Can the Mariners get back to winning ways? Well, judging by the way they competed in the F3 Derby you would have to say yes! They were really good but unfortunately didn’t get anything out of the game after going down 2-nil. Many were suggesting that Central Coast could have even taken all three points – that’s how good they played! Melbourne City have had plenty of traveling to do over the past week and come into the match having dealt with Perth 2-nil over in the west.
1. CENTRAL COAST is winless in their past six games
2. CITY have won consecutive games since losing three straight
3. ROSS MCCORMACK has five goals in his past three matches
Melbourne City hasn’t lost to Central Coast in their past seven encounters
City won 1-nil in their previous clash this season on December 10
Matches between these sides usually produce plenty of goals with four goals on average being scored in their past six clashes
We are tipping an upset here with the Mariners set to break their drought. If they can reproduce the sort of play they showed against Newcastle, then they are a big chance. The one thing they need to really improve is their finishing though. City will be tired and although they come into this off back-to-back wins, they aren’t playing anywhere near as well as they were at the start of the season.
DRAW / CENTRAL COAST
Expect a tough opening 45 minutes before the Mariners get the benefit of home ground advantage in the second half
He had a few great chances to score against Newcastle but couldn’t convert. He will be keen to right a few wrongs here.
History suggests the Overs is the way to go with the total going over in five of the past six clashes.
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