Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney prediction, odds & betting tips – 18/05/2024

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Central Coast Stadium is going to host the upcoming thriller of a game between Central Coast Mariners and Sydney on the 18th of May. The 22 on the pitch will surely have the fans on the edge of their seats throughout the entire 90 minutes, but which side will win this interesting game? The answer is located in the following Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney betting tips.

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Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney prediction: Aussie champions will advance to the final

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Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Central Coast Mariners to Win

⚽ Correct score prediction

Central Coast Mariners 2-1 Sydney

💥 Both teams to score

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Key Stats

  • We saw goals galore in six of the last 10 Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney head-to-heads.
  • The previous match between the two teams resulted in a thrifty 2-1 win for the Mariners.
  • Sydney have the best attacking record in the league, with 52 goals this season.
  • The Mariners’ attack is also performing at a very high level, scoring 49 goals in 27 league appearances.

Pre-game odds and win probability: A-League victors expectedly the favorites

  • HOME: 13/10 (2.30) – 42.6%
  • DRAW: 5/2 (3.50) – 23.0%
  • AWAY: 37/20 (2.85) – 34.4%

*These Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney odds are subject to change

If you check the odds above, you’ll see that Central Coast Mariners are the expected winners, with a 42.6% win probability behind them at 13/10 (2.30). Moreover, BTTS at 7/10 (1.70) also seems quite plausible, as the odds behind our key Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney prediction suggest a 58.82% likelihood.

Last five H2Hs: Mariners out for blood

Australia A-League 10/05/24

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Sydney FC

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Sydney FC

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Central Coast Mariners

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Central Coast Mariners

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Australia A-League 04/02/23

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Sydney FC

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Central Coast Mariners

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Sydney have a compelling advantage in the head-to-head department, but we still favor coach Jackson's boys.

Central Coast Mariners team news and form: Crazy-good momentum by Mariners

After a rather unconvincing start to the 2023/24 A-League season, Central Coast Mariners went on to win five consecutive league matches before the final series kicked in. Moreover, coach Jackson’s boys had no issues securing a vital 1-2 win at Allianz Stadium last week, which is another thing working in favor of our top Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney predictions.

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

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Central Coast Mariners

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Central Coast Mariners

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Central Coast Mariners

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Al Ahed

Al Ahed

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Central Coast Mariners

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Adelaide United

Adelaide United

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Central Coast Mariners

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Sydney team news and form: Nine-men Sydney should count their blessings

In the first match between the two teams, we saw coach Talay’s boys go berserk. They received two red cards, which is a huge plus in favor of our Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney predictions, as the players sent off were Rodwell and Hollman.

Predicted lineup: Redmayne (GK), Matthews, King, Grant, Gurd, Gomes, Brattan, Courtney-Perkins, Girdwood-Reich, Caceres & Mak

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Central Coast Mariners

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Sydney FC

Sydney FC

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Macarthur FC

Macarthur FC

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Sydney FC

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Perth Glory

Perth Glory

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Sydney FC

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Macarthur FC

Macarthur FC

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Sydney FC

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Player to watch: Fabio Gomes

Fabio Gomes is the leading goalscorer for the 2023 Australian Cup Winners so unsurprisingly, we have him down as the player to watch in our Central Coast Mariners vs Sydney predictions.

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Gomes can’t stop scoring

The 26-year-old Brazilian will have to fill in the Lolley-shaped hole in Sydney’s attack, as the latter is currently injured and will, sadly, miss the game against Central Coast Mariners. So far, Fabio Gomes has 11 goals to his name in the 2023/24 A-League campaign. One more and he would outscore Lolley.


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.