MLV vs NJ: Melbourne Victory will host Newcastle Jets at AAMI Park on Sunday, 29 October 2023, in the second round of the 2023/24 A-League season.
MLV vs NJ (Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets) Match Details:
|Match||Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets|
|Date||Sunday, 29th October 2023|
|Time||11:30 AM (IST) – 06:00 AM (GMT)|
MLV vs NJ Match Analysis:
The home team will be looking to build on their impressive start to the season, having defeated Sydney FC 2-0 in their opening game. Bruno Fornaroli and Zinedine Machach scored the goals in that game, and the Victory will be hoping that their attacking duo can continue to fire against the Jets.
Newcastle, meanwhile, will be looking to bounce back from their 2-2 draw with Perth Glory in their opening game. Adam Taggart and Kosta Grozos scored the goals for the Jets in that match, but they will need to be more solid defensively if they are to get anything from their trip to Melbourne.
The two teams have met 50 times in the A-League, with Newcastle leading the head-to-head record 21-20. However, the Victory have won the last two meetings between the two sides, including a 2-0 win in Melbourne in February 2023.
Melbourne Victory manager Tony Popovic is likely to make few changes to the team that defeated Sydney FC in the opening game. Fornaroli and Machach are both expected to start up front, with Jake Brimmer and Leroy George providing support from the wings.
Newcastle Jets manager Arthur Papas is also likely to make few changes to his team. Taggart and Grozos are both expected to start up front, with Daniel Penha and Deni Alar providing support from the wings.
MLV vs NJ Head-to-Head:
POINTS TABLE – A League
|7||Western Sydney Wanderers||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||D|
|12||Central Coast Mariners||1||0||1||0||0||-3||0||L|
MLV vs NJ (Melbourne Victory vs Newcastle Jets) Probable Playing XI:
1.Paul Izzo, 2. Adama Traore-III, 3. Roderick Miranda, 4. Jason Geria, 5. Damien Da Silva, 6. Rai Marchan, 7. Ryan Teague, 8. Zinedine Machach, 9. Nishan Velupillay, 10. Bruno Fornaroli, 11. Daniel Arzani
1.Ryan Scott, 2. Lucas Mauragis, 3. Jason Hoffman, 4. Dane Ingham, 5. Carl Jenkinson, 6. Mark Natta, 7. Kosta Grozos, 8. Clayton Taylor, 9. Jason Berthomier, 10. Apostolos Stamatelopoulos, 11. Trent Buhagiar
MLV vs NJ Key Players:
Small League Picks:
MLV – Zinedine Machach [72 points], Paul Izzo [69 points]
NJ – Kosta Grozos [104 points], Ryan Scott [50 points]
Grand League Picks:
MLV – Daniel Arzani [18 points], Ryan Teague [31 points]
NJ – Dane Ingham [4 points], Trent Buhagiar [4 points]
MLV vs NJ Dream11 Prediction – Suggested Team:
Goal–Keeper – Paul Izzo
Defender – Roderick Miranda, Jason Hoffman, Zinedine Machach, Kosta Grozos
Midfielder – Damien Da Silva, Ryan Scott, Daniel Arzani, Dane Ingham
Forward – Ryan Teague, Trent Buhagiar
DISCLAIMER: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.