In the 26th round of the australian football A-League, Newcastle Jets will host one of the best teams in the league, Melbourne City. There is huge quality difference between these two teams, or to be more accurate, there is 19 points gap betweem these two clubs, however Melbourne City are not such a big favourite, probably because Newcastle Jets are in good form and play at home, altough they lost their last match vs Brisbane Roar and the match will be played without spectators due to the global issues with the virus.
So far, Newcastle Jets have won 21 points in 21 matches, ranked 9th place in the league. Their chances for reaching the play offs are very slim, but as long as there is a possibilty they will not lack motivation. Newcastle Jets are not very high scoring team, altough they had a run of 5 consecutive games scoring at least 1 goal, until last weak. However they allowed 38 goals.
On the other side, the guests Melbourne City do not have problems with scoring goals, having the 2nd best attacking record with 41 goals, however they do have problems with keeping a clean sheet. So far in their 22 matches, they conceded 32 goals.
Considering the fact that both teams played their last matches 3 days ago, we might see some rotations in the squads, but than again it is the end of the season so every point will be important. I expect preety open game with a lot of scoring opportunities, because of that my bet will be BTTS & 2.5.
Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City betting tips
BTTS & Over 2.5 (Stake: 8)Odds: 1.80 at Bet365
Result: 2-1 WON (+6.4 units)