Mariners face Roar challenge
In round 18 of the A-League, the league leaders Central Coast Mariners will face the defending champions Brisbane Roar.
The Mariners lead the Roar by eleven points and win here will extend that lead to fourteen points.
The first two matches between these two teams were at Suncorp Stadium and each team won once.
Now they meet at the Mariners home ground when the Mariners are unbeaten in their last six matches.
A win for the Roar will still leave them in third but will close the gap between them and the Wellington Phoenix.
A loss for the Roar could see them overtaken by Perth Glory who are only a point behind.
Here is some of the stats for the two teams so far this season:
|Central Coast Mariners||Brisbane Roar|
|Failed to score||4||4|
|Ave. goals scored||1.7||1.8|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.7||1.2|
|Biggest win||Adelaide Utd 0 - 4 Central Coast Mariners||Brisbane Roar 7 - 1 Adelaide Utd|
|Biggest loss||Brisbane Roar 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners|
Newcastle Jets 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners
|Sydney 2 - 0 Brisbane Roar|
Wellington Phoenix 2 - 0 Brisbane Roar
|Scored 3 or more||5||5|
|Conceded 3 or more||0||1|
|Scored 5 or more||0||1|
|Conceded 5 or more||0||0|
|Ave. goals scored||1.6||2.3|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.7||0.9|
|Ave. goals scored||1.8||1.2|
|Ave. goals conceded||0.8||1.4|