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Melbourne City vs Central Coast Mariners prediction, odds and free betting tips (22/05/21)

In this betting preview, we look at the top of the A-League points table fixture between Melbourne City and Central Coast Mariners at the AAMI Park on May 22.

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Prediction 1

  • Market: Match Winner
  • Our tip: Melbourne City
  • Odds: 1/2

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Prediction 2

  • Market: Over/Under 2.5
  • Our tip: Over 2.5
  • Odds: 11/25

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Prediction 3

  • Market: Both teams to score
  • Our tip: Yes
  • Odds: 57/100

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Melbourne City to Win

The City's four-match winning streak came to an end as the Wellington Phoenix held them to a 2-2 draw. Meanwhile, Central Coast Mariners ended their five-match winless run on the road with a 0-1 win over the hapless Newcastle Jets. However, the odds are stacked in favour of the leaders as the top-two sides in the A-League come face-to-face. Melbourne City are unbeaten in nine competitive outings and should be able to see off the Mariners challenge.

Total Goals: Over 2.5

There have been results in each of the last six H2H meetings between these two outfits. Melbourne City have won four, while the Mariners took home the three points on offer twice. More importantly, there have been goals on either side of the pitch with five fixtures seeing three or more goals. With both teams in stride and likely to throw caution in the wind for bragging rights in the Australian top-flight football, expect the Over 2.5 prediction to come true.

Both Teams to Score: Yes

City's scoring run stretches back to the 2019/20 A-League season. After finishing second, they have not looked behind and have scorched everyone who has stood in their path. Central Coast Mariners took them on in this run, winning the first bout 3-2 but lost the replay 2-0. The visitors will be wary of their rivals scoring prowess but with just a goal conceded in three outings, will fancy their chances. Both sides have shown their ability to score and that should be that case on Saturday at the AAMI Park.

Melbourne City vs Central Coast Mariners: Team News and Match Preview

Melbourne City

Patrick Kisnorbo's men have been the envy of A-League and with good reason. While not making their mark as the best defensive unit in Australian top-flight football, they have been absolutely remarkable at the other end of the pitch. They have scored 54 goals, 23 more than their rivals for Saturday. Jamie Maclaren has to priased for his role in these lofty numbers, scoring 25 goals in 22 appearances in Melbourne City's casue.

Central Coast Mariners

The Mariners are in reckoning for automatic qualification for the A-League Play-Off Semi-Finals. Alen Stajcic's men went on a tear in recent weeks but have found back their mojo. While their attack has remained consistent, their defenders need praise for their proficiency in front of their own goal. However, as they travel tot the AAMI Park, all the pressure will be on them to trouble the scorers. Out of the Mariners forwards, Matt Simon has been the man in form. The 34-year-old veteral has ten goals to his name, with four of them coming gin their last seven outings.

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Melbourne City vs Central Coast Mariners Prediction

When is the match scheduled?

The match will take place on 22 May 2021 at 11:10 GMT.

Where is the match being played?

The match will take place at AAMI Park.

Where to watch it?

Arena Sport (Croatia) and Sport TV (Portugal) are the places to watch the live broadcast on television. One can also watch the game from the numerous live streams available from bookmakers.