Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets - Monday 20:00, Fox Sports 4

Perth conceded a late goal at the Wanderers to lose 2-1 and bring to an end their run of five straight wins, but their goal means that they have now scored in their last 13 games. The Jets, meanwhile, picked up a 1-0 win at the Mariners, their third win in four unbeaten games to move up to 8th as they now trail Perth by just two points.

Both teams have now scored in Perth’s last 11 games and nine of these saw at least three goals, with at least four in six of these matches. Glory have been in excellent scoring form, netting 21 in their last seven and scoring at least twice in four of their last five at home. Their home record this season is W5-D3-L2 as their only defeats have come against Wellington in their opening home game of the season and against the excellent Adelaide. Kenny Lowe’s side have conceded at least twice in their last five at the nib Stadium and as a result each of these saw at least four goals. However, each of these games was against a top-half side as they’ve only hosted two bottom-three teams this term.

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The Jets have also found their scoring boots in recent weeks as they’ve netted eight in their last four, but their clean sheet at the Mariners was their only one in their last 10 games. Their away record this season is W3-D2-L4 as they’ve failed to score in five of these games. Their record when travelling to teams between 4th and 7th since the start of last season is W1-D2-L6 as they failed to score in four of the defeats and four were also by more than one goal. What’s more, the Jets have lost their last four meetings with Perth since the start of last season, including a 6-1 thrashing at home this term.

Though the Jets have won their last two, these victories have come against the two teams below them in the division and we expect Perth to get back to winning ways at home in this one. Since they’ve led at the break in five of their last six matches, whilst the Jets have trailed at the break in three of their last five on the road, we’re backing them to be ahead at half-time and full-time and backing them -1 on the Asian handicap at evens also appeals.
Perth/Perth (HT/FT) - 1pt @ 2.55