Sydney FC can draw level on points with Central Coast Mariners if they can prevail when the two sides square off in the A-League on Saturday.
Mariners vs Sydney FC Tips, Preview & Predictions
Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC free A-League tips, predictions and preview – Sydney FC have won five of the last seven meetings between the teams…
Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC Tips
Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: A-League
🗓 Date: Saturday April 24
⏰ Time: 5.05pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Central Coast Stadium
Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC Head to Head (last five matches)
- 22/1/21: Sydney FC 0-2 Mariners
- 23/2/20: Mariners 0-3 Sydney FC
- 14/12/19: Sydney FC 1-0 Mariners
- 17/2/19: Sydney FC 1-1 Mariners
- 4/1/19: Sydney FC 5-2 Mariners
Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC Preview & Prediction
Having led the competition for the majority of the season, Central Coast’s quest for the minor premiership has hit a roadblock in recent weeks and they have another tough challenge in front of them in the form of reigning premiers Sydney FC on Saturday.
The Mariners are still in a great position and should be featuring in the finals this season, but they are heading in the wrong direction having won just one of their last five matches.
Central Coast got a reality check last month when they were outclassed by Melbourne City 2-0, while their last two outings have resulted in a 2-2 draw with the Wanderers (who haven’t won in five) and a 1-0 loss to Western United, who are currently languishing outside the top six.
The Mariners have relinquished top spot to City in recent weeks and they could be pegged back by Sydney on Saturday if they suffer back-to-back defeats.
Sydney haven’t been at their dominant best all season, but they are doing what needs to be done and are positioning themselves nicely to peak when it matters most.
The Sky Blues have climbed into fourth spot on the ladder after a pair of wins over Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory and draws against the high-flying Melbourne City and Adelaide United. A win on Saturday night would put them on equal points with the Mariners.
Sydney will be ruing their missed chance to close the gap last week having led Adelaide 2-0 with 15 minutes remaining, but they conceded two goals in the space of four minutes to ultimately draw 2-2.
It was the second straight week Sydney failed to close out a game after conceding a 96th minute equaliser to City a fortnight ago.
Sydney are clearly rounding into some good form, they just need to focus in the closing stages. Central Coast are struggling at the moment with just one win from their last five. This could be the game Sydney step up and re-establish themselves as one of the leading premiership contenders.
Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney FC Stats
- Sydney have won five of the last seven meetings between the teams
- Sydney are unbeaten in eight of their last nine matches
- Mariners have won just one of their last five matches
- Under 2.5 goals has hit in four of Sydney’s last six games
- Mariners haven’t scored in their last two defeats