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Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: Unfair battle

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: Unfair battle

The home team does not have any chance to gain points from Melbourne Victory, one of the best teams in the A-League this season.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory match information

Time: 15:00 (GMT+8) on January 12th

Venue: Central Coast Stadium

‎‎Competition: 2019/20 A-League

Losing Wellington Phoenix in the latest match, Central Coast Mariners continued sinking at the bottom of the A-League table. Currently, they have 10 points, just 1-point higher than that of Newcastle Jets.

Moreover, Central Coast Mariners gained only one victory in the 5 latest matches, losing four of them. The team manager Alen Stajcic admitted that he could not find any possible methods to help the team escape from the current situation.

Since taking the charge, he has won just 3 games while losing 7 ones. Meanwhile, in terms of Melbourne Victory, they are proving their strength by standing in the second position of the league after ending the first-leg.

Despite conceding 22 goals, which was more than most clubs, Melbourne Victory managed to stay at the top of the table by scoring 27 times. Consequently, they are aiming for taking one of the top places in the A-League table, helping them advance to the final series to decide who will be the champion.

Compared to other teams, Melbourne Victory has the advantage to hire many good-qualify European players. One of them is Ola Toivonen, who plays a vital role in the squads, and he can show a great performance as he did in previous matches to help his team gain a victory.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory possible lineups:

Central Coast Mariners: Mark Birighitti, Ziggy Gordon, Jack Clisby, Kim Eun Sun, Giancarlo Gallifuoco, Milan Duric, Michael McGlinchey, Dylan Fox, Jordan Murray, Tommy Oar, Matt Simon.

Melbourne Victory: Matt Acton, Storm Roux, Corey Brown, James Donachie, Tim Hoogland, Leigh Broxham, Jakob Poulsen, Kenny Athiu, Andrew Nabbout, Robbie Kruse, Ola Toivonen.

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory score predictions: 0-2