Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC
Date: Saturday, 01 December 2018
Kick-Off at 06:35 UK/ 07:35 CET
Venue: Central Coast Stadium (Gosford).
The Yellow and Navy will host the team from Sydney this Saturday on Round 6 of the Australian A-League.
The hosts are startled with a series of losses recently. At present they are on a 3 match losing streak in the league. They are without a win in their last 12 competitive fixtures. Ten matches among them was lost and 7 came on the trot. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their last 7 matches across all venues.
At home they are currently on a 4 match winless streak which has 3 defeats included. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those last 5 matches. They are fresh from a home defeat to Adelaide in their most recent game.
Meanwhile, Sydney has had a great start to the season. From their 5 games, they have 2 wins and 2 draws each. A win in this upcoming game will possibly send them second in the table behind Perth.
The Sky Blues have lost and won twice in their last 5 games in all competitions. Over 2.5 goals were scored in total on 3 of those 5 matches in both Cup and the League. At present they are winless in the last 2 matches and lost the most recent game against Melbourne.
But they are yet to lose an away match in the league and has 1win in their 3 matches on the road. Five of their recent travels saw them win twice and lose once as well.
In paper, Sydney looks better to win this one. But anything can happen in the League, as the recent results are inconsistent to come to a clear conclusion.
Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Sydney leads with 3 wins in the last 5 h2h games, while the Mariners have won only once in that period.
- Under 2.5 goals came in 3 of those 5 matches across all venues.
- Sydney FC has defeated the hosts in 3 of the last 5 matches played at this venue.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of the last 5 h2h games played here.
Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC: Prediction
The hosts have never got 3 points in their last 4 home matches. With the recent performances of the visitors, it is easy to predict a win for Sydney. The h2h results also give the advantage to Sydney who has won 3 of the last 5 matches against the hosts in this ground. So a bet can be placed on Sydney to win with 1.65 odd.
We can see that last 4 h2h between these two at this venue saw a final score having more than 2.5 goals in total. With 12 goals conceded already the hosts are set to concede more in this upcoming game for surer. So on the basis of the attacking talent of the visitors, we can bet on a score of over 2.5 goals with 1.80 odd.
Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC: Betting Tips
Sydney FC to win @ 1.65 (7/11).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).