A-League In Focus – Adelaide United vs Central Coast Mariners Preview

When? Tuesday 26th December, 08:50 (UK)

Where? Coopers Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Adelaide United & Central Coast Mariners - https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=AUFC1218

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Adelaide United W3, Central Coast Mariners W2
A-League meetings: Adelaide United W15, Central Coast Mariners W18, D6
All-time meetings: Adelaide United W15, Central Coast Mariners W18, D6

ADELAIDE UNITED

Predicted line-up: Izzo; Strain, Elsey, Gulum, Garuccio; Adlung, Isaias; Mileusnic, N. Konstandopoulos, Kitto; Diawara

Unavailable: Elrich (Injured), Absalonsen (Injured)

Doubtful:

CENTRAL COAST MARINERS

Predicted line-up: Kennedy; Roux, Baro, Golec, J. Rose; Hiariej, L. Rose; Hoole, De Silva, Pain; Asdrubal

Unavailable: Glover (Injured), Brama (Suspended), McGing (Suspended)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Both teams are in need of a win to really kick start their seasons as neither have been able to string a run of results together. Team news favours the hosts but their home form has not been great. Matches between the two have seen plenty of goals so expect over 2.5 for a 10th consecutive meeting.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The last time that Central Coast won in Adelaide was back in November 2016. The Mariners would have to come from behind after a first half strike from Adelaide’s Sergi Guardiola but then two early second half Central Coast goals would see them go on to earn all three points.