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Western Sydney Wanderers will face off against visitors Central Coast Mariners at Bankwest Stadium in this A-League fixture on Tuesday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Western Sydney Wanderers v Central Coast Mariners, scroll down including the latest game odds.
Western Sydney Wanderers
Western Sydney Wanderers go into this game after a 1-1 A-League draw vs Brisbane Roar.
In that game, Western Sydney Wanderers had 53% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Western Sydney Wanderers was Kwame Yeboah (12'). For their opponents, Brisbane Roar had 17 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Riku Danzaki (49') scored for Brisbane Roar.
Matches featuring Western Sydney Wanderers have proved to be entertaining affairs lately with plenty of scoring anticipated. Over their past half dozen clashes, the sum total of 20 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 10 of those belonging to The Wanderers. That pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this match, however.
Taking a look at their past results, Western Sydney Wanderers:
- have not lost a league tie with Central Coast Mariners in their previous 4 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners head into the match after a 2-1 A-League win as they beat Adelaide United in their most recent outing.
In that game, Central Coast Mariners managed 41% possession and 13 shots on goal with 7 on target. For Central Coast Mariners, the goals were scored by Oliver Bozanić (72') and Alou Kuol (76'). Adelaide United got 13 shots at goal with 3 on target. Kusini Yengi (48') scored for Adelaide United.
The numbers tell their own story, and Central Coast Mariners have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 7 goals in total. In defence, Mariners just haven’t been too solid at all.
Heading into this fixture, Central Coast Mariners have not won against Western Sydney Wanderers in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 09/02/2019 shows us that Western Sydney Wanderers have won 4 of these & Central Coast Mariners 1, with the tally of draws being 1.
A total of 16 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 10 of them from The Wanderers and 6 coming from Mariners. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league clash between these sides was A-League match day 4 on 19/01/2021 when the final score was Central Coast Mariners 0-1 Western Sydney Wanderers.
The match was refereed by Kurt Ams.
Team News: Western Sydney Wanderers
Western Sydney Wanderers manager Carl Robinson has no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match with a completely healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Central Coast Mariners
Due to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, Central Coast Mariners boss Alen Stajčić has no fitness worries to report ahead of this match.
In our view, Central Coast Mariners have the firepower to score against this Western Sydney Wanderers side, although it might not be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re predicting a 2-1 advantage for Western Sydney Wanderers by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Let’s see what eventuates.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Western Sydney Wanderers
Stadium: Bankwest Stadium (30,000)
Captain: Dylan McGowan
Chairman: Paul Lederer
Manager: Carl Robinson
Competitions: A-League position 5
🔑 Key Man: Mitchell Duke
Usually taking up the Striker position, Mitchell Duke was born in Liverpool, Australia. Having made his senior debut playing for Central Coast Mariners in the 2010 - 2011 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 4 league goals in the A-League 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 7 appearances.