2018/19 Hyundai A-League – Round 3 Match Preview – Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne Victory

2018/2019 Hyundai A-League
Season 14 Round 3
Newcastle United Jets FC vs Melbourne Victory FC

When: Saturday 3rd November, 2018
Where: Hunter Stadium, 294 Turton Road, New Lambton, NSW
Kickoff: 750pm AEDST (gates open 650pm)
Tickets: Ticketmaster Link

Watch: 10BOSS, FoxSports 505 and MyFootballLive app
Listen: ABC Newcastle 1233 or ABC Grandstand Radio online/app
Tweet: @SquadronNewy @JetstreamNewy #NTUA #NEWvMVC#MadeOfNewcastle

FIXTURE FACTS
Overall – 40 matches between the two teams.
Jets Wins – 16, Victory Wins – 15, Drawn – 9

In Newcastle – 20 matches.
Jets Wins – 10, Victory Wins – 4, Drawn – 6
In Melbourne – 20 matches
Jets Wins – 6, Victory Wins – 11, Drawn – 3

Average Home A-League Crowd – 11190
Average Away A-League Crowd – 17792

Goals in Fixture
Jets – 54, Victory – 55
In Newcastle – 
Jets – 33, Victory – 21

1st Goals in Fixture
Jets – 19, Victory – 18

Cards in Fixture
Jets – 79 (73 yellow, 6 red), Victory 70 (66 yellow, 4 red)

Leading Scorers
Jets – Dimitri Petratos, Ronald Vargas (1)
Victory – Honda, Roux and Antonis (1)

Last Result – 
Newcastle Jets 0 – Melbourne Victory 1 (Barbarouses 9′) at McDonald Jones Stadium, A-League, Round GF, Season 2017/18

FIXTURE RECORDS

Biggest Win

Jets 4 (Bridge 36’, Bridge 48’, Coveny 51’, J Griffiths 73’) – Victory 0 at Hunter Stadium, Round 21, Season 2006/07, 19/01/2007.

Heaviest Defeat

Jets 0 – Victory 5 (Hernandez 41’, Thompson 50’, Allsopp 61’, Allsopp 64’, Brebner 90’), Round 3, Season 2008/09 at Telstra Dome, 29/08/2008.

Leading Scorers in fixture –

Jets – Joel Griffiths (5)
Victory – Archie Thompson (7)

2017/18 SEASON STATISTICS

Number Name Appearances Starts Subbed On Subbed off Minutes Played Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards
1 Glen Moss 2 2 0 0 180 0 0 0 0
3 Jason Hoffman 2 2 0 1 166 0 1 0 0
4 Nigel Boogaard 2 2 0 0 180 0 0 1 0
5 Ben Kantarovski 1 0 1 0 17 0 0 0 0
6 Steven Ugarkovic 2 2 0 1 175 0 0 1 0
7 Dimitri Petratos 2 2 0 0 180 1 0 0 0
8 Jair Edmundo 2 2 0 2 133 0 0 0 0
9 Roy O’Donovan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Ronald Vargas 2 2 0 0 180 1 0 0 0
11 Mitch Austin 2 0 2 0 28 0 1 0 0
13 Ivan Vujica 1 0 1 0 26 0 0 0 0
14 Kaine Sheppard 1 0 1 0 33 0 0 1 0
16 Nick Cowburn 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0
17 Daniel Georgievski 2 2 0 0 180 0 0 1 0
18 John Koutroumbis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Kosta Petratos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Lewis Italiano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Lachlan Jackson 2 2 0 1 154 0 0 0 0
23 Matthew Ridenton 2 2 0 1 163 0 0 1 0
24 Joe Champness 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Patrick Langlois 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Jake Adelson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Angus Thurgate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 Nikolai Topor-Stanley 2 2 0 0 180 0 0 0 0

COACHING

Coaches Head to Head – 4 matches
Ernie Merrick – 2 wins, Kevin Muscat – 2 wins, 0 drawnNewcastle Jets A-League Coaching Records –

  • Ernie Merrick – 4 matches (2 wins, 0 drawn, 2 losses = 0.5% win ratio)
  • Mark Jones – 3 matches (0 wins, 1 drawn, 2 losses = 0% win ratio)
  • Scott Miller – 3 matches (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Phil Stubbins – 3 matches (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Gary Van Egmond – 16 matches (10 wins, 2 drawn and 4 losses = 63% win ratio)
  • Richard Money – 3 matches (1 win, 1 drawn, 1 loss = 33% win ratio)
  • Branko Culina – 6 matches (1 wins, 2 drawn, 3 losses = 17% win ratio)
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos – 1 match (0 wins, 0 drawn, 1 loss = 0% win ratio)
  • Craig Deans – No Matches
  • Clayton Zane – 1 match (0 wins, 1 drawn, 0 loss = 0% win ratio)

Melbourne Victory Coach Record – Kevin Muscat 41% win ratio (7 wins, 5 drawn, 5 losses)

TALKING POINTS:

General

  • The Jets last drew a game on a Saturday on 3rd January 2016 – a 1-1 draw with Brisbane.
  • The Grand Final loss was the first time in A-League history the Jets have lost to Victory at home on a Saturday. There have been 7 Saturday fixtures between the teams in Newcastle.
  • The Jets have lost 3 of their last 4 home matches, being held scoreless in each one.
  • Newcastle have lost only 3 home matches in October in the last 7 seasons (13 matches).

 

Key Stats from Previous Round

  • The Jets scored in a 15th consecutive away fixture.

 

Players

  • Ronald Vargas became the 80th Newcastle Jets player to score in the A-League.
  • Jason Hoffman will move into 6th in overall Jets A-League appearances this weekend.

SQUADS:

Newcastle Jets: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Dimi PETRATOS, 8.Jair, 10.Ronald VARGAS, 11.Mitch AUSTIN, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Kaine SHEPPARD, 16.Nick COWBURN, 17.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Matthew RIDENTON, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY
**two to be omitted**

Ins: 13.Ivan VUJICA (promoted), 32.Angus THURGATE (return from Young Socceroos)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 9.Roy O’DONOVAN (suspension – 6 rounds), 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS (illness – TBC), 24.Joe CHAMPNESS (foot – TBC)

Melbourne Victory: 1.Matt ACTON (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3. Corey BROWN, 4.Keisuke HONDA, 5.Georg NIEDERMEIER, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 8.Terry ANTONIS, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.James TROISI, 13.Birkan KIRDAR, 14.Thomas DENG, 15.Raul BAENA, 16.Josh HOPE, 19. Rahmat AKBARI, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI (c), 22.Nick ANSELL, 23.Jai INGHAM
**two to be omitted**

Ins: 13.Birkan KIRDAR (promoted), 16.Josh HOPE (promoted), 19. Rahmat AKBARI (promoted)
Outs: Kenny ATHIU (hamstring – TBC)
Unavailable: Ola TOIVONEN (calf – TBC)

REFEREES:

Referee: Chris Beath
Assistant Referee 1: Ashley Beecham
Assistant Referee 2: Ryan Gallagher
Fourth Official: Stephen Laurie
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

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