Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners
Date: Wednesday, 23rd January 2019.
Kick-Off at 08:50 UK/ 09:50 CET
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium (Newcastle).
The Jets will have to up their game in order to repeat the second place finish in the league table. At present they are 7th in the table, just outside a playoff position. They have been scoring only a goal per game but conceded 6 more than what they scored.
Since they are going through a tough time losing 3 of their previous league games, Manager Ernie Merrick will have to change his tactics. Including those losses, they have not won in any of their last 5 matches across all venues. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those games and the common score was 2-1 which was the result of 3 of those 5 matches.
A 10 match losing streak for the Mariners came to an end with the win over Melbourne City, which was followed by the draw against Brisbane Roar. These results have given them something positive to take out of this disappointing season.
More than 2.5 goals were scored in 5 of their last 6 matches across all venues. Also in 6 of their previous matches both the sides scored. With a defense which has conceded 34 goals in 14 matches, nothing much needs to be expected.
A 6 match losing run is going on for the Mariners away from home. They also do not have any wins in the last 10 games they played in all competitions. In their last 6 matches on the road, the team from Gosford has conceded 2 or more goals as well.
There will be goals for sure in this upcoming match considering the defense of the visitors. But the question is will they repeat what they did against the Citizens.
Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Jets are on a 4 match win streak against this opposition across all venues.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their last 5 h2h matches.
- Mariners previously won a match against the Jets back in April 2017.
- Newcastle is unbeaten in the last 7 h2h matches played in front of their home fans.
- Both teams shared the spoils in 6 of those 7 matches.
- In 4 of the last 6 h2h games between these two, the score was 1-1 in 4 games.
Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners: Prediction
The team from New South Wales are hard to beat at home, especially for the Mariners. Six of their last 7 meetings between them at this ground were draws. So there is ample chance for that to repeat this time too. But I will go with the hosts to win because the away side are not convincing even if they are unbeaten in the last 2 games.
Mariners have given away goals in all 10 of their previous away matches and never won any of them. Also in 7 of those matches 2 or more goals were conceded by Mike Mulvey’s team. So we can bet on the Jets to score 2 or more goals in this upcoming game with 2.50 odds.
Also, the visitors have found the target in 5 of the last 7 matches on the road even the results have been against them. Since the hosts have also conceded in 4 of their last 5 home games we can bet on both sides scoring with 1.73 odds.
Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners: Betting Tips
Newcastle Jets: Over 2.5 team goals @ 2.50 (6/4).
Both teams to score @ 1.73 (8/11).