The Championship title is a race of four, with last year's grand finalists and the Premiers and Victory vying for a GF spot. Here are the pertinent Semi Final stats.
The Championship is a race of four, with last year's grand finalists and the Premiers and Victory vying for a Grand Final spot. Here are the pertinent Semi Final stats for this weekend's huge matchups.
Hyundai A-League 2014 Semi Final 2 Western Sydney Wanderers v Central Coast Mariners Saturday 26 April 2014 Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta Kick-off 6.30pm (AEST)
Western Sydney Wanderers have failed to score in two of their three previous home clashes with Central Coast Mariners, though they-ve also kept two clean sheets in that time (W1 D1 L1).
Wanderers have picked up just one win from their last five on home soil in league competition, drawing three (L1).
Ante Covic has kept a league-high nine clean sheets this campaign. Wanderers have also kept a league-high 10 clean sheets.
Tomi Juric has scored two goals in his last three appearances against Central Coast Mariners.
Central Coast Mariners have won five of their last six fixtures, losing the other. Indeed, they-ve kept a clean sheet in their last two.
Central Coast Mariners have yet to be shown a red card this season; a joint-league-low with Western Sydney Wanderers.
Kim Seung-Yong and Anthony Caceres have both scored two goals from just three shots on target this season.
Bernie Ibini-Isei has scored six goals from just 11 shots on target for Central Coast Mariners and is the club-s top scorer this season.
Hyundai A-League 2014 Semi Final 1 Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Sunday 27 April 2014 Kick-off 5.00pm (AEST)
Brisbane Roar have lost only once in their last 11 A-League matches against Melbourne Victory, winning six and drawing four.
Thomas Broich has provided 10 assists in the A-League this season; more than any other player. Indeed, Broich has also created a league-high 86 chances for his teammates this season.
Brisbane-s Matt Smith has completed 1465 passes so far this season; more than any other A-League player.
Melbourne Victory have gone six games without a win at Brisbane Roar in league competition, losing five (D1). Indeed, the Dark Blues- last league win at the Suncorp Stadium came back in November 2009 (1-0).
Melbourne Victory skipper Mark Milligan has netted four times in his last four appearances in all competitions.
Victory have kept just five shutouts in the A-League (inc. play-offs) this term; a joint-league-low alongside Sydney FC, Melbourne Heart, and Wellington Phoenix.
Victory haven-t scored more than a single goal in each of their last six A-League clashes with Brisbane, failing to score in three (W1 D2 L3).
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