Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

Newcastle Jets

2017-02-26
06:00
McDonald Jones Stadium

VS

Central Coast Mariners

Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners predictions for Sunday’s Hyundai A-League clash. Newcastle Jets and Central Coast Mariners both look to close the gap on the Hyundai A-League playoff zone. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Newcastle Jets VS Central Coast Mariners Predictions

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Andrew Nabbout to Score Any Time

Reason For Newcastle Jets VS Central Coast Mariners Betting Tips

Newcastle Jets’ poor form reached new heights last weekend as they lost 1-0 to the tragically bad bottom placed Adelaide United. This makes it one win, two draws, and three defeats in their last six outings in the Hyundai A-League.

This leaves them three points adrift of the A-League top six, with Western Sydney Wanderers above them and occupying the last of the playoff spots. The Jets also have Wellington Phoenix and Central Coast Mariners breathing down their necks, with just two points between them. A defeat on Sunday would see them drop at least one position.

Despite Newcastle Jets poor form, they have been a difficult side to beat on home soil. They have gone unbeaten in their last five home games and have only lost two of their ten league games at the McDonald Jones Stadium this season. Only three of these have been victories though.

Central Coast Mariners looked set for another terrible season as they languished towards the bottom of the table. They remain in 9th position in the table, but recent signs suggest that they are improving significantly and they still have a chance of reaching the playoffs this season.

They are now five points clear of Adelaide United at the bottom of the table, and whilst they did lose 3-0 at home to Melbourne Victory last weekend, they have won three of their last four matches to take themselves to within five points of the playoffs.

Away from home they have struggled as they always do this season, winning twice, drawing three times, and losing five times. This is a much better showing than they managed last season though.

Newcastle Jets will be calling on star striker Andrew Nabbout here. The 24 year old has scored seven league goals this term and has netted five goals in his last five home appearances, accounting for 63% of The Jets’ goals during this period. He is facing a Central Coast Mariners defence who have kept just one clean sheet on the road this season and have shipped a total of 20 goals away from home, so backing him to score anytime at 5/4 looks the best choice here. I’m also going for a 2-2 correct score predictions at 11/1.

Head To Head

Newcastle Jets have won two and drawn four of their last six meetings with Central Coast Mariners.

Newcastle Jets VS Central Coast Mariners Stats

Andrew Nabbout has averaged 1 goal per game in his last five home appearances.

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