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Central Coast Mariners make the trip to Coopers Stadium on Friday for the A-League meeting with home team Adelaide United.
All Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Adelaide United will be looking for an improved result here following a 4-0 A-League loss in their previous game against Macarthur FC.
Matt Derbyshire (66', 73', 90') and Mark Milligan (83') scored for Macarthur FC.
Fixtures with Adelaide United have tended to be exciting affairs lately with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past half dozen clashes, a grand total of 22 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 8 of them accredited to The Reds.
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners will go into the clash following a 0-2 A-League win with the defeat of Wellington Phoenix in their previous game.
For Central Coast Mariners, the goalscorers were Matt Simon (40') and Oliver Bozanić (50').
Throughout their six most recent matches, Alen Stajčić's Central Coast Mariners have fired home 11 times, earning them the goals per game average of 1.83.
Leading up to this clash, Central Coast Mariners:
- are winless against Adelaide United when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league matches. Not the best of away records.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 04/11/2018 tells us that Adelaide United have won 5 of these games and Central Coast Mariners 1, with the number of draws being 0.
A combined sum of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 12 of them from The Reds and 4 for Mariners. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The last league game featuring these clubs was A-League match day 19 on 14/02/2020 when it ended Adelaide United 2-0 Central Coast Mariners.
The match was refereed by Adam Kersey.
Team News: Adelaide United
Adelaide United manager Carl Veart has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this game thanks to a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Central Coast Mariners
Owing to a fully injury-free group available to choose from, Central Coast Mariners manager Alen Stajčić has no fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
We feel that Central Coast Mariners and Adelaide United may well end up cancelling each other out here.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes, with a good chance of a draw. We’re therefore expecting a tight encounter with a 1-1 score draw when all is said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Coopers Stadium (15,500)
Captain: Stefan Mauk
Chairman: Piet van der Pol
Manager: Carl Veart
Competitions: A-League position 8
🔑 Star Player: Nathan Konstandopoulos
Normally taking up the Centre Midfield position, Nathan Konstandopoulos was born in Adelaide, Australia. After having played his first senior match for Adelaide United in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has managed 2 league goals in this A-League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 7 appearances.