Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City Prediction & Match Preview

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City FC
Australia – A-League
Date: Wednesday, 16th January 2019
Kick-off at 08.50 UK/ 09.50 CET
Venue: Central Coast Stadium (Gosford).

The Mariners’ troubles seem to have no end this season. Without competition, the team has been the worst of the lot the last year. As the competition enters its thirteenth week, all Mike Mulvey’s men could manage was just two points. To go along with it, the side has scored the least goals and has conceded the most.

The Heart is in a race with their local rivals to be at the top of the table. As of now, Victory has the edge, and this match will be an opportunity for the visitors to get on even foot. They have been doing justice to their objective with their performances and come on top of five unbeaten games in a row.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City FC Head-to-head (h2h)

  • City registered seven wins and three draws in the last ten matches between these teams.
  • The groups hosting the ties got on the scoresheet in the last 15 attempts in a row.
  • Goals came at either end in the last five h2h ties at this stadium.
  • City Blues scored a total of 13 goals in those five matches.
  • Melbourne City has an unbeaten record against this opponent in the last five A-League seasons.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City FC Prediction

The team from New South Wales has dug a deep pit and have buried themselves in it. By far they are the weakest team in the competition, without a doubt. The ten-match losing run and 19-game winless run, both of which are ongoing, are ample evidence for the crisis the team is in. Looking further back, the side has just a single win to their name in the last 13 months. To put it another way – one win in the whole of 2018.

Melbourne is unbeaten in their last five fixtures. They are just three points away from holding a playoff semifinal spot.

Warren Joyce’s men will make a meal out of this tie and try to close their gap with Melbourne Victory. Expect the guests to dominate the proceedings without mercy. The group will win as well as find the net in both the halves.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City FC Betting Tips

  • To Win Both Halves: Melbourne City FC @ 4.50 (7/2)
  • To Score in Both Halves: Melbourne City FC @ 2.37 (11/8).