On Saturday, December 17, Sydney FC and Central Coast Mariners will compete for three points in an Australian A-League matchday eight matches. The two groups are falling off differentiating 2-1 scorelines. Last Sunday, Central Coast lost to the Newcastle Jets at home. After James Cumming’s goal in the 53rd minute, Trent Buhagiar and Beka Mikeltadze scored to help the visitors win.
Sydney, on the other hand, came back to defeat Melbourne City 2-1 at home. Jamie Maclaren put the guests ahead from the spot in the 22nd moment, yet Joe Lolley balanced directly from the opening shot before Adam Le Fondre scored the victor simply past the hour mark.
With ten points from seven games, they moved up to fourth in the standings with the victory. Seven points have Central Coast placed eighth.
With their victory this past weekend, Sydney ended a run of two defeats before the 2022 FIFA World Cup break, improving their chances of making the playoffs. Throughout the season, Central Coast has been hot and cold, losing their last two league games.
In a high-scoring stalemate, both teams are likely to cancel each other out because they like to play on the front foot.
Prediction: Central Coast Mariners 2-2 Sydney FC
The two teams have fought 50 times before. Sydney has won 23 games, while the Mariners have won 15, and 12 games have resulted in a tie. In their most recent meeting in July, Sydney won 3-3 on penalties to advance in the Australian Cup. In the seven competitive games that Central Coast has played this season, both teams have scored in six of those games.
In their last eight meetings, neither team has won more than once, with two draws and three wins each. At least three goals have been scored in each of Sydney’s five away games this season across competitions.
Central Coast Mariners:
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