Preview:Australia A-League-- Central Coast Mariners VS Western United FC

Australia A-League - Central Coast Mariners VS Western United FC

Match Time: 05-06-2021 12:35 Saturday

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Match Preview

In 6th round of Australia A-League, Central Coast Mariners will play against Western United FC FC at home.Having claimed eight points from five matches, the Mariners squad would have expected to add a further three points to their tally when facing a home fixture with Newcastle Jets.However, Alen Stajcic's outfit failed to recover from conceding two first-half goals, eventually succumbing by a 2-0 scoreline to the bottom-placed side.With other results going their way, the Mariners can still finish as high as third and as low as sixth, keeping the pressure on a group of players who have failed to register back-to-back wins since the beginning of March.Stajcic will want his team to end their dismal home form with just one win coming from their last six fixtures and no goals being scored in their last five halves of football.On the positive side, a meeting with Western United will be regarded as the perfect contest given the demise of their opponents in recent weeks.Mark Rudan's side have posted seven successive defeats, finding the back of the net on just three occasions for the loss of 21 goals.Rudan will take encouragement from the 2-1 reverse at home to Macarthur, but Rudan knows another negative result may lead to a change in the dugout during the off-season.Western United realistically need to keep a clean sheet to avoid ending the campaign with the second-worst defensive record behind Melbourne Victory.

 

Central Coast Mariners possible starting lineup:Birighitti; Miller, Hall, Rowles, Clisby; Casella, Bozanic, Stensness, Nisbet; Kuol, Urena.

 

Western United possible starting lineup:Scott; Imai, Calver, Hamill, Pain; Pierias, Lustica, Skotadis, Guarrotxena, Wales; Diamanti.

 

Odds Analysis

The bet365 1x2 first odds of this game are 1.60-4.00-5.00, the 1x2 live odds are 1.60-4.20-5.00. And the Kelly Criterion is 0.93-0.98-0.91. Therefore, Central Coast Mariners will win in this game.

 

Goalooin Prediction:

Central Coast Mariners (58.79%)

Draw (22.40%)

Western United FC (18.81%)

 

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