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Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United: No Heskey means no joy for the hosts

| 18.12.2014

Without him Leicester City dropped down into the Championship while Liverpool failed to claim a much-sought after Premier League title once he departed and now Newcastle Jets are the latest side to feel the effects of life after Emile Heskey.

Priced as the 10/3 outsiders to beat Adelaide United this Friday, it’s fair to say that the Jets have struggled without the much-maligned big man and head into this fixture on a run of 14 games without a win in all competitions.

With Adelaide United fresh from an FFA Cup final victory at 3/4 for the win with the draw offered at 5/2, we’ve picked out three bets to help you get the most of the visitors’ favourable status.

Adelaide United to win to nil @ 15/8

With each of their last three victories in both the league and cup coming to nil, there is every reason to suspect Adelaide will be in for another easy ride against the Jets, who have failed to score in two of their last three defeats going into this game.

Marcelo Carrusca to score any time @ 13/5

Cirio may be the goalscorer in chief most days for Adelaide but Argentine midfield dynamo Marcelo Carrusca has given him a run for his money in recent weeks and heads into this fixture looking for his a third A-League goal in as many games. On penalty duty as well, he looks a safe pick.

Adelaide United to score 2-3 goals @ 23/20

Having scored two goals in four of their last five league games going into this one, you would fancy the visitors to repeat the feat or perhaps go one better against a side that has shipped 2-3 goals in their previous two outings in the A-League.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.