Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets
Date: Thursday, 31 December 2020
Kick-off at 8:05 UK/ 9:05 CET
Venue: Central Coast Stadium (Gosford).
Central Coast Mariners will come into the new season of A-League with hopes to perform better after ending in the ultimate bottom of the table last term in the campaign. They had finished the last season with a 2-3 win on the road against Melbourne Victory in the schedule.
Newcastle Jets made progress towards the last few matches to settle at the 8th position on the table last season in A-League. The visitor has been unbeaten for the past five clashes in the campaign, following a 3-0 win at home against the likes of Wellington Phoenix in the final clash last term.
Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets Head-to-head (h2h)
- Two of their recent three fixtures have ended in a draw.
- The Jets have recorded four of the last five overall wins.
- Both teams have scored in three of the recent five fixtures.
- Their previous encounter resulted in a goalless draw.
- The host has been winless in the last five clashes at home.
Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets Prediction
The opening match for both teams will be important to make an impact in the league this season at the start of the campaign itself. We can expect both teams pushing further in the middle, but there will likely be a low-scoring affair in ninety minutes.
The host enjoys the ground advantage and had broken their winless streak in the final A-league clash last season in their schedule. However, the Jets will come into the game with a five-game unbeaten streak in the campaign from last season’s fixtures. Hence, the double chance favoring Newcastle Jets will probably be the best bet for the punters.
With the host likely to struggle, Newcastle Jets are likely to create more chances in the clash. The recent three h2h meetings between them at this venue have seen under 3 goals in each game. So, the tip for under 3.5 goals in full-time will probably be an ideal choice.
Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).
Double chance: Draw or Newcastle Jets @ 1.40 (2/5).