There’s likely to be a few goals at Dorrien Gardens on Saturday night as leading-scorers Perth Glory host the Newcastle Jets.
In the last eight games between Glory and the Jets, there’s been 30 goals scored at almost four per match.
And the way Glory have been banging them in this season you’d expect more of the same in the west.
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The home side head into the contest after playing out a 2-2 draw with Adelaide United last weekend, despite playing long periods with just 10 players after Alyssa Mautz was sent off.
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for the Jets, who have suffered back-to-back defeats to first Brisbane Roar (1-0) and then Melbourne City (3-1).
So it’s a vital game for both sides but for different reasons.
Second-placed Glory are looking to keep the pressure on league-leaders Melbourne Victory, while the Jets – currently in eighth – need the points to keep in touch with the top four.
While the Jets have won just one of the last eight clashes between these two sides, you have to go back to 2014 for the last time that Glory took all three points.
Not surprisingly, Sam Kerr is the player the Jets will need to shackle if they are to get a result.
The Westfield Matildas striker scored a seven-minute hat-trick against the Jets last season in a thrilling 3-3 draw in the Hunter.
Ins and outs
Perth Glory squad: 1.Eliza CAMPBELL (gk), 3.Kim CARROLL, 5.Shannon MAY, 6.Abbey MEAKINS, 7.Nicole STANTON , 9.Rachel HILL, 10.Jacynta GALABADAARACHCHI, 11.Leticia MCKENNA , 12.Jenna ONIONS, 13.Jamie-Lee GALE , 14.Caitlin DOEGLAS, 18. Isabella FOLETTA, 20.Sam KERR (c), 22.Abbey GREEN, 23.Stacey CAVILL (gk), 24.Natasha RIGBY, 25.Katie NAUGHTON
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 10.Jacynta GALABADAARACHCHI (returns from injury), 14.Caitlin DOEGLAS (promoted), 18. Isabella FOLETTA (promoted),
Outs: 4.Alyssa MAUTZ (suspended)
Unavailable: 21.Morgan AQUINO (gk) (hip injury – 2-3 weeks)
Newcastle Jets FC squad: 2.Hannah BREWER, 4.Libby COPUS-BROWN, 5.Arin WRIGHT, 6.Cassidy DAVIS, 7.Gema SIMON, 9.Katie STENGEL, 10.Emily VAN EGMOND, 11.Cortnee VINE, 14.Taylor SMITH, 15.Renee POUNTNEY, 17.Jenna KINGSLEY, 18.Clare WHEELER, 19.Pana PETRATOS, 20.Claire COELHO (gk), 22.Larissa CRUMMER, 25.Teigan COLLISTER, 28.Britt ECKERSTROM (gk)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 5. Arin WRIGHT (return from injury), 15.Renee POUNTNEY (promoted)
Unavailable: 12.Tara ANDREWS (ankle - 3 weeks)
Saturday, 15 December 2018
Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets
Venue:Dorrien Gardens, Perth
Kick-Off:7:00PM (Local) (10:00PM (AEDT))
Assistant Referee 1:Joanna Charaktis
Assistant Referee 2: Matthew Southern
Fourth Official:Josh Mannella
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS (www.foxsports.com.au) and My Football Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
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How to watch
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