Preview: Wanderers v Jets

It's been one whole month since the Wanderers last played at Bankwest Stadium with the Red & Black going on the road for their last three consecutive matches. 

Get your tickets to Friday night's clash here. 

After two wins and one draw, the Wanderers are back home on Friday night to play a very familiar opponent in the Newcastle Jets. 

It was only two weeks ago that the Red & Black earned a gritty 2-1 victory over the side at McDonald Jones Stadium. 

The Wanderers opened the lead 2-0 thanks to Ziggy Gordon and Tate Russel who had goals on either side of half-time, but a Nigel Boogard header reduced that lead to one, setting up an entertaining finish to the tense affair that ultimately ended in favour of the Wanderers. 

The match marked Western Sydney’s first win of the season under head coach Carl Robinson with the side building on their momentum to go on and defeat current league leaders Central Coast Mariners as well as draw against last season's Champions Sydney FC in the Derby at ANZ Stadium. 

Celebration


With just over a week to prepare for Friday night's fixture against the Jets, there is no doubt that Robinson and his men will be ready for another fiery battle against Newcastle. 

The Jets head into tonight's fixture after getting their season running with a 2-1 victory over Wellington Pheonix in Wollongong. 

South Sudanese international Valentino Yuel scored his third goal of the season after a brilliant Jets breakaway on eight minutes before Roy O’Donovan became the 14th man in A-League history to notch a half century of goals with another swift Newcastle counter shortly after the interval.  

The result saw Newcastle secure their first win of the season, having lost four consecutive matches prior.

Friday night's meeting is a clash that has created its own unique rivalry and storyline and if the last match is anything to go by, get ready for another heated and hard-fought battle at Bankwest Stadium.

Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets
Friday 29 January, 7:05pm
Bankwest Stadium