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Newcastle Jets and Wellington Phoenix meet at Hunter Stadium, in a match for the 24th round of League A. Wellington Phoenix won at home by (2‑1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, in 24 ‑01‑2020. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 6 games. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 07‑02‑2019, in a match for League A which ended in a draw by (1‑1). The goals of the match were scored by R. Vargas (33 ‘), for Newcastle Jets, and D. Williams (58’), for Wellington Phoenix. Despite being a match between 9th and 3rd in the table, in reality it is a confrontation between the 8th classified in home games and the 7th as a visitor.
Newcastle Jets :
After 5 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses, the home team is currently in 9th position, with 21 points won. In their last match, they beat Adelaide United away by (0‑3), after having won (2‑1) at home in the previous match, against Perth Glory. This is a team that tends to be more competitive at home, as they won 13 points in their stadium, where they scored 13 goals and suffered 15, against only 8 points away, with 11 goals scored and 22 suffered. In their last 10 home games for the championship, the Newcastle Jets won 3, drew 4 and lost 3, thus taking 13 points out of a possible 30. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at half ‑ time was 1‑0 (4 out of 10 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive strength, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 20 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never got the comeback.
The Newcastle Jets have not had an easy campaign throughout the sporting year and come to this last game of the season with no mathematical chances of reaching a place of access to the champion’s qualifying play-off. Coach Carl Robinson arrived at the club in the middle of the league and managed to improve the team’s results, but heading into the farewell game, the Newcastle Jets did no better than reaching eighth place, with 31 points, four points behind the Adelaide United, the first team in a qualifying spot. In the last game, more than a week ago, Newcastle Jets beat Western United 1-0 with a solo goal from O’Donovan, at minute 29, ending a streak of four consecutive games without losing, three of which later of the resumption of the competition in Australia.
Wellington Phoenix :
After 11 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses, the visiting team is currently in 3rd position, with 36 points won. In their last match, they beat Melbourne Victory at home by (3‑0), after having won away in the previous match, in a match against Central Coast Mariners, by (1‑3). This is a team that tends to be more competitive at home, as they won 11 points away and 25 at home, with 14 goals scored and 14 suffered away from home, against 19 goals scored and 9 suffered at home. For the championship, Wellington Phoenix won 11 points out of a possible 27, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 9 away games. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 20 games in this competition, he only managed 1 comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Wellington Phoenix arrives for the last game of the regular phase in third place in the standings, with 41 points, two less than Melbourne City, which has a less played game. There is a mathematical possibility that coach Ufuk Talay’s team will be runner-up and achieve direct qualification for the semi-finals of the play-offs, although this is unlikely as it does not depend solely on itself. On the previous day, Wellington Phoenix added their third consecutive game without knowing the taste of victory, by drawing with Brisbane Roar. Gary Hooper scored in the 82nd minute and fairly restored equality, as Wellington Phoenix reacted to the goal suffered in the 61st minute.
Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix head to head matches
24.01.20 ALE Wellington Phoenix Newcastle Jets 2 : 1
30.03.19 ALE Wellington Phoenix Newcastle Jets 4 : 1
07.02.19 ALE Newcastle Jets Wellington Phoenix 1 : 1
21.10.18 ALE Wellington Phoenix Newcastle Jets 2 : 1
17.03.18 ALE Wellington Phoenix Newcastle Jets 0 : 1