Central Coast v Melbourne City - Match preview and betting tips 

  • Central Coast are winless in 6 matches
  • Melbourne City are back on a roll
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A-League prediction - Who will win between Central Coast and Melbourne City on 14th January?

Despite home advantage, favour has to fall on the side of Melbourne City who seem to have got over their blip and have come back to winning ways with two wins in the past week. 

Central Coast are no winless in 6 games, scoring just once in that run, and there can be no confidence in them suddenly going through the gears to outscore City, home or away. The odds are reflective of this with City a shade of adds on to take all three points at $1.95

City beat the Mariners in Melbourne last month by a single goal to il, and would be happy enough to repeat that feat and take the points

Central Coast Mariners v Melbourne City Betting Odds

Central Coast Mariners $3.80
Draw $3.60
Melbourne City $1.95

Goals Betting

As mentioned just a single goal in City's favour decided the reverse fixture last month and to dive in for the OVER 2.50 goals bet would be a little dodgy this time, especially at odds of just $1.80. The bookie are trying to draw the cash in at the price, but it's not a bet I want to play given Mariners scoring record.

To that end, Central Coast have not scored at home in two games either, and the $3.60 for City to win to Nil is quite appealing, more so than the $3.00 for them to keep a clean sheet. 

Goalscorer Betting

Ross McCormack is always worth consideration but is priced at just $3.90 to score first, maybe backing him for anytime would be a better decidion just in case, less than $4.00 is never worth a bet in my opinion

Central Coast Mariners Hyundai A-league Stats:

  • Winless in 6 matches
  • Scored just once in last 6 games
  • Not socred in last 2 home games

Melbourne City Hyundai A-League Stats:

  • Looking for a third win on the bounce
  • Scored in every away game this season
  • Ross McCormack has scored in 3 of the last 4 away games for City [4 Goals]
KEY STAT: City have not lost in 7 meetings with Mariners, winning 6 of them

A-League Betting Prediction: 

Can't back Central Coast for anything with any confidence, so small stakes on 
Melbourne City to
win to Nil $3.60