Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners
Date: Friday, 4 January 2019
Kick-Off at 08:50 UK / 09:50 CET
Venue: WIN Jubilee Oval (Sydney).
Sydney will have a fantastic opportunity to extend the winning streak to four games on Friday as they are set to play host to the rock-bottomed Central Coast Mariners on Matchday No 11 in A-League.
The Sky Blues got off to a slower kick off to the new season, but they look to have found the wanted rhythm of late. They climbed up to 3rd in the league ladder and are now just three points shy of table-toppers Perth Glory coming into this tie with the weakest team in the division.
It’s this summer’s acquisition Adam Le Fondre who has been the main catalyst to the rise in form. The former Bolton Wanderers striker already has nine goals to his name after bagging a brace on Saturday in a 2-1 home win over Brisbane Roar.
Sydney scored as many as seven goals in last three games. The visitors have the weakest defensive record in the entire league with 24 goals allowed in ten matches. We thus have to expect the continuation of Sydney’s red-hot form on Friday.
Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners Head-to-head
The Sky Blues won each of last two H2H games with Mariners.
Both games ended with the same 1-2 scoreline.
Sydney won 12, drew 4 and lost 6 of 22 home ties with Central Cost Mariners.
Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners Prediction
The visitors ended the last season at the very foot of the league ladder and look destined for another similar run this time around. They picked up only two points from opening ten games and are still the only team in the league without a single win.
The Mariners allowed as many as four goals in a demolishing 1-4 defeat to Perth Glory on Monday in the previous round. They shipped two or more goals in all of last eight outings. Adam Le Fondre to score anything thus looks to be a banker bet at 1.53 odds.
Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners Bet Tips
Sydney -1.5 handicap @ 1.75 (3/4)
Adam Le Fondre to score anytime @ 1.53 (8/15).