Melbourne City 4/7 to beat Central Coast Mariners in Friday’s A-League matchup
Market: Melbourne City win
Odds: 4/7 @ Bet 365
Hoping to widen their buffer in the top-two, Melbourne City will make the trip to A-League strugglers Central Coast Mariners on Friday morning.
Starting with the hosts, continuing on what has been a woeful run of form, the Central Coast Mariners once again find themselves in a battle at the foot of the A-League table. In their 21 matches this season, they have recorded just four wins, one draw, and 16 defeats, scoring 20 and conceding 47 in return. Along with being sat 10 points adrift at the foot of the A-League standings, it should also be noted that Central Coast hold both the worst attacking and defensive record in the division. As for their recent run of results, Friday’s hosts have lost their last nine A-League matchups on the bounce, including their last four consecutive matches on home soil. More worrying, Central Coast have conceded over 1.5 goals in seven of their previous nine defeats.
As for the visitors, continuing on what has been a successful A-League run of form, Melbourne City once again have their sights set on landing another AFC Champions League finish this season. In their 21 matches this year, they have recording 11 wins, four draws, and six defeats, scoring 37 and conceding 30 in return. Along with holding the second-best attacking record in the division, the Blues also hold a one-point buffer from losing their top-two status. As for their recent run of results, winning three of their last five A-League appearances, it should also be noted that Melbourne City landed a 3-2 win away at Perth in their last matchup on the road.
Bet: Melbourne City 4/7 to beat Central Coast Mariners in Friday’s A-League matchup @ Bet 365