Mariners faces Glory test
Its towards the end of the season and every match is now crucial as the Perth Glory hosts the Central Coast Mariners in round 25 of the A-League.
The Glory lie fifth on the table now and with just two matches to go after this match, a win for the Glory will mean that the Mariners will have a very slim chance of reaching this year's finals.
The Glory have never been involved in the finals and they have a very good chance this season and a win here will almost assure their maiden finals appearance.
The Mariners lead the pack of teams just outside the finals places and a win for the Gosford based team is just as important and lose this match and the finals dream is nearly over.
Against the Glory the Mariners face a team that has lost just once at home this season whilst the Mariners have lost six on the road.
So here are some of the stats for the two teams so far this season.:
|Central Coast Mariners||Perth Glory|
|Failed to score||10||5|
|Ave. goals scored||1.2||1.4|
|Ave. goals conceded||1.0||1.3|
|Biggest win||Melbourne Victory 0 - 4 Central Coast Mariners|
NQ Fury 1 - 5 Central Coast Mariners
|Perth Glory 4 - 0 Newcastle Jets|
|Biggest loss||Central Coast Mariners 0 - 3 Melbourne Victory||Melbourne Victory 6 - 2 Perth Glory|
|Score 3 or more||4||3|
|Concede 3 or more||2||1|
|Ave. goals scored||0.9||1.6|
|Ave. goals conceded||1.1||0.6|
|Ave. goals scored||1.4||1.2|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.8||1.8|