Adelaide United vs Central Coast Mariners
Date: Sunday, 27th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 07:00 UK/ 08:00 CET
Venue: Coopers Stadium (Adelaide).
The Reds are contention for a playoff spot at the moment. With 23 points from 15 games, they are mid-table. Recent form has been unconvincing for the team from Adelaide as they have 2 wins and a loss in the recent 5 matches. Less than 2.5 goals were scored on 3 of those 5 recent games across all venues.
They are fresh from a home win against Melbourne Victory. That win was their second in the last 5 home fixtures and has given them great expectation coming into this game. Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those matches as well.
The Mariners have been disappointing all season, as they have only a win in the 11 games played till now. They lost 11 of those matches and concede a whopping 35 goals. Tactics of Coach Mike Mulvey are not taking effect and their scoring is also below par. As it stands they are looking at a possible last-place finish like last season.
After losing 3 of their previous 5 matches across all venues, they will be depleted in confidence. Some wins are necessary if they want to finish the season on a high. Well, they have to start right now for making that happen.
At present they are on a 7 match losing streak away from home. More than 2.5 goals came in 4 of those 7 matches on the road, and they failed to score in 3 of the remaining games as well. So this may be a massively one-sided game after all.
Adelaide United vs Central Coast Mariners: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Reds have been dominating the Mariners in the last 6 meetings, of which they won 5.
- In 9 of their last 10 h2h matches across all venues, the final score had over 2. 5goas l in total.
- Mariners previously won against this opposition back in February 2017.
- Adelaide has 3 wins and a loss against Mariners in the 5 previous h2h games at this ground.
- All but one of those 5 meetings here, had more than 2. 5goals at the final whistle.
Adelaide United vs Central Coast Mariners: Prediction
More than 2.5 goals came in their recent 4 meetings at this ground. The same trend can be seen in 9 matches of the Mariners and 7 games of the Reds this season. So we can place our bets on the score to have over 2.5 goals with 1.62 odds.
Both these sides scored in 3 of their last 5 h2h matches at Adelaide. Even though the visitors are not good at scoring this season, I think they will find the target against this home defense. So we can bet on both the sides to score with 1.87 odds.
Adelaide United vs Central Coast Mariners: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.62 (5/8).
Both teams to score @ 1.87 (7/8).