HAL round 15: Mariners vs Gold Coast
A point separates the Central Coast Mariners and Gold Coast United as the two teams meet in round 15 of the A-League.
All that will change if one of the two teams wins this fixture.
A win for the Mariners will see them four points ahead of the Gold Coast and four points behind second placed Adelaide.
A win for the visitors will see them jump their rivals on the table and create a two point lead whilst being behind Adelaide by five points.
Adelaide meets the Gold Coast next in round 16.
There is a four point cushion between fourth and fifth and therefore a loss for either team means fourth is the lowest position that they will have.
So here is some of the stats for the two teams:
|Category||Central Coast Mariners||Gold Coast|
|Failed to score||3||5|
|Ave. goals scored||1.5||1.2|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.8||0.6|
|Biggest win||Central Coast Mariners 5 - 0 Perth Glory||Gold Coast 3 - 1 Wellington Phoenix|
Gold Coast 3 - 1 Sydney
|Biggest loss||Wellington Phoenix 2 - 0 Central Coast Mariners|
Brisbane Roar 2 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
|Gold Coast 0 - 1 Melb Victory|
|Scored 3 or more||3||3|
|Conceded 3 or more||0||1|
|Scored 5 or more||1||0|
|Conceded 5 or more||0||0|
|Ave. goals scored||2.4||1.0|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.6||0.4|
|Ave. goals scored||1.0||1.3|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.9||0.8|