2018/19 Hyundai A-League – Round 1 Match Preview – Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle United Jets FC

2018/2019 Hyundai A-League
Season 14 Round 1
Wellington Phoenix FC vs Newcastle United Jets FC

When: Sunday 21st October, 2018
Where: Westpac Stadium, 105 Waterloo Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
Kickoff: 3pm AEDST (5pm local time)

Watch: LIVE on FoxSports or MyFootballLive app
Listen: ABC Grandstand Radio online/app
Tweet: @SquadronNewy @JetstreamNewy #NTUA #WELvNEW

FIXTURE FACTS

Overall – 34 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 11, Phoenix Wins – 18, Drawn – 5

In Newcastle – 16 matches.
Jets Wins – 7, Phoenix Wins – 7, Drawn – 2
In New Zealand – 18 matches
Jets Wins – 4, Phoenix Wins – 11, Drawn – 3

Average Home A-League Crowd – 9553
Average Away A-League Crowd – 8321

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 44, Phoenix – 66
In New Zealand – 
Jets – 13, Phoenix – 39

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 13, Phoenix – 20

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 64 (57 yellow, 7 red), Phoenix 54 (50 yellow, 4 red)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 1 (Hoffman 43′) – Wellington Phoenix 0 at North Harbour Stadium, A-League, Round 23, Season 2017/18

Starting line-ups from Last Meeting in Season 2017/18 Round 23

Newcastle Jets Wellington Phoenix
Jack Duncan Tando Velaphi
Jason Hoffman Scott Galloway
Lachlan Jackson Goran Paracki
Nikolai Topor-Stanley Dylan Fox
Daniel Georgievski Liberto Cacace
Steven Ugarkovic Thomas Doyle
Ben Kantarovski Matthew Ridenton
Dimitri Petratos Matija Ljujic
Riley McGree Sarpreet Singh
Patricio Rodriguez Nathan Burns
Joe Champness Roy Krishna

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)

COACHING

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

  • Ernie Merrick – 3 matches (2 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 67% 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

  • The last occasion the Jets played the Phoenix in Round 1 was in 2015/16 when they came away with 3 points in a 2-1 win. The winning goal was scored by Milos Trifunovic.
  • This was the Jets last win in Wellington.
  • This is the 3rd occasion the Jets and Phoenix will meet in Round 1. The Jets have only faced Adelaide (4) on more occasions in Round 1.
  • The Jets have conceded goals in the first half of the last 6 games, while scoring in just one of these.

 

Players

  • Mitch Austin may become the 75th player to appear for the Jets and another team in the league.
  • The next player to appear will be the 162nd capped player for the club in the league.
  • Matt Ridenton will be the 16th player to appear for both teams in this fixture.
  • Andrew Durante will make his 28th appearance against the Jets. This is 8th highest on the list, equal with Manny Muscat and Michael Theoklitos.

 

Newcastle Jets

  • Newcastle lost 3 of 13 away games last year.
  • The Jets scored in every away game last year.
  • The Jets record in their last 5 games have been won 2, lost 3.
  • Newcastle are 14 consecutive games without a clean sheet at Westpac Stadium.
  • When scoring first, Newcastle’s record last year was 11 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.

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