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

When? Saturday 10th March, 11:00 (UK)

Where? nib Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 2

Are tickets still available?

Perth Glory & Central Coast Mariners -

http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/event/13005308715D0D06

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: Perth Glory W1, Central Coast Mariners W3, D1
A-League meetings: Perth Glory W10, Central Coast Mariners W21, D8

PERTH GLORY

Predicted line-up: Feely; Neville, Grant, Djulbic, Mills; Chianese, Kilkenny, Xavi Torres, Italiano; Keogh, Taggart

Unavailable: Reddy (Suspended)

Doubtful: Diego Castro (Injured)

CENTRAL COAST MARINERS

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

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

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
If either Perth Glory or the Central Coast Mariners are to make the end of season finals series then they are going to have their work cut out between now and the end of the campaign. That’s because they find themselves 8th and 9th in the A-League table respectively at present.

Only a top six finish will be good enough and both clubs know they need to start getting some wins on the board in the few fixtures that remain. They have each have picked up four points from their last two matches and with their proximity in the league ladder they may well cancel each other out on Saturday.

MEMORABLE MEETING
October 2016 saw the two sides play out a very entertaining 3-3 draw at the nib Stadium. It looked as if the Glory would earn maximum points after racing into a 3-0 first half lead, but they were eventually pegged back by the Central Coast Mariners after the restart. A trio of second half strikes, two coming from striker Roy O’Donovan, meant that the spoils ended up being shared as the two sides earned a point apiece.