Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners
Australia – A-League
Date: Sunday, 17th February 2019
Kick-off at 06.00 UK/ 07.00 CET
Venue: Leichhardt Oval (Sydney).
The defending champions go against the dead-last placed squad of last year. While the Sky Blues may have gone off course from repeating their heroics, Mike Mulvey’s men have no such intention. With just six points and one win all season, they may even outdo themselves.
The team from Sydney is in a heated battle with Perth Glory for the title, and as of now, the latter holds the advantage. After their fantastic start to the season, Steve Corica’s men failed in maintaining the vigor.
They may be able to do something about it though, this weekend. They are stationed at their favorite hunting ground, where the Yellow & Navy makes a visit. It’s a well-known fact that these set of guests are the most vulnerable of the ten teams in participation, in the A-League.
Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners Head-to-head (h2h)
- 11 of the last 12 wins belong to the Sky Blues.
- The last seven games at the Leichhardt Oval saw six home wins.
- Four of the last six fixtures at this venue had the hosts scoring four or more goals.
- The Mariners failed to score in two of their last four visits here.
- The team from Sydney scored in 19 of their last 22 attempts at their home.
Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners Prediction
Steve Corica’s men have won their last five overall home-ties in a row. They also managed to register two or more goals in four of these. Meanwhile, the Yellow & Navy have been winless on the road for their last 21 games, which extends back to 2017. That is a whole year of away ties without a win. Of these 21, 17 resulted in losses. Moreover, the team is also on a nine-game losing run away from home.
Additionally, the last time these locked horns at this venue was just one month back. The Sky Blues recorded a massive 5-2 win back then.
Most importantly, the Mariners have been the worst team overall, as well as, the worst in away games in the A-League. Of their 10 matches on the road, nine were losses, and the other single one was a draw. At the same time, their counterparts are the second-best home team in the league.
Expect a huge win for the hosts.
Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners Betting Tips
The Hosts to Score in Both Halves @ 1.80 (4/5)
Sydney FC to Win Both Halves @ 2.50 (3/2).