A-League In Focus – Central Coast Mariners vs Perth Glory Preview

When? Sunday 3rd December, 08:00 (UK)

Where? Central Coast Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 3

Are tickets still available?

Central Coast Mariners & Perth Glory - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=CMR0917

Head-to-head – last five meetings: Central Coast Mariners W2, Perth Glory W2, D1
Head-to-head – A-League meetings: Central Coast Mariners W20, Perth Glory W10, D8
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Central Coast Mariners W20, Perth Glory W10, D8

Central Coast Mariners have won 52.6% of all their previous encounters with Perth Glory. Of the 38 games played, the Mariners have scored a total of 62 goals to Perth’s 50.

Both teams come into this game off the back of away wins last week, with Central Coast getting the better of Wellington Phoenix while Perth Glory overcame Melbourne City.

Central Coast Mariners have scored 12 goals from their first eight A-League matches - an average of 1.5 goals per game.

There are no fewer than four players that share the mantle of the Mariners’ top goalscorer at present, with Andrew Hoole, Daniel De Silva, Wout Brama and Asdrubal having scored two goals each.

Central Coast Mariners have conceded 13 goals this season - an average of 1.63 goals against per game.

Central Coast Mariners average 2.38 yellow cards per A-League game and have already seen two players sent off this season.

Central Coast Mariners have the second worst home record in the A-League this season with only four points from four matches. They’ve also conceded eight goals in the process while scoring just five.

Perth Glory have the second worst defence in the A-League this season; they have conceded 15 goals - an average of 1.88 goals against per game.

Adam Taggart is the Perth Glory top goalscorer in the A-League this season; he has three goals to his name this season - a contribution of 27.2% in terms of total goals scored by Perth.

Last October saw the two sides go head-to-head in Perth and there was little to split them as they shared six goals in an entertaining 3-3 draw. What makes it more remarkable was the fact that Perth Glory were 3-0 up at one point only to be pegged back late on.