Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City Preview

Vedran Ostojic 17 Mar 2020
  • Melbourne have struggled for defensive stability on the road

  • Can they still snatch the points at Central Coast Stadium?

  • You can watch and bet on this match live at bet365 -> soccer -> live streaming.

A-League
Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City
08:30 – 20 Mar 2020
Odds correct at the time of writing
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Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City Score Prediction

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City Match Info

Match date: 20th March 2020

Kick-Off: 8:30 am

Stadium: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City Head to Head Record

Last 3 meetings:

8 Nov 2019 Melbourne City 3 – 1 Central Coast Mariners
26 Apr 2019 Melbourne City 5 – 0 Central Coast Mariners
16 Jan 2019 Central Coast Mariners 2 – 1 Melbourne City

Matches played: 28

Central Coast Mariners wins: 11

Melbourne City wins: 10

Draws: 7

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City Stats

  • Central Coast Mariners suffered nine losses in a row since mid-January
  • Melbourne City bagged seven points in their last three A-League outings
  • City haven’t snatched a win at this ground since 2017, seeing two draws and a loss on their last three trips

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City Match Preview

Melbourne City travel to Gosford for their Matchday 24 clash at Central Coast Mariners on Friday looking to prove their worth against the rock-bottomed rivals, hoping they can outclass them and keep hold of the 2nd spot – after snatching the points in a five-goal thriller at Perth Glory and coming away with a point despite falling behind early against Western Sydney Wanderers.

City have Wellington Phoenix breathing down their necks and Erick Mombaerts will hope his men can take confidence from recent performances, despite obvious struggles to retain consistency on the road. They’ve been conceding goals on the regular but found their shape up front, where Jamie MacLaren leads the line and has done so with a goal against Wanderers too.

Central Coast Mariners will have their regrets and will certainly feel they performed better than the results would suggest. However, they’re now just a loss short of their worst streak ever with nine consecutive losses suffered since mid-January, which has them rock-bottomed with just 13 points to their name.

Mariners have been scoring goals in front of the home fans but found it hard to capitalize, with nine goals conceded in the last three outings here – where Western Sydney Wanderers (1-3), Sydney (0-3), and Wellington Phoenix (1-3) all snatched the points. They will now need to show more and we don’t see them up to the task.

We should be in for an exciting occasion but we feel visitors should have what it takes to snatch the points, as we back Melbourne City to win and a Yes on Both teams to score at an eye-catching 2/1 with bet365 – which has caught the eye of many value seekers already.

With that in mind, we’re hoping for another high-scoring occasion at Central Coast Stadium and we’ll now also go for Over 2.5 Goals FT at 4/7 with Paddy Power. We’ve been used to such games from both sides lately and we’re now hoping for more of the same.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City Betting Tips

Melbourne City to win & BTTS @ 2/1 with bet365

Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 4/7 with Paddy Power

 

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Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City Preview

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City Match Info Match date: 20th March 2020 Kick-Off: 8:30 am Stadium: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City Head to Head Record Last 3 meetings: 8 Nov 2019 Melbourne City 3 – 1 Central Coast Mariners 26 Apr 2019 Melbourne City 5 – 0 Central Coast…