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  • Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix predictions for Sunday’s match
  • The game is being played at 7.10am GMT at Hunter Stadium
  • Newcastle have seen BTTS in 5 of their last 6 matches against Wellington
  • I’m tipping BTTS and over 2.5 goals, with value on Newcastle winning
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Newcastle have won 3 of their last 5 A-League matches (Getty Images)
Athos Sirianos 26 Feb 2021
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Newcastle Jets vs Wellington Phoenix Predictions 


Newcastle have experienced a significant transformation, while Wellington’s injury crisis continues. The Phoenix have been competitive and have been regular goalscorers this season. 

I’m tipping BTTS and over 2.5 goals with value on a Jets win.

  • Newcastle have won 3 of their last 5 matches (A-League).
  • Newcastle have seen BTTS in 5 of their last 6 against Wellington (A-League).
  • Wellington have seen BTTS in 6 of their last 8 matches (A-League).
  • Wellington have seen over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (A-League).
  • Wellington have lost 4 out of their last 6 matches (A-League).
  • Wellington have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Newcastle (A-League).

Head to Head


Wellington have a 21-13 record in the head-to-head with only six draws in 40 meetings. 

Goals either side of half time to strikers Valentino Yuel and Roy O’Donovan saw the Jets clinch a 2-1 win in their last meeting in Wollongong. While the Phoenix managed to pull one back through captain Ulises Davila, they were unable to complete the comeback at home.

Newcastle Jets Form


Newcastle have rectified a poor start to the season by going unbeaten in their last five matches. 

The Jets picked up a shock 1-0 win at home against Melbourne City with Yuel’s 40th minute strike enough to five Newcastle the win. They backed this up with a 0-0 draw away to the in-form Brisbane, before travelling to Melbourne where they defeated the Victory. 

Midfielder Angus Thurgate sunk the Victory in the 72nd minute from distance with the Jets also denied two penalty shouts throughout the game. This places Newcastle within touching distance off the top six after losing their first four matches.

Newcastle Jets Injuries & Team News


Midfielder Ben Kantarovski is still two weeks away due to still recovering from a calf injury, while defender Jason Hoffman will also miss with a groin problem.

Wellington Phoenix Form


Wellington have only recorded the one win from their last six matches and sit bottom of the A-League table.

After beating Central Coast two weeks prior, the Phoenix went down 2-0 to the Mariners at home. The following week saw an improved performance from Wellington as they held the in-form Western Sydney to a 2-2 draw. 

Striker Mirza Muratovic opened the scoring in the ninth minute before midfielder Louis Fenton’s 79th minute goal equalised after the Wanderers went ahead.

Unfortunately for the Phoenix their poor luck would continue against Melbourne Victory in this battle of the cellar dwellers. Wellington conceded twice from set-pieces as Victory ran away 2-0 winners at home.

Wellington Phoenix Injuries & Team News


In addition to playing away from home all season, the Phoenix have been dealt with a multitude of injuries.

Defender Luke DeVere is expected to miss 12 weeks with a knee injury, while winger Jaushua Sotirio is also out with a knee issue. 

In positive news, striker Tomer Hemed is set to return from a hamstring injury while striker David Ball will also come in after serving a two-week suspension.

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Verdict

Newcastle are on a roll while Wellington have felt the brunt of several injuries. While the Phoenix have had no issues scoring this season, they have failed to get results.

I’m tipping BTTS and over 2.5 goals, with value on Newcastle winning 2-1.

Best Bets: BTTS Yes BTTS @-175.44 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best Bets: Over 2.5 Goals Total Goals @-138.89 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Value Bet: Newcastle Win Full time result @125.00 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units
Correct Score Tips: Newcastle Win 2-1 Correct Score @850.00 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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