Newcastle Jets v Wellington Phoenix Betting Tips: 2 AH+1, 2019-02-07

International Football Tips

Thursday 7th February 2019
Kickoff: 1950hrs
Pick: Wellington Phoenix AH+1
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.60 (odds taken at 05:25 GMT, 06 Feb 2019)

There’s more action from the A-League this week as Thursday night sees Newcastle Jets play host to Wellington Phoenix as the betting tips continue at the McDonald Jones Stadium with the hosts looking to build upon their impressive 5-1 win away at Western Sydney Wanderers last weekend.

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Newcastle Jets Prediction

The Jets recorded an emphatic 5-1 win away at A-League strugglers Western Sydney Wanderers but they’re expected to be in for a tougher challenge this Thursday night when the New Zealand outfit come to town.

With just two wins from their last eight matches overall, Newcastle Jets are far from being in a purple patch of form with their only other success during this sequence being a narrow 1-0 home win over bottom club Central Coast Mariners in the F1 derby.

However, losses to Adelaide United, Melbourne City, Melbourne Victory, Sydney and Perth Glory show that the hosts are still some way off from making a serious challenge for a top six spot as they trail Wellington by an eight point margin with a fairly ordinary home record of 2-2-3 7/8 to their name.


Key-Facts – Newcastle Jets v Wellington Phoenix

  • Newcastle Jets have managed just 2 wins from their last 8 matches
  • Wellington have lost just 1 of their last 6 away matches
  • Wellington Phoenix won the previous encounter 2-1


Wellington Phoenix Prediction

Wellington Phoenix were handed a heavy 3-0 defeat away at Perth Glory last weekend and this followed an earlier loss to high-flying Sydney 1-0 at their Westpac Stadium, but nevertheless, the visitors will fancy their chances of getting something out of this clash, having recorded wins over Melbourne City, Central Coast Mariners and Western Sydney Wanderers in recent weeks.

The Phoenix’s form on the road has also been fairly steady as the visitors have lost just once in their last six matches which was the aforementioned loss at Perth Glory, but wins at the two Sydney clubs, FC and Wanderers, along with points picked up on their travels at Melbourne Victory (in 1-1 and 3-3 draws) and Adelaide United, make them a strong proposition to get a result here.

Wellington’s away record reads 2-4-2 10/12 and they’ve certainly become a much harder team to beat on their travels under new manager Mark Rudan.

Betting Tips Verdict

Newcastle Jets have been unconvincing at home in recent times while Wellington Phoenix possess a couple of dangerous strikers in the shape of Krishna (11 goals) and Williams (5 goals).

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