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Central Coast Mariners
Central Coast Mariners
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Adelaide United will take on the Central Coast Mariners at Coopers Stadium, Adelaide in the second A-League Elimination Final as both fight to book a place in the semi finals.. Join The Roar for live scores from 4:05pm AEST.
Considering that Adelaide won just one game in their opening 10 rounds, the fact that they made finals at all is pretty impressive, and to finish the season in fourth place is something that will give them confidence going into this elimination match.
They’ve developed a strong dressing room culture under Carl Veart and Craig Goodwin has found some great form upfront. But perhaps most exciting aspect of their season so far has been the ability for their youth to have a genuine impact on results. 18-year-olds Mohamed Toure and Bernardo Oliveira and the even younger Nestory Irankunda have become club heroes. Sadly for the team Toure and Nick Ansell have suffered from long term injuries but other than Carl Veart’s squad has a clean bill of health.
Just like Adelaide, the Mariners have been on a great winning run with five in a row leading up to today’s clash. However they haven’t won in South Australia for six years and will also be looking to their youth to help them overcome this record. Their squad’s average age is just a few days over 25 years old but coach Nick Montgomery believes that the season of ups and downs means that they have learnt a lot and are in a good position to achieve success.
“You’ve seen how galvanised we’ve been over the last 15 games, we’ve had a lot of adversity, we’ve dealt with a lot of stuff on and off the pitch. We don’t fear anybody, we don’t fear going anywhere,” said Montgomery this week.
Venue: Coopers Stadium, Adelaide
Kick-off: 4:05 pm AEST
Live stream: Paramount+
Betting: Adelaide United $2.25, Central Coast Mariners $2.90 – odds via PlayUp
Adelaide United (predicted)
Steven Hall; Ryan Kitto, Isaías, George Timotheou, Joshua Cavallo; Asad Kasumovic, Louis D’Arrigo; Craig Goodwin, Nathan Konstandopoulos, Lachlan Brook; Joe Caletti
Central Coast Mariners (predicted)
Mark Birighitti; Jacob Farrell, Kye Rowles, Lewis Miller, Storm Roux; Max Balard, Oliver Bozanic, Beni N’Kololo, Josh Nisbet; Marco Urena, Jason Cummings