Melbourne City delivered against Brisbane Roar on Thursday, keeping our streak alive – but we’re not done yet. Today, we focus on the second-round A-League clash between Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory, who seek their first W of the 2022/23 season.
Newcastle Jets vs Perth Glory
- When: Friday, October 15 – 17:00 AEDT
- Where: McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia
- Weather: Sunny, 18°C
We kicked off our A-League picks for Round 2 of 2022/23 A-League with another correct prediction, as Melbourne City took down Brisbane Roar 2-0. Today, we take a closer look at a clash between two of last season’s bottom feeders – Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory, who started the new season with a loss.
Newcastle Jets – Solid Scoring Form
Newcastle Jets head into their home contest against Perth Glory in solid goalscoring form, having produced at least two goals in five of their last nine outings, which is significantly more than Perth, who have managed to do the same just twice over the same stretch.
But while Newcastle Jets have something to show from their last nine fixtures, they’ve yet to show what they’ve got this season. Their 2022/23 A-League opening bout, the infamous F3 Derby, was washed away due to the torrential weather postponing the clash against the Central Coast Mariners.
Having played no games yet, we have nothing to analyse, granted it’s worth noting that the Jets have made 1/16 finals of the Australia Cup in July, when they kneeled to Adelaide United (0-2) in July.
Perth Glory – Seeking Their First Points
Perth Glory started the new A-League season with a loss against Western Sydney, who bested them 1-0 at CommBank Stadium. Notably, WS Wanderers could have added another goal in the 90th minute, but it wasn’t meant to be, as Sulejman Krpic missed a penalty, running his chance to score two goals in his debut for the Australian side.
Still, despite losing the bout, Perth Glory showed up, were valiant in defeat, and we have to give special praise to the 41-year-old GK Liam Reddy, who produced five saves, helping his side avoid what could’ve been a much tougher loss.
Despite their solid effort on the day, Perth Glory were still the inferior team, so while they have shown some quality, it likely won’t be enough to win on Saturday.
Newcastle Jets vs Perth Glory Betting Odds
Newcastle Jets are priced as 1.70 favourites (1.74 Pinnacle) to defeat Perth Glory, who head into the second round of A-League as 4.50 underdogs (4.73 Pinnacle), while a draw is priced at 4.00 (4.11 Pinnacle).
Notably, the betting odds on the hosts have risen quite a bit since the market opened, going from 1.52 all the way up to 1.70, while Perth Glory was initially priced as 6.06 outsiders for this affair.
Newcastle Jets vs Perth GloryA-League Betting Picks
Perth Glory wasn’t a good team last season, and until proven otherwise, we don’t expect that to change by much this time around. But you have to give it to them – they’re fighters, and no matter who they face, Perth Glory will make sure to give their opponents a hard time. Will that be enough for an upset victory, however, is another question.
Over the last six head-to-head meetings between Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory, three ended in a draw and just one win for Perth Glory. Unfortunately, they’ve not shown enough in round one for us to believe the hosts can make it two on Saturday.
We kick off our Saturday’s A-League picks with a -0.75 Asian Handicap bet on the hosts.
- Prediction: Newcastle Jets -0.75 Asian Handicap