On August 13, at 10:30, Newcastle Jets and Wellington Pheonix duel in the 24th round of the Australian Premier League, in a match in which the odds for victory are very close. Wellington has played well lately and is betting quite a lot on the yellow-blacks.
On Jubilee Oval, from Sydney, the 3rd and 8th places in the first league are dueled. Wellington is on the podium (goal average 38-30), while Newcastle is 10 points behind and has little chance in the play-offs. Instead, the people from Phoenix dream with open eyes for the title, especially since the Sydney leader is not in shape at all and has four stages in a row without success in the championship. In this context, victory is mandatory for Wellington, in Thursday’s match.
Wellington once again relies on the quality of the scorers Ulises Davila (12 successes) and Grant Hooper (8 successes), and the need for points is very high. In the last four rounds, Phoenix has won only one game and conceded a goal each time: 2-1 with Perth Glory, 1-1 with Adelaide United, 0-1 with WS Wandarers and 1-1 with Brisbane Roar. Newcastle is in an ascending form.
The Jets prevailed in the games with Melbourne City (2-1), Sydney FC (2-1) and Western United (1-0), managing only a draw with Central Coast Mariners (0-0). We expect an open game, because the statistics also recommend goal betting: in the last 4 direct duels it has always been “GG”. We rely on the same scenario.
Wellington has won 3 of the last 4 direct duels with the Jets;
They have scored both teams in the last four games between Wellington and the Jets;
The Newcastle Jets have won just one direct duel in the last 7;
In 7 of the last 9 direct duels, at least three goals have been scored;
For both teams, in 3 of the last 5 championship matches they scored under 2.5 goals;