Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners
Date: Sunday, 11 November 2018
Kick-Off at 08:00 UK/ 09:00 CET
Venue: AAMI Park (Melbourne).
Two teams that started the season poorly will meet each other this Sunday at AAMI Park.
The Big V lost both their opening matches this season and came back with a win against the Jets in the last league fixture. In their last 5 competitive matches, 3 matches were defeats and the other 2 were won by them.
Over 2.5 goals came in 3 of their latest 5 matches in all competitions. A 5 game win streak at home was broken in the season opener which was the Melbourne Derby. They lost both their home matches and this is their third consecutive home game on the trot.
The team managed by Kevin Muscat are 7th in the table with 1 win in 3 matches. They have conceded 5 goals which are one more than what they have scored in that period.
Mike Mulvey and his team are yet to win a game this season. They have drawn both their opening matches and lost the last match at home against Adelaide United. With this poor performance, they are 9th and have conceded 5 goals already.
The Mariners don’t have a clean sheet in any of their games till now and have scored only 2 goals which are the least by any team in A-League until now.
They are winless in the last 10 matches they played around Australia, of which 8 games were defeats. Over 2.5 goals came in 3 of their last 5 competitive matches. They are also winless in the last 12 games on the road in all competitions. Over 2.5 goals came in 4 of their previous 7 games on the road.
The hosts will have the momentum they got from the last win and it may be enough to beat the sorry visitors.
Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Victory are unbeaten in the last 15 h2h matches against the Mariners.
- Of those 15 games, 10 have been won by them.
- Over 2.5 goals came in 10 of those 15 games.
- At Melbourne, the hosts are unbeaten in 12 matches and have 8 wins in them.
Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners: Prediction
Melbourne is the reigning champs and they have got back to winning ways in the league. Even though they lost their last 2 home matches, their dominance in the last 12 h2h matches points at a possible win for MVFC. So we can bet on the home side to win with 1.44 odd.
Over 2.5 goals were produced in total, on the last 7 home games of the Victory. The same trend is followed by the visitors in 4 of their previous 7 away matches too. In the last 8 h2h matches held in this stadium, a score of over 2.5 goals came. In the light of these facts, we can bet on over 2.5 goals on Sunday with 1.60 odd.
Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).
Melbourne to win @ 1.44 (4/9).