Newcastle Jets will be taking on Melbourne Victory for their 18th fixture in the A-League. Bot sides currently languish at the bottom half of the table and have struggled throughout. The Jets find themselves at the 10th spot with 14 points, whereas, Melbourne Victory are two points ahead of them at 9th.
Date- Saturday, February 21
Kick-Off- 2:00 PM (IST)
Venue- Newcastle International Sports Centre
Ben Kantarovski, Lachlan Jackson and Noah James are on the sidelines due to injury for the hosts. Wes Hoolahan and Matt Ridenton are back in contention and could get to be on the team sheet. R O’Donovan and A Arroyo should lead the attack, with D Petratos could play in behind.
Storm Roux, Robbie Kruse and Jay Barnett are ruled out due to injury, while, Jay Barnett is also in doubt to start. Matt Acton’s shoulder injury puts him on the sidelines, whereas, Brenda White, on the other end has been released by the club.
NJ vs MLV Dream11 | Predicted Lineups
NJ (Expected Playing 11)- L Italiano; J Kourtombis, N Boogard, N Toper Stanley; M Millar, S Ugarkovic, A Thurgate, B Burns; D Petratos, A Arroyo, R O’Donovan
MLV (Expected Playing 11)-L Thomas; S Roux, J Donachie, G Gallifuoco; B Lauton, M Basha, A Lesiotis, A Traore; E Kamsoba, O Toivonen, A Nabbout
D Petratos has been one of the standouts for Newcastle Jets. Petratos has bagged five goals from 17 games this season.
Ola Toivonen has been prolific for Melbourne Victory. Toivonen has nine goals from 14 games this season.
Matthew Millar has been solid in defence as well as while going forward for Newcastle Jets. Millar has three goals from nine appearances for her side this season.
Andrew Nabbout can pack a punch in the forward line for Melbourne Victory. Nabbout has four goals from 14 appearances this season.
Goalkeeper- L Thomas
Defenders- N Millar, S Roux, A Anderson, B Burns
Midfielders- A Thurgate, W Hoolahan, J Barnett
Forwards- D Petratos (VC), A Nabbout, O Toivonen (C)