Article: The Eagerly Anticipated Australia A-League Grand Final 2018 Analysis
The Eagerly Anticipated Australia A-League Grand Final 2018 Analysis
In this article we will review the upcoming A-League Grand Final between Newcastle United Jets and Melbourne Victory FC taking place on Saturday 5 May 2018 at the McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, NSW. Read on to see which team has a better chance of winning the 12th A-League Final.
The Australia A-League Grand Final Current Form – Newcastle United Jets
The Jets made it to the Grand Final after beating Melbourne City FC 2-1 in the semi-finals. The Jets head into this match having won two of their last three A-League games against Victory, this after having gone without a win in their previous five games against them. This season, the Jets beat Victory 4-1 in round 8 and 2-0 in round 19. It is very likely that the Jets will score on Saturday, having scored 10 times in their last two games.
The Australia A-League Grand Final Current Form – Melbourne Victory FC
Melbourne Victory made it to the Grand Final after beating Sydney FC 2-3 in the semi-finals. Should Victory beat the Jets, they will become the most successful A-League team with four Grand Final trophies to their name, thus eclipsing Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar all of which are currently with three wins. Victory fans will not be too encouraged by the fact that their team has failed to score in three of their last five games away from home and more worryingly they are yet to manage a clean sheet this season in the Hyundai A-League.
Winners Prediction If only we had the help of Mark Lawrenson’s to give us his prediction for tomorrow’s winner, however, as the Jets will be playing on home soil it is hard to see them not lifting the trophy. Wiiliam Hill, Bet365 and others are offering great odds for this match and for betters in Australia be strictly legal! Winner Predication goes to Newcastle United Jets.
Key Teams Stats
Newcastle Jets finished the season in second place with 15 wins and 7 losses. Melbourne Victory finished the season in fourth with 12 wins and 10 losses. Jets head to this game with Dimitri Petratos, who is being sought after by J-League club Sagan Tosu, is on 10 goals for this season. Victory on the other hand can rely on top scorer Besart Berisha, scoring 14 goals this season. Only Bobô of Sydney FC managing to score over twenty goals this season, something that has regularly happened in the English Premier League every year since 1993. Victory will be happy to head into this game with Leroy George who has assisted 14 goals this season, while the Jets can also hope that Petratos can assist a goal or two with 9 assists to his name this season. Jets fans will have a smirk on their face knowing that their team have only lost 1 of their last 10 at home to the Victory.
Expensive Day Out
After both teams came from a goal down to reach the Grand Final, the sold-out crowd at the McDonald Jones Stadium will see if the Jets can win a second A-League title or if Victory makes it to four titles. If you are one of the lucky fans to be there hopefully you haven’t paid over $ 1,200 to be there. The Jets coach, Ernie Merrick, will be delighted to take his team to the Final having transformed his team into a goal machine, only a year on from having had the worst defence in the league.