A-League: Adelaide United - Central Coast Mariners match guide and facts

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Competition: Australia A-League
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 06:05 (UTC)
Venue: Coopers Stadium (17000 seats)

The league table tells us that 1 points split the two rivals in this A-League game. Adelaide United have both the points- and home stadium advantage.

Insights:
  • Adelaide United have the most points from losing position (22) in A-League
  • Central Coast Mariners is in the best form (5-1-0) in A-League

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 1400 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Adelaide United form and stats

When playing at home in the A-League, Adelaide United have managed 7 wins, 2 draws and suffered 4 defeats from 13 games. The team is doing great wherever they are playing as Adelaide has won five games in a row. The Melbourne Victory match was the last time out without a victory.

Adelaide United's previous game was also played at home, ending 2-1 versus Western United. The home side are looking to build on that result. Midfielder Goodwin was the best player on the team with a rating of 7.82 (out of ten) in that game. Goodwin hit three key passes, dribled past the opponent 1 of 2 times and had 35 successful passes (of 39 total).

Previous to that game, a home match hosting Brisbane Roar in a game that was won 2-0.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Adelaide handle that role? We have found eleven games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are eight wins, two draws and one defeat.

The Adelaide United fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 22 goals in 13 league matches. 14 goals have been conceded. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last three home matches.

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Central Coast Mariners form and stats

4 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses. That’s the product of Central Coast Mariners playing as the away team in the A-League this season. Central Coast Mariners have been producing wins at home as well, producing a total of five victories in a row regardless of arena.

310 minutes! That's how long the Mariners goalkeeper Mark Birighitti and his defense have shut out their league opponents.

Central Coast Mariners go into this game after a win, the home game against Newcastle Jets that ended 2-0. Goalkeeper Birighitti was absolutely vital in the Mariners victory against Newcastle Jets, making seven saves. Birighitti was the team player of the game with the player rating of 8.44. The agile goalkeeper Birighitti topped it up with a clean sheet.

Ahead of that match was the victory versus Brisbane Roar at their stadium, the result 2-0.

Central Coast Mariners are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is three wins, two draws and three defeats. From a total of eight matches.

Mariners are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 22 times in 13 away games so far. Central Coast Mariners have conceded 19 goals in these away matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last three away matches.

Head 2 Head

The two teams involved played each other previously this season: Central Coast Mariners - Adelaide United 3-0. These teams fought well and hard when they met earlier this season. Both Gauci (Adelaide) and Moresche (Central Coast Mariners) were sent off. Head-to-head statistics (for the prior ten meetings): Adelaide United won seven games, zero matches ended with a draw and Central Coast Mariners have three wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: eight / two

Top Goalscorers

Central Coast MarinersJ. Cummings
J. Cummings
10 goals
Adelaide UnitedC. Goodwin
C. Goodwin
9 goals
Central Coast MarinersB. NKololo
B. NKololo
7 goals

Adelaide United missing players

Central Coast Mariners missing players

Adelaide United Central Coast Mariners
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
26 13 3 Played P 3 13 26
12 7 2 Won W 0 4 12
7 2 0 Drew D 1 3 6
7 4 1 Lost L 2 6 8
38 22 6 Scored S 4 22 49
31 14 2 Conceded C 6 19 35
92% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 96%
81% 85% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 77% 85%
62% 69% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 69% 62%
23% 23% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 46% 42%
8% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 23% 27%
65% 62% 33% BTTS BTTS 67% 62% 54%
23% 31% 67% Clean Sheets C S 0% 23% 35%
19% 8% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 23% 15%
 
5.9 6.8 7.7 Corners for (avg) C F 3.3 4.2 5
4.8 4 5 Corners against (avg) C A 6.3 6.8 6.6
2.6 2.4 2.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.3 2.1 1.7
3 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
14.6 16.5 17.3 Shots (avg) S ( 10 12.6 13.9
5 6.3 7.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.7 5.1 5.4
29% 27% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 36% 33% 35%
 
14.2 12.4 11 Shots against (avg) S A 11.7 16.9 14.7
4.7 4.2 3.3 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4.3 5.1 4.7
Key stats in A-League this season:
  • Adelaide United have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Adelaide United have the most points from losing position (22) in A-League
  • Adelaide United haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Central Coast Mariners have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Central Coast Mariners is in the best form (5-1-0) in A-League

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Melbourne City 26 14 7 5 55 33 13 7 4 2 27 16 13 7 3 3 28 17 22 49
2 Melbourne Victory 26 13 9 4 42 25 13 6 5 2 22 13 13 7 4 2 20 12 17 48
3 Western United 26 13 6 7 40 30 13 9 2 2 25 12 13 4 4 5 15 18 10 45
4 Adelaide United 26 12 7 7 38 31 13 7 2 4 22 14 13 5 5 3 16 17 7 43
5 Central Coast Mariners 26 12 6 8 49 35 13 8 3 2 27 16 13 4 3 6 22 19 14 42
6 Wellington Phoenix 26 12 3 11 34 49 13 8 2 3 19 20 13 4 1 8 15 29 -15 39
7 Macarthur 26 9 6 11 38 47 13 6 3 4 21 21 13 3 3 7 17 26 -9 33
8 Sydney 25 8 7 10 36 41 13 4 4 5 21 24 12 4 3 5 15 17 -5 31
9 Newcastle Jets 26 8 5 13 45 43 13 6 2 5 29 19 13 2 3 8 16 24 2 29
10 Western Sydney Wanderers 26 6 9 11 30 38 13 4 5 4 15 15 13 2 4 7 15 23 -8 27
11 Brisbane Roar 25 6 5 14 26 38 12 5 2 5 16 16 13 1 3 9 10 22 -12 23
12 Perth Glory 26 4 6 16 20 43 13 2 4 7 8 15 13 2 2 9 12 28 -23 18

Read more about A-League

The A-League is the top level of the Australian football league system. Seasons run from October to May. Ten teams play a regular season of 27 fixtures to create a league table winner and the highest placed teams qualify for a playoff. The league winner is called the “premier” while the playoff winner is the “champion”. There is no set system for relegation, unlike most leagues in the world.