Match Preview: Western United vs Newcastle Jets


Western United take on Newcastle Jets on Monday night for a spot in the top six.

Match Details

Western United vs Newcastle Jets

Monday, 26 April

Kick-off: 7:05pm

AAMI Park, Melbourne

Broadcast: The match will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 505, Kayo and the MyFootball Live app.

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Form guide

Western United: WWLWD

Newcastle Jets: LLLDD

Last week Western United brought four points from Tasmania to Victoria after recording a win and a draw against Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix respectively.

United have won three out of their past five encounters, to sit just one point outside the top six with games in hand.

The Jets haven’t won a game since mid-February when they defeated Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park.

A nine-game winless run has them sitting rock bottom on the A-League table.

Previous meetings

United scored their first ever goal against Newcastle last time out, securing a 1-0 win at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Lachie Wales’ strike inside the opening 40 seconds finally broke United’s duck at the fourth time of asking against the Jets.

The Jets have a positive record against United, winning two out of the four meetings and drawing once.

What Mark Rudan is saying

On the Jets

“We have to be at our best because we know how tough a game it was last time [against Newcastle] and we need to get better.

On Hamill and Uskok being out

“We’ve got Aaron Calver who’s a more than capable replacement. He’s played a lot of games and he’s had to bide his time and be patient to get a run.

“I went to a back four in the second half against Wellington, that looked quite good.

“There’s an opportunity there to also play with a back four on Monday.”

Stats of the Week

  • Western United is undefeated at AAMI Park in the A-League when playing hosts on the day (W1, D1), keeping two clean sheets in the process.
  • Western United has scored eight headed goals in the 2020/21 A-League season, the joint-most of any team.
  • Western United has made 21 clearances per game this season, the most by any team and three per game more than Newcastle Jets.