Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets
Australia – A-League
Date: Saturday, 14 April 2018
Kick-Off at 10:50 UK
Venue: Central Coast Stadium (Gosford).
Newcastle Jets look to be struggling to adjust to life without Andrew Nabbout. Their top scorer left the team to join Japanese Urawa Reds just recently. Three straight losses came as a consequence for Ernie Merrick and his side. The Jets will be desperate to boost up their confidence by ending such a dreadful streak on Saturday when they take on the struggling Central Coast Mariners in the last game of the regular season.
The match itself has no importance whatsoever for the visitors who are four points clear of Melbourne City, but they really need to shift the momentum on their side before the playoffs. Luckily for Merrick, he should really be able to instil some confidence into his players with a result here. Getting one will be anything but a mission impossible since the opposition lost five on the trot in A-League.
The Mariners did, however, show certain improvements in their defensive displays lately. After all, they only suffered narrow defeats by a single goal margin to the likes of Sydney, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City in last three games. It will be very interesting to see if they will be able to hold Newcastle’s talisman Roy O’Donovan here. The Irish forward used to wear Central Coast Mariners shirt in past two seasons.
Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets: Head-to-head
Newcastle Jets won only 5 of 23 away matches against Central Coast Mariners.
One of the wins came in October last year when the Jets snatched five goals in Gosford.
Both teams scored in four of last six head to head matches between these two sides.
Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets: Prediction
Newcastle Jets will be motivated to grab the result here and see an end to a horrific three-loss run.
The quality is no doubts on their side and we do find the value in backing the visitors to clinch a three-pointer at the 2.25 odds.
Central Coast Mariners vs Newcastle Jets: Bet Tips
Newcastle Jets to win @ 2.25
Newcastle Jets Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.85