The Best of the Day preview slips one past the goalkeeper with A-League tips for a Tuesday night showdown between Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory.
19:05 (AEST) @ C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour
History: Played 42: Perth 24 V Newcastle 8 (10 Draws)
Last meeting: March 27, 2021: Perth 2 d Newcastle 1 at HBF Park
Final thoughts: The Best of the Day preview breaks down an A-League clash between bottom-four sides Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory.
The second-last Jets have sunk to seven straight losses. In a crucial result in terms of the wooden spoon battle, bottom-placed Melbourne Victory grabbed a 2-1 win in Newcastle on Saturday to join the Jets on 11 points.
Newcastle led 1-0 at halftime through an Apostolos Stamatelopoulos goal before being run down. The Jets have conceded more than two goals just once this season – but they are the A-League’s worst attacking outfit, scoring more than one goal only once.
WATCH | "It's been a tough few weeks for us as a team"
— NEWCASTLE JETS FC ✈️ (@NewcastleJetsFC) April 12, 2021
The 10th-placed Glory’s finals ship has not yet sailed. They are eight points outside the top-six but have a couple of games in hand.
Recent form is Perth’s immediate problem losing their last two to Macarthur (2-0) and Sydney (1-0). The Glory were scoring two goals a game on average across their first 12 outings, but they have been held scoreless in four of their last seven games. Meanwhile, only the Victory concede more goals per game.
All set for the Jets…@RichGarcia19 discusses the challenge of taking on @NewcastleJetsFC in Coffs Harbour on Tuesday.
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— Perth Glory FC (@PerthGloryFC) April 11, 2021
Glory dominate rivalry with Jets
The home side is undefeated in the last six Newcastle-Perth encounters, winning five. But four of those victories were achieved by the Glory, who have picked up six wins and a draw in their last eight against the Jets.
The Glory took out the teams’ encounter in Perth three weeks ago 2-1. Ciaran Bramwell and Darryl Lachman scored inside 25 minutes for the Glory, before Roy O’Donovan put the Jets on the board just before the hour mark.
The Jets are taking this home game to Coffs Harbour – a good omen, perhaps, after losing seven of their eight fixtures in Newcastle this season. The Glory have picked up just one point from their last five games on the road, losing four times to nil.
Diego Castro returns for Perth in a key boost against injury-ravaged Newcastle. Joel Chianese has also joined the Glory for the rest of the season and is in the squad for this assignment.
— Perth Glory FC (@PerthGloryFC) April 12, 2021
With their post-season hopes on the line, expect the Glory to capitalise on the opportunity to play their way back into form against one of the A-League’s lightweights and grab the Best of the Day W.