Description: NJ Vs WEL Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Without a win in three matches, Wellington look to finally step out of their rut.
Playing their league stage encounter today, many would have excused Wellington Phoenix for giving today’s upcoming encounter a not so important approach. With the club assured of third place and the imminent encounter quarter-finals awaiting the club, this is a fixture where the club would not want to risk tiring its players.
However, despite these factors, today’s outing is far from an inconsequential one for the side. The club has hit a lull at the moment with three winless encounters on the spin not only seeing the side lose out on second place but also lose form at the wrong moment.
It’s a dilemma which they’ll be looking to put to bed when they take to the court today. With a win by more than two goals seeing them relinquish second spot in the league and with it a direct place in the semi-finals, the side has more than enough incentive to give everything its got towards registering a win.
NJ Vs WEL Dream11 Probable Winner
However, given their dreary and languid form, Wellington will far from have things easy today. They are up against a rejuvenated Newcastle Jets side, a team which has gone on an ascendancy since the league’s restart to register three wins in its last four clashes.
Without a defeat in their last four encounters and with nothing to lose with top 6 away too ahead of them, Newcastle Jets will be looking to leave the league with something to remember them by. Their current form augurs well for them as well with us envisaging the side giving a stern test to the third placed side.
However, despite all the predicaments, Wellington’s attack should manage to see the side scoot its way to a one goal win.
Probable Playing 11
Lewis Italiano, Nigel Boogaard, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Johnny Koutroumbis, Steven Ugarkovic, Angus Thurgate, Dimitrios Petratos, Bobby Burns, Matthew Millar, Roy O’Donovan, Wes Hoolahan
Stefan Marinovic, Luke DeVere, Steven Taylor, Liberato Cacace, Tim Payne, Matti Steinmann, Cameron Devlin, Reno Piscopo, David Ball, Ulises Davila, Gary Hooper
Match: Jets Vs Wellington
Date And Time: 13th August, Thursday- 3:00pm IST
Venue: Jubilee Oval, Sydney
Telecast: My Football Live
- Roy O’Donovan: 10 Goals
- Davila: 12 Goals, 5 Assists
Newcastle Jets Vs Western United: 1-0
Wellington Phoenix Vs Brisbane Roar: 1-1
Dream 11 Picks
Stefan Marinovic from Wellington Phoenix will be our pick as the goal-keeper for the forthcoming encounter. The goal-keeper has been the only saving grace for his backline off late, a name who has managed to ensure that despite his side’s backline being a sitting duck recently, they have managed to lose their last matches by only the one goal.
The defensive side of the game has clearly slumped for Wellington Phoenix but we do envision them coming back hard today. Given the ramifications from the encounter for the club, the side is set to address its peril and work upon them to rekindle their defensive might.
Also, with Newcastle Jets having scored a frugal 29 goals all season, the side won’t pose the staunchest of tests to Wellington. Steven Taylor, Te Atawhai Hudson-Winhongi and Liberato Cacace will be quietly confident of stringing together a cleansheet for the side today to see the trio line up our framework.
Elsewhere, Newcastle Jets have seen their new found resillinace be given birth to owing their perseverance in defence. The side has registered two cleansheets on the bounce to see us repose faith in the dynamic and diminutive duo of Nikolai Topor-Stanley and Nigel Boogaard.
Ulises Davila’s decline in form has directly impacted his club. With the team’s scorer off the boil, his side’s attack has lost steam as well.
However, he’s always a looming threat given his 12 goals and 5 assists to see us opt for him as our first choice for this one. Matti Steinmann will accompany him for the upcoming contest, someone whose ball handling abilities will serve the side fruitfully today.
Newcastle Jets elsewhere see us repose faith in the singular pick of Steven Ugarkovic, a player whose attacking calibre has been on show since the league’s return.
His goal in the previous encounter for Newcastle Jets saw the side’s top scorer, Roy O’Donovan take his tally to the 12 goals for the club. He’s been in succulent touch this season, a name we just couldn’t let out of our team today.
Wellington meanwhile see us opt for Gary Hooper after he raked up a goal in his foregone appearance to rescue a 1-1 draw for the side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Hooper’s electric form makes him our contender for the captaincy choice while Cacace is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Marinovic, Cacace, Nikola, Nigel, Taylor, Te, Steven, Davila, Steinmann, Hooper, Roy
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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.