Preview: Gold Coast United vs Central Coast Mariners

FREE TICKETS TO ALL GOLD COAST FANS who want to see two of the league's best sides in action!

Gold Coast United v Central Coast Mariners Sunday 19th December 4:00pm

It-s a massive six-pointer at Skilled Park and TICKETS ARE ABSOLUTELY FREE! It-s the offer of the season. Why be anywhere else?

Gold Coast United are absolutely on fire at the moment, so what better reason do you need to head along to the crucial game against ladder rivals Central Coast Mariners than FREE ADMISSION? That-s right, as a tribute to Frank Lowy-s bid to bring the FIFA World Cup to Australia, United are literally giving away tickets, meaning it-s set to be the best ever atmosphere at Skilled Park.

With 10,000 free tickets already snapped up by excited locals, the crowd promises to be massive. So score yourself some tickets today and be part of this unique experience. The chance to be a part of live, top-notch Hyundai A-League action for free? You can-t ask for more than that from your Sunday afternoon

What a game it is going to be too! Miron Bleiberg will be looking for his depleted side to really push on in the second half of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season, starting with Sunday-s crucial clash.

After just missing out on the top two places last season and then having suffered Grand Finals heartbreak, United are determined to go that extra mile this season, and, as they look to close the gap on Adelaide in second place, they can do themselves a huge favour this weekend by taking one of their other main rivals out of the equation - for the time being at least.

Defeating fourth placed Central Coast Mariners would create a decent gap between them as both sides fight to overtake Adelaide on the blind side.

United will be boosted by the fact that they have already taken four points against Graham Arnold-s promising young side in the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season. After a 0-0 draw at Skilled Park in September - which stretched Mariners run of minutes without conceding to an amazing 313 - the next meeting between the sides was quite the contrast.

At the Bluetongue in November, fans were treated to a goal fest. It was a game that ebbed and flowed as the lead changed hands, but it was United, with their exceptional away form, who ran out winners by the odd goal in five.

The Beach will be hoping for similar entertainment on Sunday, or at least for a repeat of last weekend-s comfortable win at Skilled Park against Wellington Phoenix. Then, James Brown had the crowd feeling good with a second goal after Dutchman Bas van den Brink had hit his third goal in three weeks.

While Miron Bleiberg-s selection headaches continue, Mariners striker Adam Kwasnik is set to make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance for the New South Wales side and, having struck seven goals in his past eight appearances, he goes into the game in the form of his life.

His team though, are experiencing a turbulent spell of form, with the Yellow Army not knowing which Central Coast Mariners is going to turn up each week. Will it be the one who got smashed by Brisbane, the one who destroyed Sydney or the one that scraped a draw against Perth thanks to a controversial late goal from Patrick Zwaanswijk?

It-s the very definition of a six-pointer on Sunday afternoon at Skilled Park and it is sure to have a massive impact on the remainder of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season as these two excellent, up-and-coming sides go head-to-head for the last time. This match-up is simply not to be missed, so grab a FREE TICKET today and warm up your vocal chords in preparation for an absolute humdinger of a game.

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