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Central Coast Mariners are going up against away team Newcastle United Jets at Industree Group Stadium in the A-League fixture on Saturday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle United Jets are shown below (including the best match odds).
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners will be looking for an improved result here after the 1-2 A-League loss in their previous game against Brisbane Roar.
In that match, Central Coast Mariners had 45% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Central Coast Mariners was Alou Kuol (31'). Brisbane Roar had 10 shots on goal with 4 on target. Florin Bérenguer (19') and Thomas Waddingham (41') scored for Brisbane Roar.
It has not been often in recent games where Central Coast Mariners have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Central Coast Mariners have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 10 goals during that time.
Newcastle United Jets
Newcastle United Jets head into the clash after a 0-1 A-League win with the eclipse of Western United in their previous outing.
In that match, Newcastle United Jets managed 34% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Newcastle United Jets was Apostolos Stamatelopoulos (44'). Western United had 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
Indicating their involvement in productive encounters, goals have been celebrated 23 times in the previous 6 games in which Newcastle United Jets have sent out their troops, making it an average of 3.83 goals for each meeting. Their opponents have hit 14 of those goals. That kind of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward here, however.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 21/11/2021 shows us that Central Coast Mariners have won 5 of these and Newcastle United Jets 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
A sum of 21 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 15 of them from Mariners and 6 coming from The Jets. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The last league fixture featuring the two was A-League match day 25 on 22/04/2023 when the final score was Newcastle United Jets 1-3 Central Coast Mariners.
In that match, Newcastle United Jets had 40% possession and 18 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Jaushua Sotirio (9').
Central Coast Mariners had 19 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. Sam Silvera (28', 58') and Marco Túlio (69') scored.
The referee was Shaun Evans.
Team News: Central Coast Mariners
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just one fitness concern for the Central Coast Mariners boss Mark Jackson to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Sasha Kuzevski (unknown injury) misses out. Ángel Torres cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Newcastle United Jets
Newcastle United Jets boss Rob Stanton has to currently contend with reduced team options. Jacob Dowse (unknown injury) and Reno Piscopo (unknown injury) are not ready for selection.
One thing is for certain, Newcastle United Jets may well find it hard to find the back of the net against a Central Coast Mariners lineup who have the quality to get a big win and also probable clean sheet.
We’re going for a comprehensive 3-0 win for Central Coast Mariners when all is said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Central Coast Mariners
Stadium: Industree Group Stadium (20,059)
Captain: Danny Vukovic
Chairman: Richard Peil
Manager: Mark Jackson
Competitions: A-League position 12