Wednesday’s A-League catch up match is between Western Sydney Wanderers and Central Coast Mariners. The opening kick-off is set to commence at 7.30pm with the game to be played at Pirtek Stadium. The home team Western Sydney Wanderers are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Western Sydney Wanderers and Central Coast Mariners.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Pirtek Stadium, Sydney
Kick-Off: 7.30pm (Local) (7.30pm AEDST)
Two desperate sides makes for what should be a tight and tense 90 minutes but we expect the Wanderers to finally get their season off life-support with a victory.
There’s no doubt the Mariners would have got a big morale boost from the late fightback against City but playing their fourth game in 11 days might be a bridge to far for Moss’ side.
The home side is set to unleash all their big guns fresh from the weekend off and if they are serious about making the top six, then this is a fixture they simply must win.
Nothing to get too excited for either side with just one win between them for the season so far.
Wanderers have had four defeats from four starts after their 2-1 loss in Perth on Saturday night.
In that run they have conceded a goal inside the final 15 minutes of the last three matches, meaning they will need to work on the way they finish games.
The Mariners snapped their four-game losing streak in all competitions with a 2-2 draw with Melbourne City on Sunday.
TIP: Western Sydney Wanderers FC 2 vs Central Coast Mariners 1
1.Ante COVIC (GK), 2.Shannon COLE, 5.Brendan HAMILL, 7.Labinot HALITI, 8.Mateo POLJAK, 9.Tomi JURIC, 10.Vitor SABA, 12.Nikita RUKAVYTSYA, 13.Matthew SPIRANOVIC, 16.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 17.Romeo CASTELEN, 18.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 19.Mark BRIDGE (c), 20.Dean BOUZANIS (GK), 22.Seyi ADELEKE, 23.Jason TRIFIRO, 33.Daniel ALESSI, 35. Kearyn BACCUS
***two to be omitted***
Ins 22.Seyi ADELEKE, 9.Tomi JURIC, 17.Romeo CASTELEN, 18.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 13.Matthew SPIRANOVIC (all promoted)
Outs 3.Daniel MULLEN, 6.Antony GOLEC, 31.Alusine FOFANAH (not selected)
Unavailable 4.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY (international duty), 11.Brendon SANTALAB (shoulder – indefinite), 34.Golgol MUBRAHTU (knee – indefinite)
1. Matt NASH (Gk), 3. Josh ROSE, 4. Jacob POSCOLIERO, 5. Zac ANDERSON, 7. John HUTCHINSON (C), 8. Nick MONTGOMERY, 9. Mitchell DUKE, 10. Anthony CACERES, 11. Nick FITZGERALD, 12. Liam REDDY (Gk), 15. Matt SIM, 16. Liam ROSE, 17. Richard VERNES, 18. Glen TRIFIRO, 21. Michael NEILL, 23. Isaka CERNAK, 25. Eddy BOSNAR, 26. KIM Seung-yong
***two to be omitted***
Ins 16. Liam ROSE, 26. KIM Seung-yong
Unavailable 2. Storm ROUX (International Duty – New Zealand), 6. Brent GRIFFITHS (injury – indefinite), 19. Matt SIMON (injury – 2 weeks)