Preview: Jets, Glory square off for spot in Round of 32

Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory will look to qualify for this year’s edition of the Australia Cup after failing to Western United and the eventual champions, Melbourne Victory in the respective play-off rounds.

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The equation is simple; win and you're in, guaranteeing a spot in the Round of 32 of the 2022/23 Australia Cup.

After finishing 9th and 12th separated by over 11 points and four wins between the two sides, the Jets and the Glory will clash ties on Thursday evening.

For the home side Newcastle Jets, Papas’ men are coming off a disappointing run of form only picking up four points in their last six matches with a sole 3-0 victory over Macarthur Bulls, and a 1-1 draw with Western United at home.



It’s the first time the Jets have returned home in the Australia Cup since defeating Edgeworth Eagles 5-1 at Jack McLaughlan Oval in 2019 but they will be facing a rejuvenated Perth Glory side who will be looking to spoil the homecoming party on Thursday evening.

Much like the Jets, the Glory are heading into the match after a poor season in the A-League Men competition. However, they too have mirrored the form of the Hunter club.

Despite finishing rock bottom, Ruben Zadkovich’s side stunned Melbourne City 2-0 in their last game of the season while also securing a draw with the Wanderers one game prior.

In the last fixture between the two sides, it was the Jets who soared to a big victory in Newcastle defeating the Western Australian club 6-1 at home courtesy of a Beka Mikeltadze hattrick, and a Daniel Penha double at McDonald Jones Stadium.

The Glory haven’t featured in the final rounds of the Australia Cup since being defeated 2-1 by the Western Sydney Wanderers after two late goals from Mohamed Adam and Kwame Yeboah at Dorrien Gardens. They will look to record their first win in the Australian Cup competition since defeating Brisbane Roar in August 2016.

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For those in  countries without a host broadcast rights holder, you can live stream the game via the MyFootball YouTube channel.

Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory
Dates: Thursday, 12 May
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
Kick-off: 7:30pm AEST
Broadcast: Live and free on Network 10 via 10Play
Ticketing: Fee of charge