Melbourne City vs Central Coast Mariners Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 22/02/22

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Reigning champions Melbourne City host Central Coast Mariners on Tuesday, February 22. The Mariners have accumulated half the points with respect to City's tally and are winless in six competitive outings.

Melbourne City to Win

This season's Central Coast Mariners troubles are well documented. However, what is being missed ahead of their trip to the AAMI Park is the fact their prior visits concluded with doomed results irrespective of their prior form. On the last nine attempts for the three points on offer, Melbourne City has spurned their rivals and defeated them with differing margins, a trend we expect to continue as they battle for pole position.

Both Teams to Score – Yes

Newcastle Jets had no recourse to the barrage of attacks from City's attackers. The visitors eventually relented and City secured a 3-0 result in their favour. Keeping a clean sheet against the Mariners will not be easy. While they are next to the Jets on the points table, their away form is much better than their rivals. They have scored 10 goals in their last five away trips in all competitions and we expect them to get on the scoreboard as BTTS comes true.

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Melbourne City Predicted Lineup

Patrick Kinsorbo has treaded out of murky waters with ease. The captain of the ship oversaw City's dreaded start to the campaign and will be pleased as his charges maintain their title defence. They are in pursuit of Western United has pole position but only has a paltry one-point lead over the reigning champions. To their credit, City has forced their way based on their attacking abilities as their defence has let in all and sundry.

Predicted XI: Tom Glover; Scott Galloway, Rostyn Griffiths, Curtis Good, Scott Jamieson; Aiden O'Neill, Connor Metcalfe, Florin Berenguer; Mathew Leckie, Andrew Nabbout, Jamie Maclaren.

Central Coast Mariners Predicted Lineup

It has been a stop-start season for the Central Coast Mariners. They have struggled with fitness and form, in this order. While they have played three matches fewer than their rivals, they have accrued an 11 point advantage to their rivals. The Mariners will want to give a better account of their abilities at the AAMI Mark as the distance between themselves and playoff slots continues to increase.

Predicted XI: Mark Birighitti (GK); Jacob Farrell, Kye Rowles, Lewis Miller, Storm Roux; Max Ballard, Oliver Bozanic, Beni N'Kololo, Josh Nisbet; Marco Urena, Matheus Moreschi.

Questions About Melbourne City vs Central Coast Mariners

Melbourne City vs Central Coast Mariners
Who won the last h2h? 1-3 in favour of Melbourne City.

Where is the game being televised? BT Sport and DAZN Italia.

What’s the kick-off time? The game will start at 09:55 on 22/02/2022.