Western Sydney Wanderers vs Central Coast Mariners
Australia – A-League
Date: Saturday, 12 October 2019
Kick-off at 07:00 UK / 08:00 CET
Venue: Pirtek Stadium (Sydney).
With home advantage favoring the Wanderers in this one, an opening defeat is certainly staring Central Coast Mariners in the face.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Central Coast Mariners Head to head (h2h)
- Central Coast Mariners have admitted defeat in four of their last five meetings.
- Their last encounter here witnessed Western Sydney Wanderers register a 2-0 victory.
- The scorecards have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts just twice in their previous thirteen clashes.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in half of their past six games.
- Central Coast Mariners have kept a clean sheet just once in their previous seven meetings, while their foes have recorded one three times.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Central Coast Mariners Prediction
Markus Babbel’s men did not live up to their faithful’s expectations in the previous edition and managed no more than an eighth-placed finish in a table of ten. Despite scoring forty-two goals in total, which was the third-most by any side in the cluster, the hosts failed to pick up more than six wins from their twenty-seven games.
The Wanderers failed to make it past the quarterfinals of the FFA Cup earlier last month as well after their opponents Melbourne City slotted three unanswered goals past them. Be that as it may, though, the home team have every reason to be confident of getting off to a winning start this weekend.
Their counterparts ended their campaign last season at the rock bottom of the ladder, with no more than thirteen points to their name. The visitors were also the least offensive side of the lot, and conceded seventy goals in the process as well, one less than ninth-placed Brisbane Roar.
Taking into account that the Mariners have not been able to take down the hosts in any of their previous three visits to this venue either, Western Sydney Wanderers are the favorites to come out on top in this one.
As previously mentioned, the away side were far from clinical in their attempts at goal throughout the previous season, and even more so on the road. Considering that the hosts have been securing the bragging rights with a clean sheet intact in their last two head to head matchups in a running, count on the Wanderers to wrap things up with under 3.5 goals on the scorecards.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Central Coast Mariners Betting tips
Full-time result: Western Sydney Wanderers @ 1.70 (7/10)
Under 3.5 goals: 1.60 (3/5).