Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix A-League Tips, Prediction and Preview

Andrew Hendrie:
Wellington Phoenix A-League

Wellington Phoenix aim for their fifth straight win over Central Coast Mariners when the two sides clash in A-League Round 22 action on Sunday.

Mariners vs Phoenix kicks off at 4.00pm AEDT at Central Coast Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.

Prediction

Match Preview

Two sides on opposite sides of the form spectrum and indeed the ladder square off in the penultimate game of A-League Round 22 on Sunday afternoon in Gosford.

Central Coast are once again having a nightmare season, coming into this encounter on the back of a seven-match losing streak that has seen them slip to last on the ladder.

After starting the campaign in encouraging fashion, the Mariners have completely collapsed and look destined for another wooden spoon.

Things are only getting worse for Alen Stajic and his team, with the Mariners copping a 6-2 hiding at the hands of Western United last week.

By contrast, Wellington are flying high and sitting nicely in the top four heading into this fixture, while they will also be fresh after receiving the bye last week.

Phoenix have won their last two games against Melbourne City and Western United without conceding a goal and have positioned themselves nicely for a crack at a top two finish.

Wellington have dominated this match-up in recent times, winning their last four meetings, and unless the Mariners can turn around their form considerably, the Kiwi club will make it five on Sunday.

Match Odds

Wellington Phoenix – $1.91
Central Coast Mariners – $3.75
Draw – $3.75

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Stats

– Wellington have won the last four games between the sides
– Mariners have lost their last three matches at home
– Phoenix have scored 13 goals vs Mariners in their last three encounters

Tips