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Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix Tips - Top of the table stalemate

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03 Apr 2024
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  • Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix tips
  • Both teams known for exceptional defence, setting stage for low-scoring contest.
  • Expect the match to likely end in a draw, continuing their recent trend.
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Central Coast Mariners, Wellington Phoenix
Tough top of the table clash awaits. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix Tips


The Mariners and Wellington are fighting for the minor premiership at the top of the A-League ladder with the New Zealanders leading by a single win with just 4 games left to play. Both teams have been exceptional defensively this season and that's the reason why they are clear favourites at the top. 
  • Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix Tips
  • Head to Head 
  • Central Coast Mariners Form & Team News
  • Wellington Phoenix Form & Team News
  • Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix Frequently Asked Questions

There will be nothing that splits them in the contest and we can certainly expect a match where both teams hold onto the ball and bog down their opponents and keep their defensive structure intact all match. 

The past couple of matches have ended in a draw between these two clubs and there is no reason to expect anything else in the match than a tight low-scoring contest. I am very surprised that Wellington are paying $5.00 as the biggest underdog of the round after they have shown time and time again that they can get a result. 

I am banking on a draw and will likely have a dabble on Wellington with a start come match day. I will also be throwing a couple of units at the under 2.5-goal game total with the two best defensive teams in the league going at it.

  • 3 of the past 6 games between the Central coast and Wellington have ended in a draw.
  • The previous 2 matches between the Central Coast and Wellington have had a game total of 2 goals or less.
  • The Central Coast average just 1.08 goals against this season, while Wellington averages an even 1 goal.

Head to Head 


Previous Results
6 Feb 24ACentral Coast Mariners0v0Wellington PhoenixH
24 Feb 23HCentral Coast Mariners1v1Wellington PhoenixA
22 Jan 23ACentral Coast Mariners1v2Wellington PhoenixH
16 Oct 22ACentral Coast Mariners2v2Wellington PhoenixH
17 Apr 22ACentral Coast Mariners4v0Wellington PhoenixH
5 Apr 22HCentral Coast Mariners5v0Wellington PhoenixA

Central Coast Mariners Form & Team News


The Central Coast could not get past their rivals Sydney FC in round 22 with the Sky Blues beating them for the second time this season and are the only team to beat them since round 4 this season.

The Mariners bounced back quickly from their loss though to get an important win against Melbourne City on Tuesday 2-1, when Max Balard scored in the 93rd minute of the game after Ángel Torres tied up the match 1-1 from the penalty spot after city took the lead in the 50th minute, 4 minutes prior to egualiser.

Wellington Phoenix Form & Team News


Wellington maintained their lead at the top of the A-League table with a 1-0 victory over the Brisbane Roar, with the second minute goals from Bozhidar Kraev the only difference in the match. The Phoenix did it the hard way though, losing Alex Rufer in the 81st minute to a straight red card and had to defend their way to victory and hold a clean sheet.

Wellington have been maintaining their lead on the ladder through their unbreakable defence and another clean sheet against Brisbane has them conceding just 23 goals in 22 rounds of football.

Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix Frequently Asked Questions

What time does Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix start?

Kickoff between Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix is at 5:50 PM AEDT, Saturday, April 6

What channel is Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix on?

You can watch Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix on Paramount+.

Verdict

This game will end in another draw between these two clubs with a game total of less than 3 goals.
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