How many wins do Central Coast Mariners have against Wellington Phoenix?
Central Coast Mariners have managed only 15 victories against Wellington Phoenix and will look to cut the deficit this weekend. The previous meeting between the two teams in March last year ended in a 3-1 victory for Wellington Phoenix.
What is the history of the Wellinton Phoenix vs Wellington Phoenix match-up?
Wellington Phoenix have been the dominant force in the recent history of this head to head match-up. Both teams to score option landed in 6 of the past 8 h2h meetings. Their most recent clash at this venue ended up in a 2-1 win for Wellington Phoenix. Wellinton Phoenix have been enjoying a strong spell of form at home lately.
Are Central Coast Mariners at their best this season?
Central Coast Mariners are in eighth place in the A-League standings and have not been at their best this season. The Mariners held Western Sydney Wanderers to a 2-2 draw in their previous game and will need to take it up a notch in this match.
What will be the Central Coast Mariners XI for the a-league?
Central Coast Mariners Predicted XI (4-4-2): Mark Birighitti; Jack Clisby, Kye Rowles, Ruon Tongyik, Stefan Nigro; Daniel Bouman, Gianni Stensness, Oliver Bozanic, Daniel De Silva; Alou Kuol, Marco Urena Central Coast Mariners have been exceptional in the A-League this season and will want to extend their purple patch by a few more weeks.
Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners Head-to-Head
Wellington Phoenix have a good record against Central Coast Mariners and have won 18 matches out of a total of 40 games played between the two sides. Central Coast Mariners have managed 15 victories against Wellington Phoenix and can trouble their opponents in this game.
Reno Piscopo has resumed training after recovering from a calf injury but is unlikely to be risked in this game. The New Zealand side has not been at its best and will have to field a strong team in this match.
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners have a fully-fit squad going into this game and will want to make the most of their excellent form this season. The Mariners are unlikely to make drastic changes to their line-up this week.
Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners Predicted XI
Wellington Phoenix Predicted XI (4-4-2): Stefan Marinovic; James McGarry, Joshua Laws, Luke DeVere, Tim Payne; Clayton Lewis, Cameron Devlin, Alex Rufer, Ulises Davila; Tomer Hemed, David Ball
Wellington Phoenix vs Central Coast Mariners Prediction
Central Coast Mariners have been exceptional in the A-League this season and will want to extend their purple patch by a few more weeks. The Mariners do have a few defensive issues to address and will need to be at their best this weekend.
Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix Head-to-Head
Wellington Phoenix have a good record against Central Coast Mariners and have won 19 out of 42 matches played between the two teams. Central Coast Mariners have managed 16 victories against Wellington Phoenix and can trouble opponents on Monday.
Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners also have no fitness issues at the moment and will need to field their strongest team this weekend. Mark Birighitti served his suspension last week and will be available for selection.
Louis Fenton and Sam Sutton have made progress with their recoveries and will be included in the squad against Central Coast Mariners. The away side also has a fully-fit squad at its disposal and will want to win this game.
Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix Predicted XI
Central Coast Mariners Predicted XI (4-4-2): Mark Birighitti; Jacob Farrell, Kye Rowles, Lewis Miller, Storm Roux; Max Balard, Oliver Bozanic, Beni N’Kololo, Josh Nisbet; Marco Urena, Matt Simon
Central Coast Mariners vs Wellington Phoenix Prediction
Central Coast Mariners have blown hot and cold so far this season and will need to find some consistency in the coming weeks. The Mariners have bounced back with consecutive victories in the A-League and will look to sustain their resurgence on Monday.
Is Marco Urena still in quarantine?
Marco Urena has completed his quarantine period and will be available for selection in this game. Central Coast Mariners have a fully-fit squad and will be confident ahead of this match.
Is Reno Piscopo out of Wellington Phoenix?
Reno Piscopo picked up a calf injury earlier this month and has been ruled out of Wellington Phoenix’s game this weekend. Alex Rufer served his suspension against Macarthur FC last weekend and will be available for selection in this game.