A-League In Focus – Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City Preview

When? Sunday 14th August, 06:00 (UK)

Where? Central Coast Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 3

Are tickets still available?

Central Coast Mariners & Melbourne City - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=CMR1618

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Melbourne Victory W4, D1
A-League meetings: Central Coast Mariners W10, Melbourne Victory W7, D5
All-time meetings: Central Coast Mariners W10, Melbourne Victory W7, D5

CENTRAL COAST MARINERS

Predicted line-up: Kennedy; McGing, Baro, Golec, Roux; Hiariej, Melling; Appiah-Kubi, Powell, Wales; Asdrubal

Unavailable: Glover (International duty), De Silva (International duty), Buhagiar (International duty), J. Rose (Suspended), Hoole (Suspended), Pain (Injured), Brama (Injured)

Doubtful:

MELBOURNE CITY

Predicted line-up: Bouzanis; Delbridge, Schenkeveld, Jakobsen; Atkinson, Malik, Brattan, Jamieson; Arzani, McCormack, Vidosic

Unavailable: Fornaroli (Injured), Mauk (International duty), Kamau (International duty), Tongyik (International duty), Carrusca (Rested)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Central Coast Mariners have struggled for goals this season as they are the A-League’s lowest scorers and none of their players have managed to score more than two goals. They will hope that there is an upturn of attacking fortunes now that we have entered 2018. This weekend sees them play host to a Melbourne City side who have won their last two outings and there is every chance that they could go on to make it three wins in a row.

MEMORABLE MEETING
December 2015 saw Central Coast Mariners dealt a crushing defeat on home soil by Melbourne City. It was a five-star performance for the visitors who made light work of their opposition. Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy scored the last goal of the game but it was Harry Novillo who earned the most plaudits after bagging a brace which would put his side well on the way to victory.