Betting Tip: Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar
The Newcastle Jets take on Brisbane Roar in the Australian A-League on Friday morning, with the home side looking to close the gap on the league leaders to just five points with a win. The hosts are the undoubted favourites for victory as a result of recent form, while their opponents have just three wins to their name all season.
Australia A-League – Newcastle International Sports Centre, New South Wales – Friday 12th January – 08:50 UK Time
Best Odd of: 8/11 at William Hill
Best Odd of: 11/4 at Skybet
Best Odd of: 16/5 at Ladbrokes
The Newcastle Jets are the favourites to earn all three points when they host the Brisbane Roar at the Newcastle International Sports Centre on Friday morning, with the home side having been one of the most entertaining teams in Australia throughout the campaign to date. With their opponents currently sitting just three points above bottom of the table Wellington Phoenix, Jets boss Ernie Merrick and his men will be looking to do all they can to apply the pressure when they face off against Brisbane in New South Wales. For those still unsure of who to back, be sure to check out our top betting tip below. However, let’s take a closer look at the two teams, starting with the home side.
Newcastle Jets Team News & Form
The home side come into this match off the back of a comfortable 2-0 win over the Central Coast Mariners, a result which consolidated their second place in the standings, still eight points behind Sydney FC. The Jets are the second highest scorers in the A-League with 34 goals from their 15 matches to date, with manager Merrick undoubtedly hoping that his team can continue their good run of form in front of goal. Both Roy O’Donovan and Andrew Nabbout have seven A-League goals to their names so far this season, while a +17 goal difference demonstrates just how difficult the Jets are to beat this season.
Brisbane Roar Team News & Form
The Brisbane Roar suffered a 3-0 home defeat against league leaders Sydney FC last time out, their fourth defeat in their last five A-League matches. John Aloisi’s men will look to former Middlesbrough forward Massimo Maccarone as their main attacking threat on Friday, with the visitors having scored just 16 goals so far this season, conceding 24 in the process.
Head to Head
The two teams have met 36 times in the past, with the Newcastle Jets having won 14 of such meetings, as well as registering ten draws. The Jets defeated Brisbane Roar 2-1 away from home back in October, however they had already suffered a surprise 3-1 home defeat just a matter of months earlier.
Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar Betting Odds and Predictions
Given their position in the standings and their status as the home team on Friday, it comes as little surprise that it is the Newcastle Jets who are the favourites for victory with the majority of bookmakers. Those looking to back the home side for the win for can take advantage of odds of 8/11 from William Hill, while the visiting side are priced at 16/5 with Ladbrokes.
Top Betting Tip Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet on both teams scoring during the 90 minutes, which is available at odds 8/13 ahead of kick-off at Ladbrokes.