Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix
Date: Saturday, 9 March 2019
Kick-Off at 08:50 UK
Venue: Central Coast Stadium (Gosford).
Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix are going to face each other in the 21st round of Australian A-League.
The hosts are having a very poor campaign as they are hammered to the bottom of the table. They managed to snatch only seven pints from 20 matches so far in the season and home side wants to forget this campaign as soon as possible.
Central Coast Mariners have celebrated just once, while they managed to remain undefeated just once in the last six rounds. Mike Mulvey’s side hasn’t been too bad in the front, but their terrible defending brought them a lot of troubles.
Wellington Phoenix are fighting for the place in the playoffs as they are two points ahead of Newcastle Jets. However, they cannot be proud of their recent displays as the visitors picked up only two points from the last four rounds.
Steven Taylor and the lads have been pretty good in the back, but their teammates from the final third haven’t managed to be efficient enough. Although Wellington Phoenix lost only twice at away grounds, they’ve been involved in a lot of draw matches when playing away from home.
Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix: Head-to-head
Wellington Phoenix have been a bit more successful in their head to head clashes as they booked five wins and lost four times in the last ten encounters. The clashes in Gosford haven’t been too efficient as their last four encounters remained under 2.5 margin with one of the sides being able to keep the clean sheet. The visitors celebrated two times in a row and they are in better momentum.
Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix: Prediction
Wellington Phoenix are firm favourites in this one and they should get back on winning track after this match. We believe they are going to pick up all three points which will keep them in the top six and bring them closer to the title battles.
Although the matches hosted by Central Coast Mariners were low-scoring ones recently, this one should be a bit different. The hosts have been involved in a lot of efficient matches this season and the crowd should see at least three goals in this one.
Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix: Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.90
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.60.