Central Coast Mariners vs Macarthur FC Tips, Prediction & Preview

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Mariners vs Macarthur FC Tips

Central Coast Mariners will be searching for their third straight A-League win when they entertain Macarthur FC to launch Round 7 action on Friday night.

Central Coast Mariners vs Macarthur FC Prediction, Tips & Preview

Central Coast Mariners vs Macarthur FC free A-League prediction, tips and preview – Under 2.5 goals has hit in four of the five previous meetings between the teams…

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Central Coast Mariners vs Macarthur FC Tips

Best Under 2.5 goals odds with bet365

  • Mariners have seen under 2.5 goals in their last three A-League games
  • Macarthur have seen under 2.5 goals in six of their last six games
  • Four of the last five meetings between the teams have produced under 2.5 goals
  • The last meeting in Gosford finished 0-0 after 90 minutes

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Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: A-League
🗓 Date: Friday December 31
Time: 7.05pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Central Coast Stadium


Central Coast Mariners vs Macarthur FC Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 5/12/21: Macarthur 1-0 Mariners
  • 12/6/21: Mariners 0-2 Macarthur
  • 27/5/21: Macarthur 1-2 Mariners
  • 8/3/21: Mariners 2-0 Macarthur
  • 3/1/21: Macarthur 0-2 Mariners

Central Coast Mariners vs Macarthur FC Preview & Prediction

It’s an all top four battle to close out 2021 and kick off A-League Round 7 action as the Mariners and Macarthur square off on New Year’s Eve in Gosford.

After surprising everyone to qualify for the finals last season, Central Coast have enjoyed a great start to this campaign, winning three of their five matches and coming into this clash on the back of a three-match winning streak in all competitions.

The Mariners have kept a clean sheet in all three of those victories, conquering the Wanderers and Sydney FC by 2-0 scores before thumping APIA Tigers 6-0 to reach the FFA Cup semi-finals.

Central Coast would have been confident of making it four straight wins as they prepared to face slumping Wellington last weekend, but the game was ultimately postponed.

Now the Mariners turn their attention to the team that knocked them out of the finals last season – and also beat them earlier this term.

Macarthur are flying high in second spot on the ladder, but their four-match winning streak was snapped by Sydney FC last week.

Defence had been a key area of improvement for Macarthur this season, with the side keeping a clean sheet from open play until Sydney fired three goals past them on Boxing Day.

That loss saw Melbourne Victory overtake Macarthur at the top of the ladder, but they will have the opportunity to at least temporarily regain first position before 2021 comes to a close.

VERDICT:

Both sides are proving hard to beat this season, with defence proving key to success.

Central Coast have seen under 2.5 goals in their last three A-League games and have kept a clean sheet in their last three matches, while Macarthur have seen under 2.5 goals in six of their last eight games – and up until last week, were proving impossible to break down from open play.

As a result, we can see both teams cancelling each other out and a low-scoring affair, with four of the five meetings between the teams featuring under 2.5 goals (Best Under 2.5 goals odds $2.00 with bet365.)


Central Coast Mariners vs Macarthur FC Stats

  • Mariners have seen under 2.5 goals in their last three A-League games
  • Macarthur have seen under 2.5 goals in six of their last six games
  • Four of the last five meetings between the teams have produced under 2.5 goals
  • The last meeting in Gosford finished 0-0 after 90 minutes

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