Match Preview: Jets v Wanderers

A Newcastle Jets side winless in three straight A-League Men matches will bid to snap their run of poor form against Western Sydney Wanderers at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday.

Western Sydney Wanderers’ last league match resulted in a 1-1 draw against Melbourne City at CommBank Stadium, leaving them in third spot on 19 points through 12 matches.

Newcastle Jets are in 10th place on 13 points after 12 matches. Newcastle played out a 1-1 draw in their last A-League Men match at Mars Stadium against Western United, extending their winless streak to three (W0 D1 L2).

When the two sides last met in A-League Men action, Wanderers triumphed 2-0 at CommBank Stadium in October. Romain Amalfitano scored first for the Wanderers in the 44th minute. Brandon Borrello also was on target.

Visitors Wanderers have been led by Borrello, Oliver Bozanic, and Yeni N’Gbakoto, who have scored three, two, and two times, respectively.

The trio of Trent Buhagiar, Beka Mikeltadze, and Daniel Stynes have provided stand-out moments for Newcastle this season. Buhagiar and Mikeltadze are the team’s joint top scorers with two goals, followed by Stynes with one.

On home soil this season, Newcastle have two wins and three losses in five A-League Men contests. The Jets are in the midst of a three-match home losing streak dating to November 2022 against Melbourne City.

In league matches away from CommBank Stadium this season, Wanderers have two wins, two draws, and two losses. The Wanderers will be out to end a four-match away winless streak (W0 D2 L2). The last time they earned a win away was November 2022 against Sydney.

In their last six league matches, Newcastle have won one, drawn one and lost four. Wanderers, meanwhile, have won one, drawn three and lost two in their last six.