Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets
Australia – A-League
Date: Sunday, 23rd December 2018
Kick-off at 06.00 UK/ 07.00 CET
Venue: Central Coast Stadium (Gosford).
Central Coast Mariners hosts Newcastle Jets at the Central Coast Stadium, this Sunday, as part of their 9th round in the A-League. Both sides represent the lower tier of the league table.
Mariners is 10th and dead-last in the league table. They have acquired two points so far from their eight matches. The team won none of these eight games, managed to draw just two and lost the remaining six fixtures. Mariners scored six goals and conceded 18 in the process.
Newcastle Jets is seventh in league standings and has eight points against their name. Their record reads two wins, two draws, and four losses. Newcastle Jets scored seven goals and conceded ten.
Mariners lost against Wellington Phoenix, in their last league fixture. The final score was 2-0, in favor of the hosts. Newcastle Jets lost against Perth Glory, at home, last weekend. Davidson and Kilkenny scored the goals for Perth.
Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets Head-to-head (h2h)
- Newcastle Jets won the last h2h match between these teams.
- Five of the last six h2h wins belong to Newcastle Jets.
- Mariners was winless in 26 of their last 27 games.
- Jets was unbeaten in three of their last five fixtures.
- Central Coast Mariners was winless in nine of their last 10 home-ties.
- Newcastle Jets was unbeaten in three of their last five attempts on the road.
Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets Prediction
The Mariners possess the weakest defense in the entire league. Seldom does a match go by in which their defense is not breached. Especially against Newcastle Jets, Mariners have fared badly in recent games. The Jets found the net 13 times against the Mariners, in the last two matches at this stadium.
No team has conceded more goals than Mariners this season, and the team has not yet recorded a win. It is no doubt that this game will be a goal-fest. The Jets alone will probably score at least three or four goals, and considering the fact that the Jets usually don’t mind about keeping clean sheets in sure wins, an Over 3.5 Match Goals is a very good choice to make.
The Mariners have struggled all through this season to maintain their composure, especially in the dying minutes. Newcastle has taken advantage of this weakness many a time in the past and scored late goals. In this match too, late goals are to be expected from the visitors.
Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets Betting Tips
Over 3.5 Match Goals @ 2.75 (7/4)
Last Team to Score: Newcastle Jets @ 1.50 (1/2).