Melbourne City FC vs Central Coast Mariners
Australia – A-League
Date: Friday, 08 November 2019
Kick-off at 08:30 UK/ 09:30 CET
Venue: AAMI Park (Melbourne).
Melbourne City FC will be hosting Central Coast Mariners in hopes to stay at the top of the league table. Even though both teams are strong, the host is more composed of them.
Melbourne City FC vs Central Coast Mariners Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded three of the last ten wins in their meetings.
- The team that hosts have stayed unbeaten in the last six clashes.
- Mariners previously tasted success here in the 2014 fixture.
- Their previous encounter awarded a 5-0 home win for the Heart.
Melbourne City FC vs Central Coast Mariners Prediction
Melbourne City had their previous match against the bottom dwellers, Wellington Phoenix, which ended in a 3-2 win for the former team. The Heart came from the back after conceding an early goal. The host still maintained 61% ball possession and had 16 shots against the latter’s feeble 7 attempts.
Central Coast Mariners played their neighbor in the table, Perth Glory in their previous outing. The Mariners harvested the win with two early goals in the first half. Also, they had played defensively in the second half with just 2 of the 18 attempts coming after the match restarted.
Besides that, the hosting side is unbeaten in the league so far with a draw and consecutive three wins. In the meantime, the visiting contingent is lagging behind with all possible outcomes in their three league appearances. Moreover, the guest is six points behind the Heart in the league table.
Apart from that, both teams have scored goals in three of the last five h2h encounters. So, we can count on them to slot in goals at both ends of the field. As such, the host has shown good composure in the league so far, especially at home. Meanwhile, the traveling side has shown a slight fall in away clashes. Hence, the Heart can be counted on to win the game.
Melbourne City FC vs Central Coast Mariners Betting tips
Full-time result: Melbourne City FC @ 1.60 (3/5).
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6).