City is coming to Gosford, in order to keep up in the good run and get new three points against bottom placed rival in the competition. They did break their winning run with draw against Western Sydney 1:1 in the previous round, but team is still doing very good and should be one of the main rivals to Sydney in the playoff. City is big favorite here, having in mind that they fight second place and direct semi finals of the playoff, with Phoenix, which is only one point behind. However, it should not be some of the high scoring matches here, since none of the opponents are not in the position to rush and risk with some additional efort on the pitch.
Central Coast is having one of their usual seasons in the previous ten years, where team is out of the playoff, and on the bottom of the league. They are facing Melbourne, in the moment without any bigger motivation, except to try making some improvement of their recent results. However, team was playing under 2.5 goals on two of the previous five league games, and could go under this margin again. Melbourne City also slowed down with the high scoring games, and their three of five in the competition finished with two goals or less.
Host should have Tommy Oar, along with Kyle Rowles back after injures, and that could boost their play in the mid of the pitch and defense. Griffits and Luna are back in the away squad, while Jack Hendry (knee) and Richard Windblicher (hamstring) are out. Game should not go over big score tonight+
Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City betting tips
under 2.5 goals (Stake: 8)Odds: 2.75 at Bet365
Result: 2-4 LOST (-8 units)