Melbourne City 8/13 to beat Central Coast Mariners in Wednesday’s A-League clash
Market: Melbourne City win
Odds: 8/13 @ Bet 365
Looking to close the gap at the top of the A-League table, Melbourne City will travel to a struggling Central Coast Mariners on Wednesday morning.
Starting with the hosts, after finishing rock bottom of the A-League last season, it appears to Central Coast Mariners are in for an almost identical campaign this time around. In their 12 league matches this season, they are yet to pick up a single victory, drawing two and losing 10. Now scoring just 12 goals and conceding 32 in return, they hold both the worst attacking and defensive record in the A-League. Now sat five points adrift at the bottom of the table, the Mariners have lost their last 10 matches on the bounce, shipping two or more goals in each of those defeats.
As for the visitors, while it might have been a sluggish start to the season for Melbourne City, the Blues are now enjoying by far their brightest run of the season. In their 12 A-League games this season, they have won seven, drawn twice and lost three. With the chance to potentially jump as high as second on Wednesday, Melbourne’s 10 goals conceded means that they now hold the best defensive record in Australia’s top-tier. As for their recent run of form, the visitors are unbeaten in their last five A-League matches, winning four of those appearances. Melbourne have also won their last two away matches on the bounce.
Bet: Melbourne City 8/13 to beat Central Coast Mariners in Wednesday’s A-League clash @ Bet 365