Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners: Preview and Prediction

Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners: Match Preview and Predictions-15th January 2017

Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners
Australia A-League
Date: Saturday 14 January, 2017
Kick-Off: 5:35pm AEDT/ 6:35am UK
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand.

Wellington Phoenix will take on Central Coast Mariners at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday the 14th of January.

The Phoenix sit in eighth spot on 12 points while the Mariners are currently bottom of the table with 10 points.

Last round saw Central Coast put in a great performance against the league leaders, Sydney FC but still lost the game 3-2.

Same result for Wellington in their last round as they went down 2-1 to Perth Glory.

Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners: Head-to-Head Statistics

  • The head-to-head record has Central Coast ahead with 13 wins compared to Wellington’s 10 victories, while an additional 6 draws have also been played out between these sides.
  • The last time they met was round 10 this season in New Zealand where Wellington won 3-0.
  • Previous 2 meetings between these teams have been won by Wellington Phoenix.
  • Central Coast’s last win at Westpac Stadium against Wellington was back in round 6 of the 2012/13 season.

Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners: Predictions

Both sides are towards the bottom of the table so a win will be valuable for either team.

Wellington need to continue being threatening up front and against a Central Coast defence that has conceded the most goals in the league, they should be looking for plenty of goals.

Central Coast have to give it all like they did in their last match and if they do, they can push the Phoenix all the way and maybe produce an away win.

A win for the Phoenix could see them move them into seventh spot while a Mariners win will move them off the bottom of the table.

It will be a tough trip for Central Coast Mariners to come to New Zealand so at home, Wellington Phoenix should get the win in this fixture.

Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners: Bet Tips

Home win at 1.55 (6/11).