FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Newcastle Jets v. Melbourne City FC Preview
FanDuel Fantasy Soccer: Newcastle Jets v. Melbourne City FC Preview

This article is part of our FanDuel Fantasy Soccer series.

FanDuel soccer is back with a single A-League (Australia) match Monday at 4:30 a.m. ET. Newcastle are slight home underdogs and have lost the last two meetings against Melbourne City by a combined 6-0 score line. Melbourne City won 4-0 when they played in Newcastle on Dec. 15. However, Newcastle have played better in the last month, taking points in five of their last six, though City have seven goals in their last two away games.

Melbourne City are slight +125 favorites at FanDuel Sportsbook, with Newcastle at +175 and a draw at +250. The over/under is sitting around three goals with over 2.5 at -174 and under 3.5 at -186. Goals are expected to be scored, which is why Jamie Maclaren ($15) will get the most attention, especially in cash games. The other part is that Maclaren is coming off a hat trick Friday, a match in which he took 13 shots and six of them were on target. That's why he has the best odds to score (-125) and will be the most popular cash option.

If you're banking on two or three goals and a win from Melbourne City, the obvious move is to back the next two starters with the best odds to score, which would be Adrian Luna ($11), Craig Noone ($10) or Markel Susaeta ($12). If you simply want the same lineup as the majority of other people, that's the route to go. 

But since Newcastle haven't allowed more than one goal in

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Adam Zdroik
Adam, a 2019, 2018 and 2017 Finalist for FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's assistant soccer editor. He also runs RotoWire's Bracketology, as well as writes on other various college basketball content. He has previously worked at ESPN and Sporting Kansas City, and he is a former Streak for the Cash winner and Michigan State graduate.
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