NJ vs MLC Dream11 Match Preview: Newcastle Jets will be welcoming Melbourne City FC at the Newcastle International Sports Centre in the A-League on Monday. In terms of positioning, the Jets are 9th in table with 21 points on board from 21 games. The six game unbeaten streak finally came to an end over the weekend through a 1-0 defeat to Brisbane Roar. Melbourne City FC, on the other end, are one of the team’s to beat this season. . Melbourne City occupies the 2nd spot spot with 40 points and have won three games, while drawing one from the last four appearances so far. A win would further extend their lead in the top two as Wellington Phoenix is at 3rd with 36 points and also have the advantage of two games in hand.
Date- Monday, March 23
Kick-Off- 2:00 PM (IST)
Venue- Newcastle International Sports Centre
Central defender Lachlan Jackson remains a long-term absentee for the Jets due to a knee injury. While Ben Kantarovski (quad), and Noah James (hand injury) are both on the sidelines as well. Abdiel Arroyo was put on the bench for the last game, but could get to start here. Newcastle’s new signings Bernie Ibiniand Joe Ledley have been quality for the team, while the latest addition to the roster, Wes Hoolahan, who made his first start for the club last week, also impressed quite a few and should get another start here.In Bernie Ibini,and Pat Langlois could also be called back to the starting eleven.
Melbourne City FC
City have no fresh injury concerns from last game and have named the same squad as well.However, Jack Hendry (knee), and Richard Windbichler (hamstring) are the only ones on the injury list for the visitors ahead of this game. Moudi Najjar and Stefan Colakovski could both get to start here. Jaime Maclaren and Craig Noone should feature in the advanced positions, with Adrian Luna, Markel Susaeta and Joshua Brillante playing in behind.
Newcastle Jets (Expected Playing 11)- Lewis Italiano (GK), Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Nigel Boogaard, John Koutroumbis, Steven Ugarkovic, Angus Thurgate, Bobby Burns, Matthew Millar, Wes Hoolahan, Dimitri Petratos, Roy O’Donovan
Melbourne City FC (Expected Playing 11)- Tom Glover (GK), Scott Jamieson, Curtis Good, Rostyn Griffiths, Nathaniel Atkinson, Florin Berenguer, Joshua Brillante, Adrián Luna, Markel Susaeta, Craig Noone, Jamie Maclaren
Jaime Maclaren has been prolific as ever for Melbourne City FC. The centre-forward has bagged 18 goals from 19 games and his inclusion in the Dream11 Match Prediction side could earn the user maximum points.
Roy O’Donovan can pack a punch in the final third for Newcastle Jets. Donovan has three goals from six appearances so far this season and can earn the user a decent amount of points in the today match prediction side.
Adrian Luna has four goals from 19 appearances this season and can be vital in the forward line for Melbourne City FC.
Matthew Millar has been one of the standouts for Newcastle Jets at the back as well as while going forward. Millar has netted four goals from 11 appearances for his side this season.
Melbourne City FC will be expected to continue their positive run and bag the win.
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