Central Coast Mariners vs Perth Glory
Australia- 2016/17 Hyundai A-League Season
Date: Thursday 24 November, 2016
Kick-Off: 7:20pm AEDT/ 8:50am UK
Venue: Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast
The opening round of round 8 will begin on a Thursday night on the 24th of November with Central Coast Mariners hosting Perth Glory.
Central Coast currently sit in ninth spot on 6 points while Perth Glory sit in fourth place with 11 points.
The Mariners last round played out a 1-1 draw with Newcastle Jets. Meanwhile, the Glory had a 3-1 victory over Adelaide United in their last game.
Central Coast Mariners vs Perth Glory: Head-to-Head Statistics
The head-to-head statistics shows Central Coast are leading with 16 wins compared to Perth Glory’s 9.
There had also been 6 draws in which one came when these two sides last met in the opening round of this season. Perth Glory had a 3-0 lead but later squandered it to end up drawing 3-3 in that game.
The last 5 matches played at Central Coast Stadium between each-other has seen 3 wins to Central Coast, 1 win to Perth and a draw.
Central Coast Mariners vs Perth Glory: Predictions
Both teams will have plenty to play for in this fixture as 3 points for either team will be valuable. Perth have a terrible record at Central Coast Stadium with 2 wins in 15 matches including 11 losses and have not played here since round 1 of last season where they lost 3-2.
Central Coast were good in their 1-1 draw last game but they will be looking to improve yet again and get a win here. Defence will be the key in this game as both teams have leaked goals. The team that can withstand pressure better in defence will determine the result of this game. If Perth are looking to finish in the top 4 then a win here is essential.
A home win from Central Coast has not happened since New Year’s Eve last year which is 7 games but if they are serious about making finals, this is a game they must win.
It is a difficult game to call with Central Coast’s inconsistent start and Perth’s record at this stadium. Expect this match to be close and end in a draw.
Central Coast Mariners vs Perth Glory: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Draw at 7/2 (3.50).