A-League In Focus – Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix Preview

When? Friday 23rd February, 08:50 (UK)

Where? Central Coast Mariners

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Central Coast Mariners & Wellington Phoenix - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=CMR2118

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: Central Coast Mariners W2, Wellington Phoenix W2, D1
A-League meetings: Central Coast Mariners W14, Wellington Phoenix W11, D7

CENTRAL COAST MARINERS

Predicted line-up: Kennedy; McGing, Golec, Baro, Roux; Hiariej, Brama; Pain, Hoole, De Silva; Powell

Unavailable: Rowles (Injured), J. Rose (Out of favour)

Doubtful:

WELLINGTON PHOENIX

Predicted line-up: Smith; Galloway, Fox, Durante, Doyle; Ridenton, Paracki, Singh; Krishna, Kaluderovic, Ljujic

Unavailable: Mullen (Injured), Parkhouse (Out of favour)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
We have a bottom of the table clash on our hands this weekend as the Central Coast Mariners play host to the Wellington Phoenix. Paul Okon’s men have not won any of their last 11 league outings and only goal difference is stopping them from being at the foot of the table. That is a mantle which is taken by the club from New Zealand’s capital who come into this game off the back of a morale boosting win over Perth Glory last weekend and you would consider them good value to get at least a point this weekend.

MEMORABLE MEETING
You must cast your mind back to the final day of 2015 for the last time that the Central Coast Mariners have got the better of Wellington Phoenix on home soil. The new year celebrations would start early at the Central Coast Stadium thanks to a 3-1 win for the Mariners, with goals from Fabio Ferreira, Mitch Austin and Michael Neill on the day making sure of a routine victory over the New Zealanders.