Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC
Australian A-League Men
Date: 17 December 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 06:00 UK / 07:00 CET
Venue: Industree Group Stadium (Gosford).
Sydney FC picked up two famous wins in the last two games. One was non-competitive, though, but it still certainly boosted up the team’s confidence on so many levels as it came against Scottish giants Celtic in a friendly played a month ago (during the World Cup break).
The Sky Blues backed it up last weekend on the return of the Australian A-League Men. They saw off current leaders Melbourne City 2-1 on the home patch.
Both English strikers Joe Lolley and Adam Le Fondre (he was a substitute) were on the scoreline in the comeback victory against such a strong side seven days ago.
Sydney FC are now up to fourth place in the league table and we certainly expect them to have plenty of room to deliver on Saturday when they come face to face with the leaky Central Coast Mariners’ defense.
The hosts will enter the match in a completely opposite mood. They continued from where they stopped before the WC break, falling 1-2 on the home turf at the hands of Newcastle Jets.
Central Coast Mariners allowed five goals in the last two home matches in the league. They faced five shots on target in the last weekend’s defeat at the hands of the Jets.
Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC Head-to-head
- These teams last met each other in July this year in the last 32 round of the Australian Cup when Sydney FC advanced on penalties after a 3-3 draw in the regular time.
- Sydney FC have notched at least three goals in each of the previous three clashes against the Mariners.
- We have seen five or more in each of the last three H2H affairs between these outfits.
Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC Prediction
Both Central Coast Mariners and Sydney FC favor attacking-minded football. We are particularly worried about the Mariners’ defense here knowing they have shipped five goals in the last two home matches.
You can have Sydney to win & Over 2.5 goals FT bet at the 3.75 odds, while we also like the 3.60 odds offered for Joe Lolley to score anytime for the visitors.
Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC Betting Tips
Sydney FC to win & Over 2.5 goals FT @ 3.75 (11/4)
Joe Lolley to score anytime @ 3.60 (13/5) odd.