Newcastle probably could not have drawn Western Sydney Wanderers at a worse time. The Jets are out of form and the Wanderers will be out for a big game in front of their home fans after going down 3-1 in their opening ACL match on Wednesday night.
Wanderers Ante Covic has 7 clean sheets to his name this season where as Newcastle have struggled to score. Their last encounter was just 4 weeks ago and to be honest Newcastle was lucky to come out of that game with a point. Newcastle’s record is not all that flash against Western Sydney either. In five encounter Wanderers have 3 wins and Newcastle only the 1 win.
Newcastle is planning to play 3 men up front to break through the red and blacks defence. If Newcastle can apply and sustain pressure throughout the match they may get the result they are after. Although Wanderers coach tony Popovic has a rotation system, some of his players backing up from two nights ago may find the going tough, especially in the latter stages if Newcastle can press forward.
It’s shaping up to be an interesting clash, will Western Sydney find it to difficult with the short turn around and can Newcastle score goals? How will this game unfold? Send through your opinions on how Newcastle can overcome the Wanderers.