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Western United vs Central Coast Mariners Predictions & Tips - Berisha to score in the A-League

  • Western United vs Central Coast Mariners predictions for Saturday’s match
  • The game is being played at 8.05am BST at UTAS Stadium in Tasmania
  • I’m tipping BTTS and a draw, with value on Besart Berisha to score
  • Western’s Besart Berisha has scored 7 goals in his last 10 A-League matches
  • Full match preview & predictions
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Western United's Besart Berisha has scored seven goals in his last 10 matches (Getty Images)
Athos Sirianos 16 Apr 2021
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Western United vs Central Coast Mariners Predictions 


These sides will meet in neutral territory with the game being played in Tasmania. Besart Berisha has an impressive record against the Mariners, who are unbeaten in their last three matches.

I’m backing BTTS and a draw with Berisha to score.

  • Western United have seen BTTS in 3 of their last 4 matches (A-League).
  • Western United’s Besart Berisha has scored 5 goals in his last 3 matches against Central Coast (A-League).
  • Central Coast are unbeaten in 6 of their last 7 matches (A-League).
  • Central Coast have drawn 3 of their last 5 matches (A-League).
  • Central Coast have seen BTTS in 4 of their last 5 matches (A-League).


Head to Head


The head-to-head sits at two wins each with no draws in four meetings. 

Central Coast staged a late comeback to steal a 3-2 win in the last meeting between the two sides. Striker Alou Kuol scored a four-minute brace to edge his side over the line.

Western United Form


After a disappointing run of results, Western United managed to bounce back in the league. 

A 2-1 win against local rivals Melbourne City got the ball rolling. Strikers Besart Berisha and Lachie Wales scored in their side’s first-ever win over City. 

They then backed it up with a 1-0 win away to Newcastle with Wales scoring the decisive goal. 

This run would come to an end in a dramatic 3-2 loss to Wellington. Berisha converted a penalty while Spanish recruit Iker Guarrotxena scored his second goal of the season.

Western United Injuries & Team News


Midfielder Seb Pasquali made a successful return from a hip injury last week. 

Right-back Josh Risdon is still out with a fractured tibia.

Central Coast Mariners Form


Central Coast remain atop of the table though only just. 

They were forced to share the points with bottom placed Melbourne Victory in a 1-1 draw, with midfielder Marco Urena scoring. 

A 2-1 win over Adelaide United followed. Midfielder Oliver Bozanic and striker Alou Kuol scored midway through the second half after the Reds opened the scoring. 

The Mariners were unable to carry this momentum as they were held to a 2-2 draw with Western Sydney. Captain Matt Simon opened the scoring before Bozanic scored in the 83rd minute to rescue a point. 

Central Coast Mariners Injuries & Team News


The Mariners will come into this affair injury free.

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Verdict

Both sides are in good form and have had no issues scoring in recent weeks. 

Besart Berisha’s record against the Mariners is also difficult to ignore. I’m tipping BTTS and a draw with Berisha to score.

Best Bets: BTTS Yes BTTS @-175.44 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best Bets: Besart Berisha Anytime Goalscorer @-105.26 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @260.00 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units
First Goalscorer: Besart Berisha First Goalscorer @350.00 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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