Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City prediction, odds & betting tips – 02/04/2024

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Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City Prediction
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The Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City head-to-head on the 2nd of April is without a doubt the most interesting game in the A-League this week. Will the home-field advantage at Central Coast Stadium give coach Mark Jackson’s boys the edge? Find out the answer in our Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City betting tips.

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Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City prediction: Hard-earned Mariners win

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Central Coast Mariners to Win

⬆️ Over /⬇️ Under X.5 goals

 

Over 3.5 Goals

💥 Both teams to score

 

BTTS

Key Stats

  • Melbourne City haven’t won a game against the Mariners since the 27th of December, 2022.
  • Coach Mark Jackson has a positive 1-1-0 record against Hearts.
  • We saw goals galore in 70.0% of the last 10 Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City head-to-heads.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Advantage Mariners

  • HOME: 107/100 (2.07) – 48.1%
  • DRAW: 59/20 (3.95) – 21.0%
  • AWAY: 11/5 (3.20) – 30.9%

*These Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City odds are subject to change

With a whopping 48.1% win probability at 107/100 (2.07), we believe that Central Coast Mariners truly deserve to be named the expected winners in this rivalry. Melbourne City, on the other hand, have a lackluster 30.9% chance of scooping the three points at Central Coast Stadium.

We are sure that Jamie Maclaren and his colleagues won’t go down without a fight, and that’s why we believe the fans will witness BTTS on the 2nd of April. The odds are priced at 67/100 (1.67), giving our key Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City prediction a sturdy 59.88% chance of success.

Last five H2Hs: Mariners thrash Hearts regularly

Australia A-League 17/03/24

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Central Coast Mariners

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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Australia A-League 21/01/24

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Central Coast Mariners

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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Australia A-League 17/12/23

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast Mariners

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Australia A-League 03/06/23

Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast Mariners

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Australia A-League 15/04/23

Central Coast Mariners

Central Coast Mariners

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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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It’s been almost two years since Melbourne City last enjoyed a win over the Mariners.

Central Coast Mariners team news and form: The Mariners to bounce back

Central Coast Mariners’ display against Sydney last week was simply abysmal. Coach Jackson’s boys produced only one shot on target in 90 minutes of play and rightfully got pipped 2-0 at Allianz Stadium.

Predicted lineup: Vukovic (GK), Roux, Kaltack, Hall, Doka, Balard, Tapp, Torres, Theoharous, Nisbet & Edmondson

Australia A-League 25/05/24

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Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

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Central Coast Mariners

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Australia A-League 18/05/24

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Sydney FC

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Central Coast Mariners

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Australia A-League 10/05/24

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Sydney FC

Sydney FC

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Central Coast Mariners

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AFC Cup 05/05/24

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Al Ahed

Al Ahed

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Central Coast Mariners

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Australia A-League 01/05/24

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Adelaide United

Adelaide United

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Central Coast Mariners

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Melbourne City team news and form: Decent form from Melbourne City

This team lost only one of the last five league games. If our Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City predictions succeed, it would likely be because Mark Jackson has found a way to put an end to Hearts’ three-game unbeaten run.

Predicted lineup: Young (GK), Talbot, Reis, Souprayen, Godoy, Ugarkovic, Jeggo, Jakolis, Arslan, Natel & Maclaren

Australia A-League 05/05/24

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Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

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Melbourne City

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Australia A-League 28/04/24

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Western United FC

Western United FC

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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Australia A-League 20/04/24

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Western Sydney Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers

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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Australia A-League 14/04/24

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Perth Glory

Perth Glory

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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Australia A-League 06/04/24

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Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory

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Melbourne City

Melbourne City

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Player to watch: Jamie Maclaren

Who else did you expect to see here? We trust that Jamie Maclaren will be the key threat to our Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City predictions, as he was singlehandedly the best player in the A-League last season.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City Player
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Maclaren needs to do better

Jamie was on the bench in the last couple of games for Hearts for a good reason – he hasn’t been as active in scoring goals as he was during the 2022/23 campaign.


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.