Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
Central Coast Mariners play host to visiting opponents Western Sydney Wanderers at Central Coast Stadium in the A-League clash on Monday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Central Coast Mariners v Western Sydney Wanderers match are shown here - as well as up-to-date odds.
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners head into this match following a 0-0 A-League drawn game against Newcastle United Jets.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Central Coast Mariners have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Mariners have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 15 goals along the way. We will just have to find out if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Central Coast Mariners:
- have not won against Western Sydney Wanderers in their previous 2 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 6 league games. Fans are getting restless.
Western Sydney Wanderers
In the game prior to this, Western Sydney Wanderers drew 1-1 in the A-League match with Sydney FC.
The only player to score from Western Sydney Wanderers was Kwame Yeboah (82'). Adam Le Fondre (35') was the scorer for Sydney FC.
Western Sydney Wanderers have been a threat going forward leading up to this encounter, having scored 10 times in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that The Wanderers can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same outings.
Coming into this fixture, Western Sydney Wanderers are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 04/02/2018 shows that Central Coast Mariners have won 1 of them and Western Sydney Wanderers 5, with the number of draws being 0.
A combined sum of 18 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 6 of them from Mariners and 12 for The Wanderers. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The last league game between the two was A-League match day 17 on 02/02/2020 when it ended Central Coast Mariners 1-3 Western Sydney Wanderers.
The match was refereed by Shaun Evans.
Team News: Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners boss Alen Stajčić does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a completely injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Western Sydney Wanderers
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, Western Sydney Wanderers manager Jean-Paul de Marigny has no fitness concerns at all before this clash.
Our pre-match assessment is that Western Sydney Wanderers can create a decent amount of chances and shots on target.
Conversely, Central Coast Mariners may well struggle finding the net themselves- but, we do see them converting at least once here.
We’re therefore anticipating a fairly comfortable 1-3 victory for Western Sydney Wanderers at the end of the 90 minutes.
⚽️ 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
⭐ Star Man: Jordan Murray
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Jordan Murray was born in Australia. Having made his senior debut playing for Central Coast Mariners in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 4 league goals in the A-League 2019 - 2020 campaign so far coming from a total of 18 appearances.