2017/18 Hyundai A-League – Round 9 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne City FC

2017/2018 Hyundai A-League
Season 13 Round 9
Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne City FC

When: Saturday 2nd December, 2017
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 750pm AEDST (gates open 645pm)
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 #NEWvMCY

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 21 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 9, City Wins – 9, Drawn – 3

In Newcastle – 11 matches.
Jets Wins – 7, City Wins – 3, Drawn – 1
In Melbourne – 10 matches
Jets Wins – 2, City Wins – 6, Drawn – 2

Average Home A-League Crowd – 9494
Average Away A-League Crowd – 7197

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 31, City – 41
In Newcastle – 
Jets – 19, City – 17

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 10, City – 11

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 62 (61 yellow, 1 red), City 35 (33 yellow, 2 red)

Recent Form (A-League)
Jets – WDWLW (10 point from last 15)
City – WLDLL (4 points from last 15)

Leading Scorers
Jets – Roy O’Donovan (7)
City – Ross McCormack (5)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 2 (Nabbout 14′, Nabbout 52′) – Melbourne City 1 (Fornaroli 69′ pen) at Coffs International Stadium, A-League, Round 17, Season 2016/17

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

Newcastle Jets Melbourne City
Jack Duncan Dean Bouzanis
Jason Hoffman Ivan Franjic
Lachlan Jackson Michael Jakobsen
Nigel Boogaard Osama Malik
Daniel Mullen Joshua Rose
Mateo Poljak Neil Kilkenny
Steven Ugarkovic Luke Brattan
Ma Leilei Tim Cahill
Andrew Hoole Bruce Kamau
Andrew Nabbout Bruno Fornaroli
Morten Nordstrand Nicolas Colazo

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 3 (Goodwin 56’, Zadkovich 52’, R Griffith 87’ pen) – City 0, Round 19, Season 2011/12 at Hunter Stadium, 11/02/2012.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – City 4 (Jaliens 18′, Novillo 47′, Williams 63′, Ramsay 87′) at AAMI Park, A-League, Round 21, 14/03/2015 & Jets 0 – City 4 (Mooy 43′, Fornaroli 56′, Mooy 59′, Fornaroli 62′) at Hunter Stadium, A-League, Round 10, 13/12/15

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – Ryan Griffiths (6)
City – Bruno Fornaroli (8)

2017/18 SEASON STATISTICS

Number Name Appearances Starts Subbed On Subbed off Minutes Played Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1 Jack Duncan 7 7 0 0 630 0 0 0 0
3 Jason Hoffman 5 4 1 1 409 0 1 2 0
4 Nigel Boogaard 8 8 0 0 720 0 0 1 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 8 8 0 2 713 2 0 2 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 8 8 0 2 710 0 0 1 0
7 Dimitri Petratos 8 8 0 2 710 4 3 0 0
8 Ronald Vargas 3 3 0 3 197 0 1 0 0
9 Roy O’Donovan 6 6 0 0 540 7 1 3 0
10 Wayne Brown 6 2 4 2 205 0 0 1 0
12 Mario Shabow 3 0 3 0 37 0 0 1 0
13 Ivan Vujica 8 8 0 1 711 0 2 4 0
15 Andrew Nabbout 8 8 0 5 666 4 4 2 0
16 Nick Cowburn 5 0 5 0 104 0 0 0 0
17 Daniel Georgievski 6 6 0 3 393 1 0 3 0
18 John Koutroumbis 2 0 2 0 13 0 0 0 0
19 Kosta Petratos 2 0 2 0 19 0 0 0 0
20 Glen Moss 1 1 0 0 90 0 0 0 0
21 Daniel Alessi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Lachlan Jackson 2 0 2 0 13 0 0 0 0
23 Devante Clut 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Joe Champness 8 3 5 3 320 2 1 1 0
29 Jake Adelson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 Nikolai Topor-Stanley 8 8 0 0 720 0 0 1 0

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 0 matches
Ernie Merrick – 0 wins, Warren Joyce – 0 wins, 0 drawnNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Ernie Merrick – 0 matches (0 wins, 0 drawn, 0 losses = N/A% win ratio)
  • Mark Jones – 3 matches (1 win, 0 drawn, 2 losses = 33% win ratio)
  • Scott Miller – 3 matches (2 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 67% win ratio)
  • Phil Stubbins – 3 matches (0 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 7 matches (3 wins, 1 drawn and 3 losses = 43% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – No matches
  • Branko Culina – 3 matches (1 win, 1 drawn, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos – No matches
  • Craig Deans – 1 Match (1 win, 0 drawn, 0 losses = 100% win ratio)
  • Clayton Zane – 1 match (1 win, 0 drawn, 0 losses = 100% win ratio)

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • The Jets have scored in 8 consecutive matches – the second longest streak in the club’s history. The current record is between Round 8 and 17 in 2006/07, the first 10 matches of Gary van Egmond’s reign a coach.
  • There have been 35 goals scored in this fixture over the last 3 seasons. An average of just under 4 goals per game.
  • The Jets have currently gained 17 points from their last 10 matches, the highest number of points since December 29th 2013.
  • The last 7 results in this fixture for the Jets have read Loss, Win, Loss, Win, Loss, Win, Loss.
  • The Jets have the chance to win 3 home matches in a row for the first time since October 2011.

 

Key Stats from Previous Round

  • The 17 points achieved after 8 rounds equals the total earned in Season 2014/15 and 1 point behind the total earned last year.
  • 45% of the goals conceded by the Jets have come in the opening 15 minutes, 78% have been conceded in the 1st half.
  • It was the 4th time in Jets history they have won a match without any Visa players in the team.
  • The Jets have earned 11 points coming from behind this season, the most of ANY season in their history.
  • The Jets have earned 4 points more after 8 rounds than any other season in thier history.
  • Last week against Victory, the Jets ended a match with the greater share of possession for the first time this season.

 

Players

  • Glen Moss is player 158 to appear for the club.
  • Daniel Georgievski became the 75th player to score for the Newcastle Jets.
  • Nigel Boogaard will make his 50th apperance for the Jets this weekend.
  • Andrew Nabbout is now 7th on the overall goals scored list for the Jets with 12 goals. He’s equal with Michael Bridges.
  • Dimi Petratos is averaging a goal or assist every 101 minutes of play this season.

 

Newcastle Jets

  • Ernie Merrick, with 63% , currently has the second highest win percentage in Jets history – behind Craig Deans with 67%.
  • Two players have scored the last 7 goals for the Jets in this fixture – Milos Trifunovic and Andrew Nabbout.
  • Glen Moss is just the 10th goalkeeper to take the field for the Jets.
  • Ivan Vujica is 1 yellow card from a 1 week suspension.
  • There have been 21 players appear for the Jets so far this season.

 

Melbourne City

  • Bruno Fornaroli, who will miss this fixture, has scored in 5 consecutive matches against the Jets.
  • City will be without Osama Malik, who is suspended for the fixture.
  • Ross McCormack has scored half of City’s goals this season.
  • City will play in Newcastle for the fist time since early February 2016. The Jets last home game against City was played in Coffs Harbour

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