Newcastle Jets coach Scott Miller says while the Western Sydney Wanderers will be tough to beat they do have weaknesses.
The Jets travel to Parramatta Stadium tonight to take on the ladder leaders.
The teams met in early November, with the Wanderers taking the points thanks to a two-one win.
Miller said the Jets will need to be on their toes for the entire match.
“It’s an overall compact unit and they’ve also got their weaknesses,” he said.
“But in the final third they’re very compact in the willingness to find space in and around the centre backs and fullbacks and pace in the wide areas certainly are a threat.”
Jets defender Daniel Mullen has been named in the squad, after missing the past two months with a knee injury.
But the Jets will be without Jason Hoffman due to suspension, after receiving his fifth yellow card last week.
Miller said the atmosphere and strong crowd support at Parramatta Stadium always provides a good game.
“We’ve reviewed the game from the weekend and there was a lot of positive moments and it’s just that transition of playing a more compact style and a lot more options in and around possession and managing the game,” he said.