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The A-League meeting at Central Coast Stadium on Friday sees home team Central Coast Mariners ready themselves for the challenge from opponents Newcastle United Jets.
Our tips, poll and stats for Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle United Jets can all be found here - plus the latest match odds.
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners will be hoping for a better result following the 1-0 A-League loss in their previous game against Perth Glory.
Dane Ingham (32') was the scorer for Perth Glory.
Their more recent scorelines reveal that much more can be done by the Central Coast Mariners rearguard. Mariners have watched an unacceptable 18 goals fly into the back of their net during the period covering their past six matches. That pattern isn’t assured to be continued here, however.
Leading up to this clash, Central Coast Mariners:
- have not emerged victorious against Newcastle United Jets in their last 2 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 5 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
Newcastle United Jets
Newcastle United Jets come into this encounter following a 1-2 A-League win with the downing of Sydney FC in their most recent outing.
For Newcastle United Jets, goals were scored by Nick Fitzgerald (58') and Kosta Petratos (90'). Anthony Cáceres (25') scored for Sydney FC.
The stats tell the story, and Newcastle United Jets have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 5 goals in all. At the back, The Jets just haven’t been too solid at all.
Ahead of this clash, Newcastle United Jets remain undefeated by Central Coast Mariners in games played away from home for the previous 4 league matches. A very good record, indeed.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 14/04/2018 shows that Central Coast Mariners have won 1 of these and Newcastle United Jets 4, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 28 in all at an average of 4.67 goals per meeting.
The last league encounter between these clubs was A-League match day 18 on 09/02/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Newcastle United Jets 4-3 Central Coast Mariners.
The match was refereed by Kurt Ams.
Team News: Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners manager Alen Stajčić doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Newcastle United Jets
Owing to a fully healthy squad to pick from, Newcastle United Jets boss Carl Robinson has zero fitness concerns at all before this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Central Coast Mariners will have to work hard as a team to break down this Newcastle United Jets team who we think will win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re therefore tipping a very competitive game with a 0-1 winning margin for Newcastle United Jets at the conclusion of the game.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Central Coast Mariners
Stadium: Central Coast Stadium (20,059)
Captain: Matt Simon
Chairman: Michael Charlesworth
Manager: Alen Stajčić
Competitions: A-League position 11
⭐ Key Player: Milan Đurić
Mostly used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Milan Đurić was born in Belgrade, Serbia. Having played his first senior match for Istra 1961 in the 2015 - 2016 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored a sum of 4 league goals in the A-League 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in 20 appearances.