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Macarthur welcomes Central Coast Mariners for the 23rd Round of A-League fixtures. Find out more in our detailed game preview, including top free predictions and tips for you.
Our Top Free Predictions for Macarthur vs Central Coast Mariners
We have conducted extensive research and bias-free analysis to bring our readers the best free predictions for Macarthur vs Central Coast Mariners. You can straightaway place your bet William Hill with any of our tips below:
- Match result
- Macarthur to win
- Total goals
- Under 2.5
- Both teams to score
Note: Odds change every time so ensure to confirm your bet slip with the bookmaker before placing your bets on this fixture.
Macarthur to win
Our first prediction for this fixture is a bold one yet with a high probability. While the hosts are yet to register victory over Central Coast Mariners in previous encounters, we think this game is theirs to take all the points. The hosts have a good run of results in previous six games, which they haven’t lost. On the flip side, Central Coast Mariners have had a mix of outcomes on their last six, thanks to costly defensive errors. While they visitors don’t seem to concede a lot of goals, playing their fifth consecutive game on the road should come with a lot of challenges against a much-better side.
A Low-scoring game
We don’t expect a lot of goals in this fixture. These teams have met twice only but neither fixture had more than two goals. Also, looking at the previous six fixtures for both sides, we expect a defensive approach to this game. The hosts have conceded an average of one goal per game in their last six fixtures. And while Central Coast Mariners look vulnerable defensively, they have equally conceded an average of one goal in every of their last six games, save for 4-0 defeat to Brisbane Roar in late April.
No goals on both ends
A review of previous two encounters shows that Central Coast Mariners won both games in a similar fashion of 2-0. In this game, the visitors face a much-improved side and we don’t expect an easy game for Alen Stajcic and his sqaud. Because we are backing the hosts to win on Thursday, we are also predicting a narrow clean sheet victory for Ante Milicic and his squad.
Game Preview: Macarthur Looking for their First Victory Over Central Coast Mariners
Both teams have 36 points after 23 games and hope to break into top two and hopefully qualify for semifinals. The two teams are only five points adrift second-placed Sydney FC, which makes the race to semifinals open for top five teams. Our game preview has more details.
Macarthur is fifth on the A-league table. A win on Thursday should get them to top three. However, a tight race between top five teams means this game is open for both sides. A home advantage and a fixture against a team that will play its fifth consecutive away game gives Macarthur a competitive advantage going into this game. The hosting manager averages 1.47 points per match after 23 games in charge since May 2019, having lost 7 times, won 10 and drawn six games.
Central Coast Mariners
For Central Coast Mariners, this is a game to win or risk missing out in top two. A good record of two clean sheet victories in previous encounters with Macarthur gives the traveling manager (Alen Stajcic) and his squad the much-need confidence for a face-off with a defensively strong team. Alen Stajcic has been in charge of Central Coast Mariners since May 2019. However, 1.19 average points per match should worry the visiting manager, having lost 26 games, drawn 9 and won 18 after 53 games.
Macarthur vs Central Cost Mariners: the Best Odds, H2H and Team Stats
For more stats, the best odds and H2H information for Macarthur vs Central Coast Mariners please see the tables below.
FAQs: Macarthur vs Central Cost Mariners
Which team has what it takes to win this game?
Macarthur has a better form and a manager that averages more points per game compared to the visiting manager hence likely to win on Thursday.
When is the game scheduled to take place?
This match will kick-off on May 26th 2021 at 12:05 GMT +3.
Where will the game be played?
The game will be played at Campbelltown Stadium in Australia.