Bet Of The Day December 20

Andrew Hendrie:
Bet Of The Day December 20

The FFA Cup match between APIA Tigers and Central Coast Mariners features as’s best bet for Monday December 20.

Bet Of The Day December 20 – read on below for our reasoning behind today’s best bet.

We’re heading to the FFA Cup for today’s best bet as Central Coast Mariners look to end the fairytale run of APIA Tigers in the quarter-finals.

APIA compete in the NSW NPL competition, with that season finishing back in June, so they’ve only played two matches over the last five months – both in the FFA Cup competition.

APIA cruised past Tigers FC 3-0 in their opening match before registering the upset of the tournament so far, conquering the Western Sydney Wanderers 2-1 earlier this month.

It was a dream result for the NPL side to beat the former Asian champions, but it’s a tall order for APIA to repeat that feat tonight.

Central Coast may choose to rest some players like the Wanderers did, but with a spot in the semi-finals within touching distance, there’s also a chance the Mariners will go all out for the win.

In any case, the Mariners have been in good form to begin the A-League season and head into this encounter following back-to-back 2-0 victories over Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers.

The Mariners also have experience of putting away NPL sides this FFA Cup, already take care of Blacktown City 1-0 and Wollongong Wolves 2-1 to reach the last eight.

APIA will be inspired for this one, but if the Mariners can hold off an early onslaught, they should be able to take control of the game and come out on top.

Key Points

  • Mariners have won three of their last four matches
  • Mariners have won their last two matches to nil
  • Four of Mariners’ last six wins have been to nil
  • APIA have only played two games in the last five months
  • APIA have won just four of their last nine games



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