Bet of the Day November 8 - Mariners could surprise in Melbourne

Tommy Oar of the Mariners gets away from Neil Kilkenny of the Glory (PA Images)

The A-League match between Melbourne City and Central Coast Mariners features Bettingpro.com.au's bet of the day for Friday, November 8.

Melbourne City vs Central Coast Mariners - 7:30pm AEDT


Save for their FFA Cup final thumping, it’s been an impressive start to the season for City, but they must be operating at the peak of their powers to overcome a confident Mariners side on Friday night.

City are undefeated after the first month of A-League action, drawing with Victory before registering three straight wins over Adelaide, Western United and Wellington.

Jamie Maclaren had scored all of their goals prior to their 3-2 triumph over Phoenix last week, with Scott Galloway, Craig Noone, and Conor Metcalfe getting on the scoresheet.

It was a confidence-boosting win for City and they now know they can net multiple goals without Maclaren - but can they hold off an in-form Mariners on Friday?

 


Central Coast are unbeaten since their opening round 2-1 defeat away to the high-flying Wanderers, drawing 1-1 with Newcastle, receiving the bye in Round 3 and posting a shock 2-1 victory away to last season’s minor premiers Perth.

It was the upset of the season so far, with goals from Daniel de Silva and Samuel Silvera handing the Mariners all three points and propelling them into the top six.

It’s been a bright start to the season for Central Coast, but they have a terrible recent record in Victoria, going winless in their last 17 matches, losing 14 of them. However, if they play like they did last week and with City less dangerous without Maclaren, this could be their best chance in years to pick up a result.

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