Market: Over three goals
Odds: 4/5 @ Bet 365
In the final matchup of this year’s A-League campaign, Melbourne City will welcome Central Coast to AAMI Park on Friday morning.
Starting with the hosts, coming off the back of shipping three away at Wellington last weekend, Melbourne City have just about crawled over the finish line. While the Sky Blues may have secured their spot in the playoffs, Warren Joyce’s side have remarkably recorded just two victories in their last 11 A-League matchups, a run that stems back to the middle of January. While Melbourne may have had their consistency questioned at the back end of the campaign, Friday’s hosts do hold a very commanding record at AAMI Park. City are unbeaten in their last 11 encounters on home soil. It is also worth noting that Melbourne’s last five matches at AAMI Park have seen a staggering 20 goals scored.
As for the visitors, while Central Coast may have already secured their spot at the foot of the A-League table, caretaker boss Alen Stajcic will be desperate for the Mariners to end their season on a high. Coming off the back of an impressive 3-1 win over Western Sydney last time out, a result that ended their three-match losing run, their major struggles this year has come down to their form on the road. Central Coast have lost 10 of their last 12 matches outside of Gosford and have conceded two or more goals in each of those defeats. With 12 of the previous 15 matchups between the two sides seeing three or more goals at full-time, we’re backing a similar result on Friday morning.
Bet: Over 3 goals at Melbourne City vs Central Coast Mariners 4/5 for Friday’s A-League contest @ Bet 365
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