Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners Prediction & Match Preview

Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners
Australia A-League.
Date: Saturday, 12th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 6:35/ 7:35 CET
Venue: Wellington Regional Stadium (Wellington).

The team from New Zealand will probably have an easy 3 points from this game against the Mariners, set to take place on Saturday.

After 12 rounds are completed the Nix are 5th in the table, still in contention for the Play-off spot. With the league getting closely contested, every single point and goal will be crucial at the latter part of the season.

At present they are enjoying a 7 match unbeaten run in the league. This includes 4 wins of which the latest one was against the Western Sydney Wanderers. In 4 of their last 7 matches across all venues the final score was less than 2.5 goals.

In front of their home crowd, they have an active 2 match win streak at the moment. The hosts have scored in the last 4 matches here and 3 of those games had over 2.5 total goals.

There is no other team which is worse than the Mariners in the league this season. With 29 goals conceded they are also the only team not to win a game till now. From 11 matches they lost 9 and in most of these losses they conceded 2 or more goals as well.

In away matches, they have not won a game since December 2017. There is nothing much to say about their performances on the road since last season. Head coach Mike Mulvey is helpless in his team’s current run and he will want this season to end as soon as possible.

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

  • Both teams have 2 wins each in the last 5 h2h clashes across all venues.
  • Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those 5 matches between them.
  • The Nix have won 3 and lost 2 in the last 5 meetings with the Mariners at home.
  • More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their last 5 meetings here.
  • The hosts have never failed to score in the last 9 matches against the Mariners here.

Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners: Prediction

With their current form, the Blue and Navy are not worthy opponents for the Nix. They are unbeaten at home for the last 3 matches and they will possibly extend that record further. So based on the losing streak of the visitors in away games, we can bet on the hosts to win with 1.60 odds.

The away team are conceding more than 2 goals per match this season. They have given away 2 or more goals in 5 of their recent away matches on the row. So a bet can be placed on the team from Wellington to score at least 2 or more goals with 2.63 odds.

Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners: Betting Tips

  • Phoenix to win @ 1.60 (3/5).
  • Wellington: Over 2.5 team goals @ 2.63 (13/8).

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