Melbourne City v Newcastle Jets Betting Tips: 1 AH0, 2019-01-06

International Football Tips

Sunday 6th January 2019
Kickoff: 1700hrs
Pick: Melbourne City AH0
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.58 (odds taken at 02:14 GMT, 06 Jan 2019)

Onto the Australian top flight and a look at Melbourne City taking on Newcastle Jets as the betting tips continue in the A-League as the hosts look to reduce the points deficit on the top three teams by half this evening.

A-League Betting at Bet Victor

Melbourne City Prediction

Melbourne City sit in 4th place on the A-League ladder and six points adrift of the top three teams of the division, namely Melbourne Victory, Sydney and Perth Glory, but they stand a good chance of cutting this deficit by half with all three points in this evening’s clash.

The hosts are in reasonable shape ahead of this encounter as they’ve lost just once in their last five matches overall which was a narrow 1-0 loss away at joint league leaders Perth Glory, but recent wins over Newcastle Jets (2-0 away) along with victories against Adelaide United and Western Sydney have kept Warren Joyce’s side firmly in the hunt for at least a play-off spot.

Melbourne City’s early home record stands at 2-1-1 6/4 which includes an early season win over Wellington Phoenix while midfielders McGree, Wales and Brattan (2 goals apiece) lead the way and forward Fornaroli is always a threat up front.

Newcastle Jets Prediction

Newcastle Jets occupy a disappointing 7th place in the A-League and find themselves four points adrift of the top six play-offs spot due to being unable to take advantage of their last two home matches at their McDonald Jones Stadium, having earned just one point from a possible six on offer.

A 2-1 defeat to Adelaide United was followed by a 2-2 draw with Brisbane Roar and The Jets now face a tough trip to AAMI Stadium to take on a solid Melbourne City outfit who are intent on making up ground on the top three clubs.

The visitors have gained just three league wins from their last 12 matches overall and their last visit to face Melbourne City away from home ended in a heavy 3-0 defeat for Newcastle Jets, so they look to have their work cut out ahead of this clash.

The Jets possess an away record of 2-1-2 6/7 which includes wins at Western Sydney and Central Coast Mariners but both of these teams sit in the bottom three of the A-League.

Betting Tips Verdict

Melbourne City have a steady record at AAMI Stadium and should account for Newcastle Jets here. It’s still relatively early days though so i advise backing the hosts with the draw no bet option here.