The Mariners will look to extend their lead at the top of the table when they face a struggling Wellington Phoenix on Sunday afternoon.
Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners free A-League tips, predictions and preview – Four of Wellington’s last five results have ended 2-1.
Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners Tips
Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: A-League
🗓 Date: Sunday February 14
⏰ Time: 4:05pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Wollongong Showground
Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners Head to Head (last five matches)
- 31/01/21: Mariners 1-2 Phoenix
- 08/03/20: Mariners 1-3 Phoenix
- 04/01/20: Phoenix 2-1 Mariners
- 09/03/19: Mariners 2-8 Phoenix
- 12/01/19: Phoenix 3-2 Mariners
Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners Preview and Prediction
Wellington despite playing well against the reigning champions fell to a one-goal defeat in an inspiring loss.
The Phoenix dominated the shot count 7-21 but weren’t able to convert, the difference being the lethal finishing with all of Sydney’s shots on target turning into goals, compared to the 25% rate Phoenix had.
Wellington will have to improve their shooting accuracy against the top of the table Mariners if they have any chance of winning, but you can expect them to bring a physical game style on Sunday.
In the previous fixture between these clubs, the Phoenix nabbed a late win thanks to an 88th-minute goal from Jaushua Sotirio.
Meanwhile, Central Coast extended their recent good form with a come from behind victory against Western United, the second match in a row they’ve won from a losing position at half-time.
The Mariners typically like to play a short passing game down the flanks before getting the ball centrally to the box towards the number nine. Both sides are very good in the air and will be a tough tussle.
Alou Kuol continued his terrific goal scoring form off the bench providing the two second-half goals late on which saw the Mariners claim all three points.
Central Coast has been superb this season, and despite losing to the Phoenix two weeks ago, they’ll head into this one full of confidence and come away with the three points.
Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners Stats
- There have been at least three goals in the Mariners previous three matches
- Four of Wellington’s last five results have ended 2-1
- Central Coast sit top of the table with Wellington second from the bottom
- Mariners have won three of the last five matches