A-League preview: Jets v Victory

Jake Brimmer

Melbourne Victory makes the trip to Newcastle to face the Jets in the A-League on Saturday.


Victory heads to New South Wales on the back of a 3-0 loss at home to Sydney FC as it was reduced to 10 men in the first half.

Elvis Kamsoba’s first-half red card proved to be a turning point at AAMI Park.

Victory is away to the Jets at McDonald Jones Stadium as it looks to end a six-game winless run.

It was without defender Ryan Shotton, captain Leigh Broxham and attacking pair Marco Rojas and Rudy Gestede due to injury.

Victory is unbeaten on its past three trips to Newcastle, a run which includes its 2018 A-League Grand Final success.

There have been just four goals scored in those three games, highlighting just how tight those encounters have been.

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Last time

A-League 2020/21
Melbourne Victory 0-1 Newcastle Jets
Sunday, February 21, 2021
AAMI Park, Melbourne

A single goal separated the teams in their previous meeting in February.

Angus Thurgate scored what proved to be a 72nd-minute winner for the Jets.

As it stands

Head to head

Round 9, 2020/21: Victory 0-1 Jets at AAMI Park
Round 20, 2019/20: Jets 1-1 Victory at McDonald Jones Stadium
Round 13, 2019/20: Victory 4-0 Jets at AAMI Park
Round of 32, 2019 FFA Cup: Victory 2-3 Jets (aet) at AAMI Park
Round 21, 2018/19: Victory 0-2 Jets at GMHBA Stadium

Match details

Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory
McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Kick-off: 3.05pm AEST


Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Adama TRAORE, 4.Nick ANSELL, 7.Callum McMANAMAN, 8.Jacob BUTTERFIELD, 11. Ben FOLAMI, 13.Birkan KIRDAR, 14.Jay BARNETT, 15.Aaron ANDERSON, 16.Brandon LAUTON, 19.Dylan RYAN, 22.Jacob BRIMMER, 25.Luis LAWRIE-LATTANZIO, 26.Lleyton BROOKS, 30.Marko BULIC (gk), 35.Zaydan BELLO

**0-1 to be omitted** 


In: 25.Luis LAWRIE-LATTANZIO,30.Marko BULIC (gk), 35.Zaydan BELLO

Out: 10.Robbie KRUSE (injured), 17.Elvis KAMSOBA (suspended), 20.Max CROCOMBE (ill),  33.Dalibor MARKOVIC (omitted)

Unavailable: 5.Ryan SHOTTON (injured – knee), 6. Leigh BROXHAM (injured – hamstring), 9.Rudy GESTEDE (injured- knee), 23.Marco ROJAS (injured – ankle)