Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City Tips, Odds and Teams – A-League 2016 Round 13

Saturday’s A-League 2016 Round 13 match is between Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne City. The opening kick off is set to commence at 19:07 local time with the game to be played at Central Coast Stadium. The away team Melbourne City is the short priced favourite for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne City.

Preview:

The New Year’s Eve game has become somewhat of a tradition and it’s great for fans to get out and celebrate with their team.

With the Mariners still struggling to score, they’ll need plenty of support to help their side out of their current predicament and up the ladder.

Without a win in four games, coaches can sometimes look to make drastic changes but with the Mariners, they’re limited because of a squad mixed with youth and experience but lacking of depth.

City will look to exploit the Mariners’ defensive frailties and after their incredible 3-3 draw with Perth, they’ll want to make sure they take all three points in Gosford.

City have had no problem scoring this season, but on occasions, they’ve shown weaknesses in defence and against the Glory, this was clear to see.

With Sydney (30 points) extending their lead at the top of the table, and both Roar (21 points) and Victory (23 points) looking to push away, City (19 points) can’t afford any more slip ups.

KEY BATTLE: Roy O’Donovan v Bruno Fornaroli

Fornaroli will be delighted he scored a brace but also frustrated he missed two penalties against Perth.

Despite their lack of scoring, O’Donovan has looked dangerous and scored four goals so far this season but in this match-up, it’s hard to see Bruno being outdone and the Uruguayan should add to his tally.

The Verdict

City have always bounced back from a disappointing result and this game will be no different.

 

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Unibet Odds:

Central Coast $6.50

Draw $4.60

Melbourne City $1.50

 

Tip: Melbourne City at $1.50

Value Bet: First Goal Scorer – B Fornaroli at $4.00

Correct Score: Melbourne City 2-1 at $6.50

 

Teams:

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 5.Harry ASCROFT, 6.Blake POWELL, 7.Fabio FERREIRA, 8.Nick MONTGOMERY (c), 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 13.Kwabena APPIAH, 14.Adam BERRY, 16.Liam ROSE, 17.Josh BINGHAM, 19.Jacques FATY, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 21.Michael NEILL, 22.Jake McGING, 25.Ryan PETERSON.

Melbourne City FC Squad: 1.Thomas SORENSEN (gk), 2.Manny MUSCAT, 3.Josh ROSE, 4.Connor CHAPMAN, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 8.Neil KILKENNY, 9.Nicolas COLAZO, 10.Anthony CACERES, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 12.Nick FITZGERALD, 14.Daniel ARZANI, 17.Tim CAHILL, 18.Paulo RETRE, 20.Dean BOUZANIS (gk), 21. Ruon TONGYIK, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI (c), 26.Luke BRATTAN, 34.Denis GENREAU.

 

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