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Macarthur vs Central Coast Mariners Predictions & Tips - Macarthur tipped to win again

  • Macarthur vs Central Coast Mariners predictions for Saturday’s A-League match
  • Match is being played at 5.05am GMT at Campbelltown Stadium
  • Macarthur won their inaugural A-League match last week
  • I’m backing Macathur to win for the second straight week
  • Full match preview and predictions
Macarthur to win two straight
Macarthur will be looking for consecutive wins when they host the Central Coast Mariners. (Getty Images)

Macarthur vs Central Coast Mariners Predictions


Macarthur showed no teething issues in their first-ever match in the A-League. With the amount of quality they possess, I’m backing the Bulls to beat last season’s wooden spoon recipients.

  • This is the first time these two sides will meet (A-League).
  • Central Coast have lost 11 of their last 15 matches (A-League).
  • Central Coast have lost 10 of their last 11 away matches (A-League).

Head to Head


This will be the first-ever meeting between the two sides.

Macarthur Form


Macarthur kicked off their inaugural season with a historic win away to the Western Sydney Wanderers. 
The Bulls were rewarded for their persistence up front when Spanish midfielder Benat Extebarria's set piece deflected off captain Mark Milligan and into the back of the net.

As prolific as Macarthur looked up front in their first game, they had goalkeeper Adam Federici to thank for the three points. 

The former Reading custodian made several match-saving blocks to deny the Wanderers and wrap up a historic three points for Macarthur.

Macarthur Injuries & Team News


Both former Athletic Bilbao midfielders – Extebarria and Markel Susaeta – came off the bench. Given the short turnaround between games, both are in contention to make their first respective starts. 

Macarthur come in fully fit for the second straight week.

Central Coast Mariners Form


The Mariners put a tumultuous off-season behind them to record a 1-0 win against the Newcastle Jets in the F3 Derby. 

The deadlock was broken in the 42nd minute when young striker Alou Kuol pounced on a napping Jets defence from a set piece to head home his debut goal. 

While the win will no doubt be a morale booster for the Mariners, their form away from home is still a concern. They have failed to score in three of their last five away matches.

Central Coast Mariners Injuries & Team News


The Mariners came away unscathed from their derby win but will still be without several of their new signings. 

Serbian midfielder Stefan Jankovic, Costa Rican international Marcos Urena and Polish winger Michal Janota are all still in quarantine.

Macarthur vs Central Coast Mariners Tips

What is the Macarthur vs Central Coast Mariners best bet?

Central Coast have lost 11 of their last 15 and Macarthur are coming off a historic opening round win. The best bet is for Macarthur to win.

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Verdict

Macarthur looked impressive in their first match and host a Mariners outfit who have struggled away from home. I'm tipping another Macarthur win.

Best Bet: Macarthur Win Full Time Result @-166.67 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: BTTS No BTTS @100.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Macarthur 2-0 Win Correct Score @700.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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