2017/18 Hyundai A-League – Round 17 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Wellington Phoenix FC

2017/2018 Hyundai A-League
Season 13 Round 17
Newcastle United Jets FC vs Wellington Phoenix FC

When: Saturday 20th January, 2018
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 535pm AEDST (gates open 445pm)
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 – 32 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 10, Phoenix Wins – 17, Drawn – 5

In Newcastle – 15 matches.
Jets Wins – 7, Phoenix Wins – 6, Drawn – 2
In New Zealand – 17 matches
Jets Wins – 3, Phoenix Wins – 11, Drawn – 3

Average Home A-League Crowd – 9465
Average Away A-League Crowd – 8535

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 41, Phoenix – 63
In Newcastle – 
Jets – 29, Phoenix – 24

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 12, Phoenix – 19

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 63 (56 yellow, 7 red), Phoenix 49 (45 yellow, 4 red)

Recent Form (A-League)
Jets – WLDWW (10 point from last 15)
Phoenix – LDLWD (5 points from last 15)

Leading Scorers
Jets – Roy O’Donovan, Andrew Nabbout (7)
Phoenix – Andija Kaluderovic (9)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 3 (O’Donovan 37′, O’Donovan 45+1′, Nabbout 54′) – Wellington Phoenix 0 at McDonald Jones Stadium, A-League, Round 5, Season 2017/18

Starting line-ups from Last Meeting in Season 2017/18 Round 5

Newcastle Jets Wellington Phoenix
Jack Duncan Keegan Smith
Jason Hoffman Daniel Mullen
Nigel Boogaard Andrew Durante
Nikolai Topor-Stanley Thomas Doyle
Ivan Vujica Ali Abbas
Steven Ugarkovic Goran Paracki
Ben Kantarovski Guilherme Finkler
Dimitri Petratos Michael McGlinchey
Joe Champness Dario Vidosic
Andrew Nabbout Roy Krishna
Roy O’Donovan Andrija Kaluderovic

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 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 13 11 2 5 984 3 1 2 0
4 Nigel Boogaard 15 15 0 0 1350 0 0 2 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 13 13 0 4 1114 3 0 3 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 16 16 0 3 1426 1 2 1 0
7 Dimitri Petratos 16 16 0 4 1427 6 5 2 0
8 Ronald Vargas 3 3 0 3 197 0 1 0 0
9 Roy O’Donovan 7 6 1 0 571 7 2 3 0
10 Wayne Brown 13 7 6 5 651 0 0 3 0
11 Patricio Rodriguez 2 0 2 0 79 1 0 0 0
12 Mario Shabow 7 0 7 0 90 0 0 1 0
13 Ivan Vujica 15 15 0 1 1341 0 2 5 0
14 Riley McGree 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Andrew Nabbout 16 16 0 6 1384 7 6 3 0
16 Nick Cowburn 5 0 5 0 104 0 0 0 0
17 Daniel Georgievski 9 9 0 4 642 1 1 4 0
18 John Koutroumbis 10 5 5 2 463 2 0 2 0
19 Kosta Petratos 4 0 4 0 27 0 0 0 0
20 Glen Moss 9 9 0 0 810 0 0 0 0
Lachlan Jackson 5 1 4 0 139 0 0 0 0
23 Devante Clut 5 1 4 1 59 0 0 0 0
24 Joe Champness 15 10 5 8 910 3 1 1 0
44 Nikolai Topor-Stanley 16 16 0 0 1440 0 0 1 0

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 1 matches
Ernie Merrick – 1 win, Darije Kalezic – 0 wins, 0 drawnNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Ernie Merrick – 1 matches (1 win, 0 drawn, 0 losses = 100% 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)

Wellington Phoenix Coach Record – Darije Kalezic 0% win ratio (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss)

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • Newcastle are undefeated against the Nix at home across the last 3 seasons.
  • And the Jets haven’t been kept scoreless against Phoenix at home since November 2012.
  • The Jets have conceded six 2nd half goals this season.

 

Key Stats from Previous Round

  • First time since 22/3/2014 we have kept consecutive clean sheets.
  • First time since 2/2/2007 we have kept 3 consecutive HOME clean sheets.
  • We have won 4 consecutive home games for the first time since 2011, when we won the last home game of 2010/11 season and first 3 home games of 2011/12 season.
  • Last time we won 4 consecutive home games in a season was2008, which included the Semi-final against Mariners and Preliminary final against Roar.

 

Players

  • Angus Thurgate is the 160th player to appear for the Jets in the A-League
  • Ernie Merrick has given 10 A-League debuts this year, so far.
  • Daniel Georgievski is 1 yellow card from a 1 week suspension.

 

Newcastle Jets

  • 33 points this season is a higher tally that all but 5 of the last 12 seasons.
  • We are 9 points ahead of the previous best season at this point in time – season 2005/06 (the first season of the A-League).

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