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

When? Thursday 16th November, 08:50 (UK)

Where? Central Coast Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 2

Are tickets still available?

Central Coast Mariners - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=MARINERS18

Adelaide United - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=CMR0717

STATS & FACTS
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Central Coast Mariners W2, Adelaide United W3
Head-to-head – A-League meetings: Central Coast Mariners W18, Adelaide United W14, D6
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Central Coast Mariners W18, Adelaide United W14, D6

There has not been a draw between these two sides in any of their last 21 meetings, with Central Coast Mariners having won 13 and Adelaide United eight. You must go back to August 2010 for the last time that these two sides played out a draw.

Central Coast have a record of W1, D1, L1 from their first three home games of the season while Adelaide United have the exact same record for their three away outings in the A-League.

Central Coast Mariners finally found their first win of the season last week after failing to win any of their first five (D3, L2).

The Mariners have scored seven league goals this season - an average of 1.16 per game, while conceding 10 at the other end - an average of 1.66 goals against per game.

Adelaide United have scored six goals in as many league matches this season while conceding nine at the other end - an average of 1.5 goals against per game.

Spanish forward Asdrubal is the only player to have scored more than one league goal for the Central Coast Mariners with six different players getting on the score sheet in these first half-dozen league matches.

Central Coast Mariners have been shown the most red cards in the A-League this season with two from their first six matches.

MEMORABLE MEETING
The last time these two sides met was in March of this year at the same venue and it was Adelaide that picked up all three points thanks to a 3-2 away win. Baba Diawara was the hero of the hour with his brace helping the visitors to a well-earned victory.