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Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets Tips - Winless sides set for stalemate

  • Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets predictions for Sunday's A-League match.
  • Wellington Phoenix are winless in their last 7 matches.
  • Newcastle Jets have lost all 4 matches this season.
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news.
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Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets Predictions


The young Jets have shown glimpses of ability despite losing all four games this season. They are backed for a first point against a Phoenix side winless in their last seven matches.

  • Wellington Phoenix are winless in their last 7 matches (A-League).
  • Wellington Phoenix have seen BTTS in their 2 matches this season (A-League).
  • Newcastle Jets have lost all 4 matches this season (A-League).
  • Newcastle Jets have seen BTTS in their last 3 matches (A-League).

Head to Head


Over the last four seasons, Wellington Phoenix lead the head to head 5-3 with two draws.

Last season, the sides met twice for one win each. Phoenix were 2-1 winners at home before losing 3-0 in the reverse fixture which was played in Sydney.

Wellington Phoenix Form


Wellington Phoenix ended a three-game losing run spread across two seasons when holding A-League newboys Macarthur 1-1 two weeks ago.

Phoenix led through David Ball's first-half goal. But the sending-off of Wellington midfielder Alex Rufer changed the game with Markel Susaeta equalising five minutes later.

Wellington started the season with a 2-1 loss to Sydney FC with striker Mirza Muratovic getting his first goal for the club.

That loss followed two at the end of last season for Ufuk Talay's side. They signed off last campaign with a 3-0 defeat to the Newcastle Jets before losing 1-0 to Perth Glory in the finals.

Phoenix Team News


Ufuk Talay will be forced into one change in midfield with Alex Rufer beginning a one-match suspension. 

Matthew Ridenton is the man likely to come into the starting line-up.

Attacking midfielder Reno Piscopo should be available for the first time this season after injury.

Newcastle Jets Form


Interim boss Craig Deans has had a tough start to the season with his Jets side slipping to a fourth defeat from as many games on Wednesday.

It was a third straight 2-1 loss for the Jets as they went down at home to Brisbane Roar. 

Valentino Yuel equalised to cancel out Riku Danzaki's opener, only for Dylan Wenzel-Halls to win it for the Roar.

The defeat followed losses to F3 derby rivals Central Coast Mariners (1-0), Western Sydney Wanderers (2-1) and Macarthur (2-1).

Jets Team News


Craig Deans has been forced to name the same team for the last two games with centre-back Lachlan Jackson (ankle) and midfielder Ben Kantarovski (calf) still out.

Young midfielder Luka Prso has signed for the remainder of the season, but is nursing a tissue injury and won't be considered for this game.

Talented young striker Valentino Yuel has scored in his last two games and will be key to the Jets' hopes.

Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets FAQs

What is the Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets best bet?

A draw is predicted between the two struggling sides. Newcastle Jets have lost four in a row and Wellington Phoenix are winless in their last seven.

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Verdict

Neither side have started the new A-League season well. Phoenix have one point from their two games, while the Jets have lost all four matches.

This one looks evenly matched between two sides who have forgotten how to win. A draw is tipped, while both teams to score is the best bet.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes Both Teams To Score @-151.52 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @275.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @650.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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