Western United will look to end their season on a high when they take on Central Coast Mariners on Saturday evening.
Central Coast Mariners vs Western United
Saturday, 5 June
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Broadcast: The match will be broadcast live on ABC, Fox Sports 505, Kayo and the MyFootball Live app.
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Central Coast Stadium: DWLWL
Western United: LLLLL
Western United put in a much-improved performance on Monday night against Macarthur FC, dominating the second half.
However, they ultimately walked away empty-handed, going down 2-1 at Leichhardt Oval.
The Mariners haven’t replicated their form from the first half of the season - which saw them sit on the top of the table for X weeks but remain one of the top teams of the competition.
Despite a 2-0 loss to rivals Newcastle Jets midweek, the Mariners are confirmed to play finals football for the first time since 2014.
Central Coast won their first meeting with United earlier this season, coming from 2-1 down to secure a 3-2 win at home.
Alou Kuol scored twice off the bench for the Mariners, which no doubt would have caught the eye of his future employers VfB Stuttgart.
United took all three points when the two sides met again in Launceston, Tasmania in April.
A Connor Pain strike in the 5th minute was enough to see out a 1-0 win against the then league-leaders Mariners.
Stats of the Week
Western United has won three of their last four A-League matches against Central Coast Mariners.
- Western United FC has made 16 direct free kick shots this A-League season, the second most of any team in the competition behind Sydney FC (17); however, they are yet to score a goal via this method.
- Alessandro Diamanti (Western United FC) has made five carries ending in an assist this A-League campaign, the most of any player in the competition.