DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Newcastle Jets v. Melbourne City FC Showdown Preview
DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Newcastle Jets v. Melbourne City FC Showdown Preview

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Both teams on Monday's lone showdown slate are playing on quick turnarounds after playing this past Friday, with Newcastle losing to Brisbane 1-0 and Melbourne City defeating Central Coast Mariners 4-2. The victory maintained Melbourne City's hold on second place in the ladder, while Newcastle remain ninth, six points out of a Final Series berth. And there's tough news for fantasy players who want to take a random shot on this early morning (at least in the U.S.) slate and not worry about lineups, as Newcastle manager Carl Robinson mentioned he is likely to rotate his squad, while Melbourne City head coach Erick Mombaerts will not travel with the club due to a non-Coronavirus issue.

Despite a firm separation in the table, Melbourne City are only +140 away favorites, with Newcastle Jets sitting at +175 to win. An explosive set of goals isn't exactly expected, with DraftKings Sportsbook showing the over 2.5 goals at -177 and the over 3.5 at +145.

Unsurprisingly, Dimitri Petratos ($11,000) is the most expensive player since he continues to do it all for the Jets, coming off another solid performance Friday against Brisbane when he had nine crosses, two shots assisted, one shot and one foul drawn en route to 11.4 fantasy points. In fact, he was very close to his eighth assist of the season, as Roy O'Donovan ($9,400) hit the post after receiving a tremendous cross from Petratos. With Newcastle the home side and Petratos' dominance of their set pieces, he'll surely

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Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is an eight-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for Football Writer of the Year.
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