Central Coast Mariners and Macarthur FC square off in a top-of-the-table clash in A-League action on Monday night.
Central Coast Mariners vs Macarthur FC free A-League tips, predictions and preview – the Mariners won their only previous meeting back on January 3…
Central Coast Mariners vs Macarthur FC Tips
Central Coast Mariners vs Macarthur FC Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: A-League
🗓 Date: Monday March 8
⏰ Time: 7.05pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Central Coast Stadium
Central Coast Mariners vs Macarthur FC Head to Head (last five matches)
- 3/1/21: Macarthur 0-2 Mariners
Central Coast Mariners vs Macarthur FC Preview & Prediction
Central Coast continue to defy the odds this season and Macarthur have made a stellar start in their debut season in the A-League – who emerges triumphant in this top-of-the-table showdown in Gosford on Monday night?
The Mariners have won seven of their 10 games this season and are leading the ladder by four points ahead of second-placed Macarthur.
Central Coast have scored two or more goals in their last five games, beading Melbourne City and Western United by 3-2 scoreline, while they have also accounted for Wellington (2-0) and Perth (2-1), along with an unlucky 3-2 defeat to Adelaide where they conceded three penalties.
Alen Stajcic’s side bounced back superbly from that disappointing, toppling an in-form Perth Glory outfit 2-1 on enemy soil, with Matt Simon opening the scoring before Costa Rican import Marcos Urena grabbed his debut goal for the club.
Meanwhile, Macarthur have also been involved in high-scoring games in their recent outings, beating Adelaide United 4-0 before suffering a 4-1 defeat to Western United.
Macarthur got back on track in their last fixture, getting the better of reigning champions Sydney FC. Matt Derbyshire fired home his sixth goal from his last four games in what was the difference between the sides.
Derbyshire now leads the Golden Boot with seven goals for the season in total and with both sides in great form, we can expect an entertaining affair on Monday night.
We’re backing both teams to get on the scoresheet with the Mariners edging a home win.
Central Coast Mariners vs Macarthur FC Stats
- Both teams have scored in five of Central Coast’s last six matches
- Over 2.5 goals has hit in five of Macarthur’s last seven matches
- Over 2.5 goals has hit in five of Central Coast’s last six matches
- Matt Derbyshire has scored six goals in his last four matches
- Central Coast have scored two or more goals in their last five straight matches