Central Coast Mariners look to snap a six-game winless run when they face the Newcastle Jets in the F3 derby in the A-League on Saturday night.
Jets vs Mariners Tips, Preview & Predictions
Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners free A-League tips, predictions and preview – Newcastle are winless in their last 12 fixtures…
Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners Tips
Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: A-League
🗓 Date: Saturday May 15
⏰ Time: 7.10pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: McDonald Jones Stadium
Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners Head to Head (last five matches)
- 31/12/20: Mariners 1-0 Jets
- 24/7/20: Mariners 0-0 Jets
- 9/2/20: Jets 4-3 Mariners
- 19/10/19: Mariners 1-1 Jets
- 16/3/19: Jets 2-3 Mariners
Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners Preview & Prediction
Bitter rivals Newcastle Jets and the Central Coast Mariners clash in the F3 derby on Saturday night, with both teams needing a win for contrasting reasons.
Central Coast started the season with a bang and were on top of the table for an extended period, but their form has dipped rather alarmingly over the last couple of months.
Indeed, the Mariners have only won one of their last 10 games and are without a victory away from Gosford since March 2.
As a result, the Mariners have slipped from the top of the ladder and are now in a titanic battle to even make the top six, with the club in second spot but just two points ahead of the Wanderers in seventh.
However, Central Coast have a great opportunity to ease some pressure when they come up against the embattled Jets on Saturday night.
Newcastle simply haven’t had the roster to compete this season and they are currently dead last on the ladder on a 12-game winless run.
The Jets try hard and you can never fault their effort, but they simply aren’t up to A-League standard, which is why they’re battling with Melbourne Victory to avoid the wooden spoon.
In saying that, the Jets did manage to grind out a 1-1 draw with reigning premiers Sydney FC last week – although they did score via a penalty.
That’s where I see Newcastle’s downfall in this clash – the Jets struggle in the final third and create minimal chances. Central Coast are a much more dangerous side and if they’re serious about playing in the finals, this is a game they cannot afford to lose.
Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners Stats
- Newcastle are winless in their last 12 games
- Mariners have won just one of their last 10 games
- Mariners beat Newcastle 1-0 in their last clash earlier this season
- Under 2.5 goals has hit in three of the last four meetings between the sides