Central Coast Mariners v Western Sydney Wanderers: match preview
It's Monday night football in the Hyundai A-League with Central Coast Mariners hosting their final home match of the season against finals-chasing Western Sydney Wanderers.
The Mariners will be looking to build on their spirited 0-0 draw against neighbours Newcastle Jets on Friday night, which snapped the club's 11-game losing streak.
It was just the club's second clean sheet of the campaign and Alen Stajcic's side will be hoping for a repeat in this clash as they chase maximum points for the first time since January.
The Wanderers are playing their first match since the Hyundai A-League resumption and still have the Finals Series in their sights after a strong run of form under new boss Jean-Paul de Marigny.
The Red and Black have lost just one of their last seven matches since de Marigny took the reins, while they have won both previous clashes against the Mariners in 2019/20.
Monday, 27 July 2020
Kick-off: 7.30pm AEST
Venue: Central Coast Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports 507
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 2.Ian Zygmunt GORDON, 3.Jack CLISBY, 7.Milan ÐURIĆ, 8.Michael MCGLINCHEY, 10.Tommy OAR, 11.Daniel DESILVA, 12.Adam PEARCE (gk), 15.Kye ROWLES, 16.Dylan FOX, 17.Sam SILVERA, 18.Gianni STENSNESS, 19.Matt SIMON, 21.Ruon TONGYIK, 22.Jacob MELLING, 26.Joshua NISBET, 27.Lewis MILLER, 29.Jair BRITTO, 30.Dylan RUIZ-DIAZ, 44.Alou KUOL **2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 19. Matt SIMON (Return from INJURY), 21. Ruon TONGYIK (Return from Injury)
Unavailable: 9. Jordan MURRAY (Shoulder)
Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 4.Dylan MCGOWAN, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Matthew JURMAN, 7.Mitchell DUKE, 8.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 9.Nicolai MULLER, 10.Simon COX, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 13.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 16.Mathieu CORDIER, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 19.Pirmin SCHWEGLER, 22.Nicholas SULLIVAN, 27.KWAME YEBOAH, 28.Fabian MONGE, 33.Tate RUSSELL, 34.Patrick ZIEGLER, 35.MOHAMED ADAM, 40.Nicholas SUMAN (GK), 50.Tristan PRENDERGAST (GK). **2-4 to be omitted**
Unavailable: 1.Daniel LOPAR (returned home), 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (shoulder), 29.Daniel WILMERING (knee)
Did you know?
- Western Sydney Wanderers have won six of their last seven games against Central Coast Mariners, including both clashes this season.
- The Mariners have been kept goalless in five of their last eight Hyundai A-League games.
- Skippers Matt Simon (Mariners) and Mitch Duke (Wanderers) have both scored three goals in the 76th minute or later this season, more than any other players in the competition.