Central Coast Mariners vs Adelaide United A-League Tips, Predictions and Match Preview

Gary Emmerson:
Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United

Adelaide United go in search of their seventh straight win in Gosford when they take on the Central Coast Mariners to conclude A-League Round 11 action on Sunday.

Central Coast vs Adelaide kicks off at 6.00pm AEDT at Central Coast Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.

Prediction

Match Preview

Nestled comfortably inside the top four after eight games, Adelaide will be confident of consolidating their spot near the top of the ladder against the bottom-placed Mariners on Sunday.
Gosford has become a home away from home for Adelaide in recent seasons, with the Reds prevailing in their last six visits.
Gertjan Verbeek is enjoying a great start to his tenure as coach in Adelaide, with his team winning the FFA Cup and five of their first eight games.
Adelaide should be well rested after last week’s bye and will be hoping to continue from where they left off in their last outing, which resulted in a 2-1 victory over Newcastle.
Meanwhile, the Mariners have been playing better football than their points tally and position on the ladder suggests, but they are struggling in front of goal.
Central Coast have only scored seven goals in eight games and desperately need more firepower in order to keep touch with the top six.
New recruit Jair will be eager to impress after an encouraging debut last week, with the Mariners battling hard before going down 1-0 to competition leaders Sydney FC.
However, while the Mariners are improving, they are still a way off the pace. Adelaide love playing in Gosford and have been in solid form all season. It’s tough to back against the Reds in this one.

Match Odds

Adelaide United – $2.10
Central Coast Mariners – $3.30
Draw – $3.50

Stats

  • Adelaide have won their last six matches in Gosford
  • Adelaide unbeaten against Mariners in last eight meetings
  • Mariners haven’t scored in their last two games

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