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Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners prediction, odds and free betting tips (02/05/2021)

Melbourne, in and around the top of league, face off against a Central Coast side having a very underwhelming season which sees them only one spot above rock bottom of the A-League.

Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners top betting tips for the game

Two historically successful sides domestically meet in this intriguing tie:

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing. Check your bet slip before confirming.

Match Result: Draw

 Whilst only 27.5% of the historical ties between the sides have ended in draws, the recent form of both teams is such that it’s certainly a possibility. The Victory have 2 wins from their last 5 games while the Mariners have only 1 win from their last 5, illustrating poor performances from both teams. The last game between Melbourne and Central Coast also ended in a draw, so that outcome seems likely considering how both teams are currently playing.

Double Chance: Central Coast or Draw

 The Mariners are unbeaten in the last 3 games between both sides and have performed better over the course of the ‘20/21 A-League season; with the Victory 17 points and 7 spots behind Central Coast. The Mariners have also won more than twice as many league games (9) compared to Melbourne (4), so the Yellow and Navy will at least not lose this tie despite recent form.

Total Goals Over/Under: Over 2.5

4 out of the last 5 games between Melbourne and Central Coast have seen at least 3 goals scored in each, with 5 goals each scored in 3 of those ties. Both teams have also scored over 1 goal per game over the course of the regular season, indicating the game is likely to not lack goals as it doesn’t fit the philosophy of the teams involved. Lastly, The Mariners and Victory aren’t resolute defensively either, with the sides both conceding over 1 goal a game. It will be a fun game for neutral viewers.

Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners Preview and Team News

Melbourne Victory 

Victory will have 2 players unavailable for the tie, with centre-back Ryan Shotton and forward Marco Rojas out with knee and ankle injuries respectively. Ex-Blackburn manager Steve Kean is caretaker head coach of Melbourne. He has held the role since early April, after formerly being assistant for a year. Former Australian international midfielder Tony Popovic will become head coach in May.

Central Coast Mariners

The Yellow and Navy have a full squad coming into this game, with the exception of rotational midfielder Michal Janota who’ll be out with an ankle injury. Australian Alen Stajcic is the head coach of the Mariners, and has held this role since March 2019. It was his first management role in men’s football, and his win percentage so far is 36.73% from over 45 games.

Best Odds and Stats on Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners

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May 2, 2021
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Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners

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02/05/21
AA
Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory
1 - 1
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners
27/03/21
AA
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners
1 - 1
Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory
03/08/20
AA
Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory
2 - 3
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners
12/01/20
AA
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners
3 - 2
Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory
14/04/19
AA
Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory
2 - 1
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners

Melbourne Victory

Last 5

09/05/21
AA
Perth Glory
Perth Glory
2 - 1
Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory
06/05/21
AA
Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory
1 - 2
Macarthur FC
Macarthur FC
27/04/21
AA
Sydney FC
Sydney FC
1 - 0
Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory
23/04/21
AA
Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory
5 - 4
Western Sydney Wanderers
Western Sydney Wanderers
17/04/21
AA
Melbourne City
Melbourne City
7 - 0
Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory

Central Coast Mariners

Last 5

12/05/21
AA
Brisbane Roar
Brisbane Roar
0 - 0
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners
28/04/21
AA
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners
0 - 4
Brisbane Roar
Brisbane Roar
24/04/21
AA
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners
2 - 2
Sydney FC
Sydney FC
17/04/21
AA
Western United FC
Western United FC
1 - 0
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners
06/04/21
AA
Western Sydney Wanderers
Western Sydney Wanderers
2 - 2
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners

Information regarding Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners 

Team A vs Team B tips

Where is the match scheduled?

The Melbourne Rectangular Stadium is the location for the game, home to the Melbourne Victory. It has a capacity of 30,050 seats.

When does this match start?

The game begins at 6:05am GMT on Sunday May 2 2021.

Which team is considered the favorite to win?

Central Coast Mariners are the bookmakers’ favorites for this game with odds of 1/1.