Newcastle is home to Melbourne Victory this weekend. Itís a must win for the jets, a loss is not an option and if they donít bag the three points they can pretty much look to next season.
Melbourne can confirm their finals position with a win, but they donít have a great record at Hunter Stadium. In 12 matches played at the venue, the Victory has only won twice. Overall these two teams have played 26 games with Jets ahead with 12 wins, Melbourne 9 wins and 5 draws.
Adam Taggart has been in great form in recent weeks with the A-League leading goal scorer out to improve on his tally of 14. Melbourne's James Troisi got his 11th of the season last weekend against Sydney FC and will be a big threat to the Jets defence.
So how will this one pan out? If we go on the stats and the form of both teams I would have to favour a Jets Victory. No pun intended there. The home side should and will win. †By how many Iím not sure, but 2-1 will do.
Share your thoughts on this game. Who do you think will win and by how many.