Sunday’s A-League 2016 Round 2 match is between Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar. The opening kick off is set to commence at 17:07 local time with the game to be played at Hunter Stadium. The away team Brisbane Roar are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar.
Brisbane go into the match without suspended skipper and midfield general Matt McKay. Tommy Oar is likely to gain a start after he impressed off the bench in Roar’s 1-all draw with Victory. In the first round the Jets were solid at the back against the Reds and were rewarded with a well-earned point at home against the Champions. They have injury concerns, but will no doubt again keep it tight at the back. Brisbane racked up just three wins on the road last season, so the game looks evenly balanced. If Brett Holman and Jamie Maclaren are on song they’ll fancy their chances, but the Jet’s will be up and about after last week.
Sportsbet odds: Jets $2.90, Roar $2.30, draw $3.40.
Newcastle Jets squad: 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Andrew HOOLE, 8.Mateo POLJAK, 10.Wayne BROWN, 11.Labinot HALITI, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Mitch COOPER, 15.Andrew NABBOUT, 16.Nick COWBURN, 19.Morten NORDSTRAND, 20.Jack DUNCAN (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Devante CLUT, 30.Pierce CLARK (gk)
Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Michael THEO (gk), 3.Luke DEVERE, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 5.Corey BROWN, 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 9.Jamie MACLAREN, 10.Brett HOLMAN, 11.Tommy OAR, 13.Jade NORTH (c), 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 19.Jack HINGERT, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 22.Thomas BROICH, 26.Nicholas D’AGOSTINO, 28.Brandon BORRELLO, 33.Joey KATEBIAN, 37.Mark RODIC