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Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners predictions for Sunday’s A-League fixture at McDonald Jones Stadium. Which side ends their poor form and picks up the win in the F3 derby? Read on for our free A-League predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 6/4

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Newcastle Jets 1-0 @ 17/2

Reason For Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners Predictions

  • Newcastle Jets are on an awful run of form, losing seven of their last nine and only picking up two points from a possible 27.
  • Central Coast have fared a little better, also losing seven of their last nine but winning their other two games to claim six points from their last nine games.
  • These two sides have the worst attacks in the league, both averaging less than a goal a game. Newcastle have scored 13 goals in 15 games with Central Coast only scoring 14.
  • Their defences aren’t any better with Newcastle conceding 31 goals so far this season whilst Central Coast have conceded 28, the two highest totals in the league.

Can Newcastle Jets finally find a win?

Newcastle Jets fans have been waiting a long time for a win, with their last coming at the end of November with a 2-0 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers. Since then they’ve lost seven games and gained only two points as they find themselves rooted to the foot of the A-League table, having only accumulated 10 points this season.

Goals have been hard to come by for The Jets this season and they’ve only scored 13 in their 15 games this season. They have their new coach in place now however as well as the return of Roy O’Donovan to the club following his move from Brisbane Roar. Those two being in place will be big boosts and The Jets know a win of two goals or more will be enough to see them move off bottom spot above their opponents this weekend.

Will Central Coast condemn The Jets and move into playoff reckoning?

The Mariners haven’t had much to cheer this season, winning just four games all season whilst picking up 10 losses along the way. They’ve won two in their last nine to give them a three point lead over Newcastle at the foot of the table and with some of the other sides in the A-League underperforming there is still a small chance that Central Coast could have a late charge into the top six.

A win in this game is imperative though with three points meaning there would be an even bigger gap between themselves and Newcastle at the foot of the table. They’ve only managed to scored 14 goals this season, less than one a game on average, but conceded 28, a shade under two per game making this game the most likely to pick up a result and put some distance between them and the wooden spoon.

Who comes out on top and rules the F3 derby?

The final game of derby weekend in the A-League should be one of the most interesting with both sides capable of winning or capitulating in equal measure. What does look a little more assured is a lack of goals however with the two sides average just 0.9 goals between them all season and we’re backing the game to see under 2.5 goals.

The match looks as though it could be a really tight one with neither team having much of an edge over the other. The appointment of Carl Robinson as head coach and the return of Roy O’Donovan to the side should be big boosts for Newcastle Jets however and we’re backing them to pick up a vital, but slender, 1-0 win.

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