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The Newcastle Jets and Wellington Phoenix meet at McDonald Jones Stadium with both sides eyeing off a set of three points that could see them inside the top six at the completion of the weekend’s matches. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:45pm (AEDT).
After stunning Sydney FC with a second-half performance that did all but grab the points on the road last Saturday night, the Jets will once again look to talisman Valentino Yuel when they tackle the impressive Phoenix in the Hunter.
Should Yuel produce anything like what he did against the Sky Blues, the entire competition will once again be astonished by his skill and attacking power and in awe of his exceptional talent. However, Wellington have weapons of their own to employ, and off the back of midweek FFA Cup success they will be looking to grab their second win of the season and move temporarily to the top of the A-League ladder.
In what looks to be one of the toughest matches to tip this weekend, where the youthful flair of the Jets will be pitted against the patient and determined front line of the Phoenix led by Gary Hooper, let’s hope the east coast weather eases a little and allows the match to live up to its potential.
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
Kick-off: 7:45 pm (AEDT), Friday 10th December 2021
Live stream: Paramount+
Betting: Newcastle Jets $2.52, Wellington Phoenix FC $2.66 – odds via PlayUp
Jack Duncan, Dane Ingham, Jason Hoffman, Jordan Elsey (vc), Ben Kantarovski, Matthew Jurman (c), Jordan O’Doherty, Mario Arqués, Beka Mikeltadze, Olivier Boumal, Daniel Penha, Mohamed Al-Taay, Dylan Murnane, Kosta Grozos, Valentino Yuel, Kosta Petratos, Michael Weier, Savvas Siatravanis, Eli Babalj, Samuel Silvera, Archie Goodwin, Lucas Mauragis, Blake Archbold, Noah James, Angus Thurgate, Riley Warland
Wellington Phoenix FC
Matthew Bozinovski, James McGarry, Tim Payne, Ben Old, David Ball, Reno Piscopo, Jaushua Sotirio, Luka Prso, Nicholas Pennington, Alex Rufer (vc), Louis Fenton, Callan Elliot, Ben Waine, Sam Sutton, Oliver Sail, Joshua Laws, Clayton Lewis, Kurtis Mogg, George Ott, Alex Paulsen, Gary Hooper