Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC: Preview and Prediction

Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC: Match Preview and Predictions-8th January 2017

Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC
Australia A-League, Season 2016/17.
Date: Sunday, 8th January, 2017
Kick-Off: 5pm AEDT/ 6am UK
Venue: Central Coast Stadium.

Central Coast will welcome league leader’s Sydney FC to Central Coast Stadium on Sunday the 8th of January.

Ladder has the Sky Blues 4 points clear on top of the table with 33 points while the Mariners are in ninth place on 10 points.

Disappointing game for Central Coast last round as they lost 4-2 to Melbourne Victory. On the other hand, Sydney kept their unbeaten streak this season with a 2-0 win over Brisbane Roar.

Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC: Head-to-Head Statistics

  • Head-to-head record between these teams has Sydney FC leading Central Coast Mariners 14 wins to 10.
  • There have been 7 draws with the last game that this ground between these sides last season being the last draw.
  • Last time these teams met was this season in round 2 where Sydney won comfortably 4-0.
  • The Sky Blues have won 6 of the past 7 meetings against the Mariners while Central Coast’s last win against Sydney was in round 21 of the 2013/14 season.

Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC: Predictions

Different ends of the spectrum may well see Sydney FC dominate this match.

Central Coast needs to stop Sydney’s momentum going forward or else they will get beaten easily. They do this by matching their intensity in all areas of the ground.

Sydney just need to continue their run of form and that should be enough to keep them unbeaten.

A win for the Mariners could see them jump to eighth spot while a Sky Blues win will keep their 7 point lead intact on top of the league.

This match looks set to be a win for Sydney FC as they should beat Central Coast Mariners in this fixture.

Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC: Bet Tips

Sydney FC to win first-half at 1.80
Correct FT Score: Mariners 1-3 Sydney FC at the odds of 11.00 (10/1).

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