle – 14 matches.
Jets Wins – 6, Phoenix Wins – 6, Drawn – 2
In New Zealand – 17 matches
Jets Wins – 3, Phoenix Wins – 11, Drawn – 3

Average Home A-League Crowd – 9692
Average Away A-League Crowd – 8535

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 38, Phoenix – 63
In Newcastle – 
Jets – 26, Phoenix – 24

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 11, Phoenix – 19

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 61 (54 yellow, 7 red), Phoenix 49 (45 yellow, 4 red)

Recent Form (A-League)
Jets – WDWD (8 point from last 12)
Phoenix – DLLD (2 points from last 12)

Leading Scorers
Jets – Roy O’Donovan (5)
Phoenix – Andrija Kaluderovic (3)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 0 – Wellington Phoenix 5 (Barbarouses 24′, Finkler 36′, Ridenton 49′, Hoffman 66′ o.g, Bonevacia 86′) at Westpac Stadium, A-League, Round 24, Season 2016/17

Starting line-ups from Last Meeting in Season 2016/17 Round 24

Newcastle Jets Wellington Phoenix
Jack Duncan Lewis Italiano
John Koutroumbis Ryan Lowry
Nigel Boogaard Dylan Fox
Lachlan Jackson Marco Rossi
Jason Hoffman Adam Parkhouse
Wayne Brown Vince Lia
Steven Ugarkovic Roly Bonevacia
Morten Nordstrand Alex Rodriguez
Andrew Hoole Kosta Barbarouses
Andrew Nabbout Hamish Watson
Aleksandr Kokko Guilherme Finkler

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 5 (Heskey 36’, Griffiths 46’, Taggart 57’, Taggart 77’, Bridges 90+3’) – Phoenix 0 at Hunter Stadium, Round 24, Season 2013/14, 22/03/2014.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – Phoenix 5 (Barbarouses 24′, Finkler 36′, Ridenton 49′, Hoffman 66′ o.g, Bonevacia 86′), Round 24, Season 2016/17 at Westpac Stadium, 26/03/2017.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – Joel Griffiths (4)
Phoenix – Shane Smeltz (6)

2017/18 SEASON STATISTICS

Number Name Appearances Starts Substitute Appearances Subbed off Minutes Played Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red – Second Bookable Straight Red
1 Jack Duncan 4 4 0 0 360 0 0 0 0 0
3 Jason Hoffman 1 0 1 0 77 0 0 1 0 0
4 Nigel Boogaard 4 4 0 0 360 0 0 0 0 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 4 4 0 2 353 1 0 1 0 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 4 4 0 1 354 0 0 1 0 0
7 Dimitri Petratos 4 4 0 0 360 3 0 0 0 0
8 Ronald Vargas 3 3 0 3 197 0 1 0 0 0
9 Roy O’Donovan 4 4 0 0 360 5 1 2 0 0
10 Wayne Brown 4 1 3 1 134 0 0 1 0 0
12 Mario Shabow 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ivan Vujica 4 4 0 1 351 0 1 2 0 0
15 Andrew Nabbout 4 4 0 3 326 0 3 1 0 0
16 Nick Cowburn 2 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
17 Daniel Georgievski 4 4 0 1 283 0 0 2 0 0
18 John Koutroumbis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Kosta Petratos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Glen Moss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Lachlan Jackson 1 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
23 Devante Clut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Joe Champness 4 0 4 0 63 1 0 1 0 0
44 Nikolai Topor-Stanley 4 4 0 0 360 0 0 1 0 0

COACHING

Newcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Ernie Merrick – 0 matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = N/A% win ratio)
  • Mark Jones – 3 matches (0 wins, 1 drawn, 2 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Scott Miller – 3 matches (3 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = 100% win ratio)
  • Phil Stubbins – 3 matches (0 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 12 matches (3 wins, 3 drawn and 6 losses = 25% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – No matches
  • Branko Culina – 7 matches (2 wins, 0 drawn, 5 losses = 29% win ratio)
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos – No Matches
  • Craig Deans – 1 Match (0 win, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)
  • Clayton Zane – 2 matches (1 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 50% win ratio)

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • This is just the second Saturday night match against the Nix in Newcastle. The last on 20/11/2010 saw the Jets win 1-0 with a Marko Jesic goal.
  • And they have won 3 and lost 1 of the Saturday clashes against Wellington in Newcastle.
  • Seven players have scored doubles in this fixture at Hunter Stadium.
  • This fixture has produced an average of 4 goals per game over the last 10 between these two

Key Stats from Previous Round

  • The Jets are 4 games undefeated for the first time since Round 3 last season (Rd 27 15/16 – Rd 3 16/17)
  • Newcastle have managed to gain 5 points from losing positions so far this season.
  • Newcastle remain undefeated after 4 games for the second time in A-League history. The last time was 2007/08.
  • However, 8 points from 4 games is not the best start to a season. Twice before the Jets have won 3 and lost 1 to start a year with 9 points.

Players

  • Nick Cowburn is in line to make his 50th appearance for the Jets. He will be the 8th local player to achieve this.
  • Nigel Boogaard will lead the Jets out for a record 45th time in the A-Leauge.

Newcastle Jets

  • Glen Moss kept 2 clean sheets in his last 3 apperances against the Jets.
  • The Jets have scored 10 goals in 5 matches. It took 10 matches to achieve this last season.
  • The 10 goals scored in 4 matches is the Jets most after 4 rounds. Their previous best was 7 in Season 05/06 and 12/13

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