We take a look at Sunday afternoons (14/4/2019) A-League match which is between the Melbourne Victory and Central Coast Mariners. The Melbourne Victory go in as short priced favourites and they should be able to get the job done.
When: Sunday 14 April, 5:00pm
Where: AAMI Park
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
It’s fair to say the Victory have had an up and down weekend of fortune in the A-League.
A week after topping competition leaders Perth, they were brought back to earth with a dramatic defeat in the Big Blue where midfielder Terry Antonis appears to have been lost for the season with a severe knee injury.
Attention now turns to this clash with the Mariners which could see the Gosford side confirmed as wooden spooners.
The Mariners have not scored in their last two games and have a tough task ahead of them now.
Even if the Victory opt to rotate a few players out to keep them fresh for later, more competitive matches they should still be able to take care of business here.
Tip: Melbourne Victory at $1.30
Correct Score: Melbourne Victory 3-0 at $9.50
Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matthew ACTON (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Corey BROWN, 4.Keisuke HONDA, 5.Georg NIEDERMEIER, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Terry ANTONIS, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.James TROISI, 11.Ola TOIVONEN, 14.Thomas DENG, 15.Raul BAENA, 16.Josh HOPE, 17.James DONACHIE, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI, 24. Elvis KAMSOBA **two to be omitted**
Ins: 2.Storm ROUX, (promoted), 7.Kenny ATHIU (promoted), 15.Raul BAENA (return from injury), 20.Lawrence THOMAS (promoted)
Outs: 25.Anthony LESIOTIS, 30.Matthew SUTTON
Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 3.Jack CLISBY, 6. Tom HIARIEJ, 7. Andrew HOOLE, 8.Michael McGLINCHEY, 11.Connor PAIN, 18.Matt MILLAR, 12.Adam PEARCE (gk), 17.Peter KEKERIS, 19.Matt SIMON (c), 22.Jacob MELLING, 23.Mario SHABOW 25.Jordan MURRAY, 28.Sam GRAHAM, 29.Stephen MALLON, 68.Jem KARACAN **one to be omitted**
Ins: 17.Peter KEKERIS (promoted), 23.Mario SHABOW (promoted), 68.Jem KARACAN (return from suspension)
Outs: 13.Aiden O’NEILL (suspended – 1 week) & 15.Kye ROWLES (suspended – 1 week)
Unavailable: 10.Tommy OAR (knee injury) & 21.Corey GAMEIRO (knee injury)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change