NJ Vs MLC Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: A win today sees Melbourne City all but clampdown on second place in the league.
With Wellington not in play in A-League at the moment owing to the Coronavirus outbreak, Melbourne City have been granted an unprecedented opportunity to earn a direct spot in the semi-finals of the marquee league. And the club has ensured it’s grabbed that pristine chance with both hands with the side unbeaten in its last four clashes to all but hammer down second spot in its favour.
Coming into today’s clash in the wake of an intricate 4-2 win against Central Coast the last time around, Melbourne City are toured as outright favourites to accrue the three points from their tie on Monday as well. Their spree of favourable encounters continues with the side paired up against Newcastle Jets come today, a side which should be nothing more than pushovers from the rampant Melbourne outfit.
The home side saw its rejuvenation be curbed the last time around with the outfit’s new found reslliance failing to face off against the brunt of Brisbane Heat. The 1-0 defeat was a sickening blow to the side in their bid to make it into the ensuing round, one which saw the deficit between them and their competitors once again widen.
Newcastle Jets showed the last time around that they have an abundant amount of reslliance and vigour prevelant in their ranks and that will come to the fore once again today also. They’ll put Melbourne to the sword come their encounter but will ultimately fall short owing to their paper thin defence.
Probable Playing 11
- Jackson, James and Kantarovski will fail to make the cut for Melbourne with the players nursing injuries at the moment.
- Hendry and Windbichler will both be missing out on today’s action owing to the players’ ongoing injuries.
Italiano, Koutroumbis, Boogaard, Topor-Stanley, Millar, Ledley, Ugarkovic, Burns, D Petratos, O’Donovan, Arroyo
Glover, Atkinson, Good, Griffiths, Jamieson, Brillante, Susaeta, Berenguer, Luna, Noone, MacLaren
Match: Newcastle Jets Vs Melbourne City
Date And Time: 23th March, Monday- 2:00pm IST
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
- Italiano, Koutroumbis, D Petratos, Arroyo
- Griffiths, Luna, Noone, MacLaren
- O’Donovan: 9 Goals, 1 Assist
- MacLaren: 18 Goals, 4 Assists
Freekick and Corner Taker
- D Petratos
Melbourne City Vs Newcastle Jets: 2-0
NJ Vs MLC Dream11 Goal-Keeper
All season long, if there’s been one player who has persistently stepped up to the mantle for his side, it’s been Lewis Italiano. The shot stopper has been undeterred infront of the carnage of shots unleashed his way all season long to emerge as a true custodian of his goal to make him our pick for the contest.
NJ Vs MLC Dream11 Defenders
While Melbourne City aren’t equipped with the staunchest of defences in the league, it’s the identity of the attacking unit laid out infront of them which sees us move in for four defenders from the side. In Newcastle Jets, they are coming across a team which has scored on a mere 24 occasions all season long, a number which embodies their inadequacies when it comes to pulling together meaningful attacking displays.
The discourse sees us subject our backline to the entire backline from the visiting unit, one which comprises of Rostyn Griffiths, Nathaniel Atkinson, Curtis Good and Scott Jamieson.
NJ Vs MLC Dream11 Midfielders
Up infront of a side which has shipped 38 goals all season long, it was only rightful of us to move in for an electric partnership from Melbourne City for the forthcoming affair. We begin with Adrain Luna from the contingent with the player having piled on the four goals and four assists this term with the two goals and one assist seeing Markel Susaeta partner him up.
From the opposition elsewhere, it’s just the one pick with us venturing in with Matthew Millar for the impending outing.
NJ Vs MLC Dream11 Strikers
While Newcastle Jets have struggled for goals all season long, in Melbourne City they have a defence which can help them compensate for their lack of goals. With Melbourne having leaked 32 goals all season, the hosts will be quietly confident of breaching their opponents’ backline to see us repose faith in a partnership from the side.
We begin with the side’s leading scorer with nine goals and one assist, Roy O’Donovan being picked up by us alongside Dimitri Petratos who has popped up with the five goals and 7 assists. Melbourne meanwhile will be represented by Jamie MacLaren, the side’s and league’s top scorer with a staggering 18 goals.
Captain And Vice-Captain
His 18 goals meant Jamie was always going to be our side’s captain while Luna is our vice-captain.
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.