Hyundai A-League stats preview: Jets v Mariners

Newcastle Jets will be looking to consolidate second spot on the Hyundai A-League table when they host arch-rivals Central Coast Mariners on Tuesday night. 

The Jets thumped the Mariners 5-1 in the season's opening F3 Derby in Round  1, with Roy O'Donovan netting a first-half hat-trick.

Central Coast will be desperate to atone for that performance and could - momentarily at least - jump into the Hyundai A-League top six with a win. 

Recent history suggests this clash is likely to end in a draw, with the last six games between the teams at McDonald Jones Stadium ending all square.

Check out some of the other key stats and facts ahead of this F3 Derby. 

Opta Widget: NEWvCCM

  • Only one of the last nine games between these teams has been won by the home team on the day (D5, L3).
  • Newcastle Jets will be searching for a third consecutive win at McDonald Jones Stadium under the same manager for the first time since a trio of 3-2 wins under Branko Culina in 2009/10.
  • The Mariners have won only three of their last 24 games played on a weekday (D3, L18), though none of those wins came when playing away from home.
  • Newcastle Jets have made 1,015 passes into the final third this campaign, the only team to have broken into four digits in the category.
  • The Mariners have made 6,604 passes so far this campaign, the second-most of any team behind Sydney FC (6,709) and 1,404 more than the Jets.
  • Nikolai Topor-Stanley is the only player to have played every of the Jets’ 1,260 minutes this season.
  • Andrew Hoole has made 84 crosses this season, the third-most of any player behind Leroy George (140) and Dimitri Petratos (122).