CCM vs MLV Dream11: Current A-League leaders Central Coast Mariners are starting to look over their shoulders now after two matches without a win, with a 2-0 loss at in-form Melbourne City on Monday leaving them just three points clear of Western Sydney Wanderers in second place ahead of this weekend’s games. Luckily for the hosts, visiting Melbourne Victory are in pretty dire form right now with an extensive four-match losing streak in the league by an aggregate of five goals to 17 conceded. Victory have not won a match away from home all season so far and, although Central Coast Mariners have struggled a little more lately, this looks set to be a fifth straight defeat.
Date: 27 March, Saturday
Time: 1:35 PM (IST)
Venue: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
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Central Coast Mariners – L-D-W-W-L
Melbourne Victory – L-L-L-L-W
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
CCM Wins- 02
MLV Wins– 03
Central Coast Mariners News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Gianni Stensness has been named in the Mariners’ squad for this game, which is likely to mean that they have a full squad for this match.
Expected changes and Strategy: Experienced forward Matt Simon will lead the line for the Mariners, having recorded six goals and two assists in his last eight A-League games.
Central Coast Mariners Starting XI (Likely)
Daniel De Silva
Melbourne Victory News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Victory striker Rudy Gestede remains on the sidelines with a knee injury. Meanwhile, Marco Rojas is also injured.
Expected changes and Strategy: In some good news, Victory will welcome Leigh Broxham back from suspension. Meanwhile, Ryan Shotton and Dylan Ryan have been named in the squad after recovering from injuries.
Melbourne Victory Starting XI (Likely)
CCM vs MLV Dream11 Fantasy Football Tips
Matt Simon: Simon has 6 goals and a total of 21 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 34.38%. He had a total of 12 big chances. He has a total of 2 assists, 7 key passes and he created a total of 11 chances.
Jake Brimmer: Brimmer has 4 goals and a total of 18 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 29.86%. He had a total of 9 big chances. He has a total of 2 assists, 8 key passes and he created a total of 11 chances.
X-factors, differential picks
Daniel De Silva: De Silva has 3 goals and a total of 12 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 30.12%. He had a total of 7 big chances. He has a total of 3 assists, 8 key passes (these are passes leading to a shot on goal) and he created a total of 12 chances.
Defenders: Clisby, Tongyik, Traore
Midfielders: De Silva, Bozanic, Brimmer, Butterfield McManaman
Attackers: Kruse, Simon
Despite their dip in form, we fancy Central Coast Mariners to return to winning ways on Saturday against a Melbourne City side devoid of any confidence. With their spot at the top of the table looking more precarious than ever, they should battle hard for a crucial win, and we see them securing that victory. In our CCM vs MLV Today Match Prediction odds, we back for a 2-0 win for the home side in this match.