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

When? Saturday 6th January, 06:35 (UK)

Where? GMHBA Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport ESPN

Are tickets still available?

Melbourne Victory & Central Coast Mariners - http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/promo/xsdxke

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: Melbourne Victory W19, Central Coast Mariners W9, D10
All-time meetings: Melbourne Victory W19, Central Coast Mariners W9, D10

MELBOURNE VICTORY

Predicted line-up: Thomas; Geria, Djulbic, Milligan, Nigro; Valeri, Sanchez; Barbarouses, Troisi, George; Berisha

Unavailable: Donachie (Injured), Austin (Injured), Deng (International duty), Williams (Suspended)

Doubtful:

CENTRAL COAST MARINERS

Predicted line-up: Kennedy; McGing, Baro, Golec, J. Rose; Hiariej, Brama; Hoole, Powell, Pain; Asdrubal

Unavailable: Glover (International duty), De Silva (International duty), Buhagiar (International duty)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Central Coast Mariners have failed to score in their last four games and eight of their last ten league matches have seen fewer than three goals. This one is likely to be low on goals too as Melbourne Victory have averaged one per game at home so far this season.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Melbourne Victory certainly lived up to their name back in December 2016 when they made easy work of the travelling Central Coast Mariners. This particular clash would see the Melbourne based outfit stroll to a 4-1 win with Marco Rojas bagging a brace that afternoon.