Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners Prediction & Match Preview

Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners
Australia – A-League
Date: Saturday, 4 January 2019
Kick-off at 06:00 UK/ 07:00 CET
Venue: Westpac Stadium (Wellington).

Recent form, home advantage, and h2h superiority over the Mariners – all point towards a win for Wellington Phoenix this weekend at the Westpac Stadium.

Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Phoenix are on a three-game winning run against this opponent.
  • The last time these two met, Wellington recorded a massive 2-8 win on the road.
  • Ten of the previous fifteen wins went to Wellington.
  • The Mariners failed to score in three of their last five visits to this venue.

Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners Prediction

Phoenix were on the road the last match-day, and recorded a 1-3 win against the new team in the competition, Western United.

Elsewhere, the Mariners were defeated at home by Perth Glory, by a 0-3 scorecard.

As things stand this weekend, Wellington are the overwhelming favorites. They are placed in the playoff zone of the league table, while the Mariners are second to last in standings. On top of that Phoenix have the home advantage, and they are unbeaten in their last seven league encounters.

Moreover, Wellington have scored two or more goals in five of their last six match-ups, and have lost against just three teams in the whole year of 2019 – Perth Glory, the Premiers of last season, Sydney, the reigning champions, and finally against Western United.

On the other hand, the Mariners were winless in eight of their last eleven overall games, and had lost five of their former seven as well. On the road, they are on a streak of three losses, and failed to score in their last two.

Most importantly, Wellington have been the dominant side in h2h clashes for a very long time. In fact, the most recent such encounter had ended in a 2-8 win for Wellington, and that too on the road.

In addition, Phoenix are on a three-match winning run against this opponent, and kept clean sheets in three of the last five meetings.

Considering all these observations, it’s rightfully suggested that Wellington Phoenix will deliver a crushing win this Saturday.

Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners Betting Tips

  • To Win: Wellington Phoenix @ 1.67 (2/3)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: Wellington Phoenix/ Wellington Phoenix @ 2.50 (3/2).