Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City FC
Australia – A-League
Date: Friday, 20 March 2020
Kick-off at 08:30 UK/ 09:30 CET
Venue: Central Coast Stadium (Gosford).
Heart have played an extra game, and they are being chased by Wellington for the second spot in the table. As a result, Melbourne City have no option but to go all in for the win against the dead-last placed Mariners.
Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City FC Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 3-1 win for Heart.
- Nine of the former ten wins had gone to this same team as well.
- The combined scorecard for the previous two games is 8-1, in favor of Erick Mombaerts’s men.
- The hosts have won just once at this venue in the past five years.
- Not once have the Yellow & Navy kept a clean sheet at this stadium since 2015 as well.
Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City FC Prediction
Heart were held to a 1-1 draw at their home by WS Wanderers the past match-day. This has put them in harm’s way, as Wellington Phoenix who have a game in hand, are gearing up to replace them at the second spot. Consequentially, Mombaerts’s men are under pressure.
In the meanwhile, the Yellow & Navy lost 1-0 on the road against Brisbane Roar. It was their ninth defeat in succession, and justified their position at the bottom-most of the table.
As things stand, Heart are easily the favorites. They are easily the second-best team in the competition, have scored the second-most number of goals, have scored the second-most number of goals away from home, and were unbeaten in eight of their previous ten overall games.
On the other hand, their counterparts are the worst squad in the league, have scored the least number of goals, have conceded the most, have the worst stats at home as well, had lost 13 of their previous 15 match-ups, and had conceded a total of 22 goals from their prior seven fixtures.
Most importantly, they also had lost the reverse fixture, have a single h2h win at this venue in the former five years, and Heart had recorded nine of the preceding ten such wins. Taking all these observations into account, it’s expected that Melbourne City are about to deliver a crushing win this weekend.
Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City FC Betting Tips
Melbourne City FC to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: Melbourne City FC/ Melbourne City FC @ 2.25 (5/4).