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

When? Saturday 25th November, 06:35 (UK)

Where? Westpac Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 2

Are tickets still available?

Wellington Phoenix & Central Coast Mariners - http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/Show.aspx?sh=PHOENIXD18

Head-to-head – last five meetings: Wellington Phoenix W3, Central Coast Mariners W2
Head-to-head – A-League meetings: Wellington Phoenix W3, Central Coast Mariners W2
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Wellington Phoenix W11, Central Coast Mariners W13, D6

Wellington Phoenix have won their last three A-League meetings against the Central Coast Mariners.

Of all the A-League games played between the two sides, Central Coast Mariners have the advantage in terms of total goals scored (38 vs 30).

The Phoenix did not play last week as their fixture with Western Sydney Wanderers being postponed due to international call ups.

Wellington Phoenix have the worst defensive record in the A-League at present, with the New Zealand outfit conceding 13 goals from their first six games - an average of 2.16 goals against per game.

As bad as they have been at the back, they have the joint second best attacking record in the league this season with 11 goals to their name - an average of 1.83 goals per game.

Andrija Kaluderovic is the league’s second top scorer at present with five goals from six matches. The Serbian international has contributed to 45% of the Phoenix’s A-League goals this season.

Wellington have not picked up a single point on Australian soil this season with three defeats from three away fixtures, conceding seven goals in the process.

Central Coast Mariners are still looking for their first win on the road this season, with their three away fixtures seeing them earn two points after draws against Western Sydney and Brisbane.

Central Coast Mariners have scored eight goals from their first seven fixtures - an average of 1.14 goals per game.

They have conceded 12 goals from the first seven matches - an average of 1.71 goals against per game.

Spanish forward Asdrubal and Dutch midfielder Wout Brama are the only players to have scored more than once for Central Coast in the A-League this season.

December 2016 saw the two sides face off in Wellington and it would be the home side who would have the day to remember after coming out on top thanks to a comfortable 3-0 win.