In-form Melbourne City FC (MCIT) lock horns with Newcastle Jets (NEWJ) in the opening match of Round 26 of the Australian league football. MCIT has won three of their last four games and is second on the table with 40 points. Meanwhile, NEWJ is placed ninth on the table but has only lost one of their last five games in the league.
Head-to-Head in 2019-20
MCIT has produced comfortable wins over NEWJ this season. They scored six goals and didn’t conceded a goal in both matches.
15-12-2019: NEWJ 0-4 MCIT (Adrian Luna 3′, 28′, Marcelo Cabrera 47′, Jamie Maclaren 59′)
18-01-2020: MCIT 2-0 NEWJ (Craig Noone 8′, Jamie Maclaren 63′)
The Key Players – NEWJ
Roy O’Donovan (FWD) – 3 goals in the last four matches, Dimitrios Petratos (MID) – 7 assists & 5 goals in 21 matches, Nikolai Topor-Stanley (DEF) – 30 interceptions & 3 goals in 21 matches, Steven Ugarkovic (MID) – 85% passing accuracy & 3 goals in 21 matches, Nigel Boogaard (DEF) – 7 clearances & 94% passing accuracy in the last match.
The Key Players – MCIT
Jamie Maclaren (FWD) – 18 goals in 19 matches & 4 goals in last two matches, Craig Noone (FWD) – 4 goals & 4 assists in 22 matches, Josh Brillante – 38 interceptions & 3 assists in 22 matches, Curtis Good (DEF) – 76 clearances in 21 matches, Markel Susaeta (MID) – 1 assist & 1 goal in the last match, Tom Glover (GK) – 23 saves in nine matches.
Detailed stats of NEWJ & MCIT players
Probable Playing 11
NEWJ: Lewis Italiano (GK), Nigel Boogaard (DEF), Johnny Koutroumbis (DEF), Nikolai Topor-Stanley (DEF), Bobby Burns (DEF), Matthew Millar (MID), Steven Ugarkovic (MID), Angus Thurgate (MID), Dimitrios Petratos (MID), Abdiel Arroyo (FWD), Roy O’Donovan (FWD)
MCIT: Tom Glover (GK), Curtis Good (DEF), Scott Jamieson (DEF), Nathaniel Atkinson (DEF), Rostyn Griffiths (MID), Joshua Brillante (MID), Florin Berenguer (MID), Markel Susaeta (MID), Adrian Luna (MID), Craig Noone (FWD), Jamie Maclaren (FWD)
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