Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Sydney dropped points for the second time in three matches, as the team were involved in a goalless draw with Adelaide United during the weekend. This happened to be a game devoid of too many good chances and left back Ryan Strain came closest to opening the scoring when he struck the woodwork in the first half. Central Coast Mariners lost a lead twice against Melbourne City to end up drawing 2-2 in the game. Baro’s opening goal in the 13th minute was cancelled out by Ross McCormack just before half-time. Despite playing with a numerical advantage after Harris Delbridge’s red card, Central Coast Mariners were unable to keep hold of the lead provided by Jake McGing. A late goal from Marcin Budzinski led to the Mariners being unable to end their winless run.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Sydney have had a couple of disappointing results in recent weeks, but none more so than Central Coast Mariners. Even with a man advantage, CCM’s failures to get a positive result against Melbourne City in the recent game highlights their issues. This is a game between attack and defence; Sydney have kept three clean sheets in the last four while City have had three shutouts in the last four away games. I would back a clean sheet for Sydney FC.

Sydney have been winning at half-time and full-time in a remarkable five out of the last six home matches. Even though CCM have been losing in both halves only once in the away games, their poor record against Sydney places them at a significant disadvantage. I would choose a Sydney win at half-time and full-time.

Sydney FC clean sheet – 1/1

Sydney FC win at half-time and full-time – 5/69

Sydney FC saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Sydney FC scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played against Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast Mariners saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Central Coast Mariners saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Sydney FC

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sydney FC Form Guide

Sydney FC Team Logo

Sydney FC

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
L H

07-03-2018

AFC Champions League Grp. H

Kashima Antlers Team Logo Kashima Antlers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

13-03-2018

AFC Champions League Grp. H

Kashima Antlers Team Logo Kashima Antlers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

17-03-2018

A-League

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

24-03-2018

A-League

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo Central Coast Mariners

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

29-03-2018

A-League

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

03-04-2018

AFC Champions League Grp. H

Suwon Bluewings Team Logo Suwon Bluewings

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

08-04-2018

A-League

Adelaide United Team Logo Adelaide United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

13-04-2018

A-League

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

17-04-2018

AFC Champions League Grp. H

Shanghai Shenhua Team Logo Shanghai Shenhua

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-04-2018

A-League Playoff

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

Central Coast Mariners Form Guide

Central Coast Mariners Team Logo

Central Coast Mariners

Won

1

Draw

1

Lost

8
L H

27-01-2018

A-League

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

04-02-2018

A-League

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Team Logo Western Sydney Wanderers FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

17-02-2018

A-League

Adelaide United Team Logo Adelaide United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

23-02-2018

A-League

Wellington Phoenix Team Logo Wellington Phoenix

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

10-03-2018

A-League

Perth Glory Team Logo Perth Glory

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

18-03-2018

A-League

Melbourne Victory Team Logo Melbourne Victory

FT 5 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

24-03-2018

A-League

Sydney FC Team Logo Sydney FC

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

31-03-2018

A-League

Brisbane Roar FC Team Logo Brisbane Roar FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

A-League

Melbourne City FC Team Logo Melbourne City FC

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

14-04-2018

A-League

Newcastle Jets Team Logo Newcastle Jets

FT 2 - 8

(HT 1 - 3)

Sydney FC Preview

Sydney have allowed their main rivals Newcastle Jets to close within six points after the latest round of fixtures. The four points dropped in the last three league matches can have an impact on the club’s confidence, but Sydney have been able to extend their unbeaten league run to 10 matches following the draw with Adelaide United. Unlike last season, Sydney have been more adventurous going forward and have ended up with a significant 38 goals in the 16 league matches. Meanwhile, the defensive performance has been slightly lower compared to last season. Bobo is the club’s top scorer with 15 league goals.

Sydney FC Team News

Graham Arnold has a fully fit Sydney FC squad available for this match.

Central Coast Mariners Preview

Central Coast Mariners have been able to go without a win in seven matches, as the struggle to come up with a top six push does not seem to be going away for Paul Okon and his team. The home game against Melbourne City could not have begun in a much better fashion for CCM, as they were 1-0 up in the game and with a numerical advantage. Yet, the inability to take advantage of this situation highlights the issues within CCM, who are just four points ahead of the bottom. No less than five different players have come up with two goals each, but none have dominated the scoring charts so far.

Central Coast Mariners Team News

Central Coast Mariners do not have injuries or suspensions coming into the game.

Sydney FC Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Central Coast Mariners Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners Sidelined Players

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