MLC vs NJ Dream11: Melbourne City created history when they clinched their inaugural premiership. A 1-0 win over Central Coast saw City lift silverware with Ex-Bolton winger Craig Noone scoring the decisive goal. The VAR came to City’s aid late as it ruled out a Mariners penalty in stoppage time. City would then suffer its first defeat in 10 matches as they went down 3-0 away to Brisbane. Having already won the premiership, City fielded an inexperienced side with several first-choice players rested. Newcastle only need a point to avoid finishing bottom. The Jets travelled to Brisbane where a late goal undid all their hard work once again.
Date: 10 June, Thursday
Time: 2:35 PM (IST)
Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne
A League Table: Melbourne City are 1st in the A League standings, while Newcastle Jets are sitting in the 12th place.
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Melbourne City – L W D W W
Newcastle Jets – L L D L L
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
MLC Wins- 02
NJ Wins– 01
Melbourne City News
Injury Report and Unavailability: City will be without defender Curtis Good due to international duty. Defender Nathaniel Atkinson will also mis with a hamstring injury.
Expected changes and Strategy: Midfielder Anthony Lesiotis will be in contention to start after impressing off the bench last week.
Melbourne City Starting XI (Likely)
Newcastle Jets News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Newcastle will be without midfielders Ben Kantarovski and John Koutroumbis due to calf and ankle injuries respectively.
Expected changes and Strategy: Kosta Petratos has recovered from his knock and is available for selection.
Newcastle Jets Starting XI (Likely)
Jamie Maclaren: Maclaren has 24 goals and a total of 47 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 35.62%. He had a total of 25 big chances. He has a total of 5 assists, 11 key passes and he created a total of 26 chances.
Roy O’Donovan: O’Donovan has 5 goals and a total of 18 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 29.46%. He had a total of 8 big chances. He has a total of 2 assists, 10 key passes and he created a total of 11 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Craig Noone: Noone has 5 goals and a total of 16 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 32.16%. He had a total of 8 big chances. He has a total of 2 assists, 9 key passes and he created a total of 12 chances.
Defenders: O’Toole, Topor-Stanley, Jamieson, Millar
Midfielders: Ugarkovic, Thurgate, Noone, Metcalfe
Attackers: Maclaren, O’Donovan
While this game may seem like a certain Melbourne City win on the surface, there is no reason to believe that Newcastle could snatch a result. They should feel renewed to break a long losing run. In our MLC vs NJ Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 2-0 win for the hostsw in this match.