At this moment, it would be a big challenge for every league team to face Melbourne City in the competition game, both at home or as a visitor. Even champion Sydney, in their current weak form, could not be considered as the favorite for three points against City. Melbourne managed to overcome going up and down from the first part of the season, and now the team is the closest to playoff semi-final round.
They should keep the good run, going for the three points against Jets, in order to stay on secure distance from the teams below. Phoenix is close, with two games less, and City needs to get into the rest of the games with full power. Melbourne won two games with Newcastle this season, having 6:0 goal difference in those duels. It could be a bit tougher at the moment since the host is making good progress with the new manager, Carl Robinson. However, Jets did break unbeatable run in Gold Coast, against Brisbane at the recent round. The team had the ball in their legs for more than 60 per cent of the time but failed to get to the serious goal chance.
They are now quite far from the playoff spot, and it is a big question if squad would remain on the same level here. Coach Robinson stated that he could rotate big part of the lineup against favourite City, and that result is not the only aim for his team. Melbourne should make their good performance here, and pick up new three points. Newcastle is not among hard home rivals this season, having negative record here.
Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City betting tips
Melbourne City (Stake: 10)Odds: 2.37 at Bet365
Result: 2-1 LOST (-10 units)