Round 16 of A League action kicks off with what looks a cracking match on the Hunter between the high flying Jets and the desperate Roar.
Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar
The Jets continue to impress and loom as what looks the only real challenger to Sydney FC this season. Ernie Merrick’s young outfit have won four of their past six matches and will certainly fancy their chances at home against a Roar side who have lost four of their past five.
John Aloisi’s side are really struggling at both ends of the field at the moment and travel to Newcastle off the back of a disappointing 2-0 loss at home to the Wanderers and a 3-0 hammering to reigning premiers Sydney.
The Jets are without the services of Joseph Champness, who was is away with the Olyroos, but attackers Andrew Nabbout and Dimi Petratos are fit and will be confident of finding the back of the net against a Roar side that has leaked at least two goals in five of their past six matches and have fallen to the Jets in three of their past four meetings. Back the home side.
Prediction: Jets @ $1.71