Central Coast Mariners will be looking to recapture their best form when they face Melbourne Victory in the A-League on Sunday.
Victory vs Mariners Tips, Preview & Predictions
Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners free A-League tips, predictions and preview – both teams have scored in the last nine meetings between the teams…
Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners Tips
Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: A-League
🗓 Date: Sunday May 2
⏰ Time: 4.05pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: AAMI Park
Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners Head to Head (last five matches)
- 27/3/21: Mariners 1-1 Victory
- 3/8/20: Victory 2-3 Mariners
- 12/1/20: Mariners 3-2 Victory
- 14/4/19: Victory 2-1 Mariners
- 2/2/19: Mariners 2-3 Victory
Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners Preview & Prediction
Central Coast will be determined to recapture their early-season form when they come up against second-last Melbourne Victory on Sunday.
The Mariners put together a fantastic start to the season and have been leading the competition for the bulk of the year, but they’ve started to slump in recent weeks.
Indeed, the Mariners have won just one of their last eight matches and have slipped down to third on the ladder, four points behind Melbourne City having played one more game.
Central Coast have lost two of their last three fixtures, including their heaviest defeat of the season in a 4-0 thumping to Brisbane mid-week.
Meanwhile, Victory are enduring a tumultuous season that saw coach Grant Brebnar sacked a couple of weeks ago.
Victory have lost seven of their last 10 games and have conceded a whopping 47 goals in their 18 games, which is 17 more than the next worst. Thirteen of those goals have come against cross-town rivals Melbourne City, who defeated them 7-0 and 6-0 earlier in the season.
Victory did manage to record a thrilling 5-4 win over the Wanderers in their first match since sacking Brebnar, but they couldn’t double down mid-week, falling 1-0 to Sydney FC.
This looms as the perfect chance for the Mariners to return to the winners circle. Victory are still extremely poor at the back, which should lend itself to another high-scoring game between these two sides.
Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners Stats
- Both teams have scored in the last nine meetings between the teams
- Over 4.5 goals has hit in five of the last seven games between the teams
- Mariners have won two of the last three meetings
- Victory have lost seven of their last 10 games
- Mariners have seen over 3.5 goals in three of their last four matches