Sky Blues vs. Mariners | Stats & Squads

CENTRAL Coast Mariners boss Graham Arnold has selected a 20-man squad for Thursday's trip to Sydney to face the Sky Blues.

Dangerous Daniel McBreen

CENTRAL Coast Mariners boss Graham Arnold has selected a 20-man squad for Thursday's trip to Sydney to face the Sky Blues.

With only one injury in the squad and Pedj Bojic out suspended after he picked up his fifth yellow card of the campaign away to Wellington Phoenix on the weekend, Arnold has opted to keep his men alert heading into the game.

Arnold put his team through their paces on Boxing Day ahead of the round 13 showdown.

The last time Central Coast Mariners played Sydney FC was in Hyundai A-League Round 5. On that occasion, the Mariners smashed the Sky Blues 7-2, with top goalscorer Daniel McBreen netting the club's first ever A-League hat-trick.

Central Coast Mariners Squad vs. Sydney FC: 1. Mathew Ryan (Gk), 2. Daniel McBreen, 3. Joshua Rose, 5. Zachary Anderson, 6. Patrick Zwaanswijk, 7. John Hutchinson, 8. Adriano Pellegrino, 9. Bernie Ibini, 10. Tomas Rogic, 11. Oliver Bozanic, 13. Brent Griffiths, 14. Michael McGlinchey, 15. Brad McDonald, 16. Trent Sainsbury, 17. Anthony Caceres, 18. Nick Montgomery, 19. Mitchell Duke, 20. Justin Pasfield, 21. Mile Sterjovski, 23. Adam Kwasnik *five to be omitted*

In: 8. Adriano Pellegrino, 11. Oliver Bozanic, 13. Brent Griffiths, 15. Brad McDonald, 17. Anthony Caceres, 23. Adam Kwasnik (all promoted)

Out: 4. Pedj Bojic (suspended - 1 week)

Unavailable: 22. James Oates (Ankle - 2 months)

Sydney FC Squad: 2.Sebastian Ryall, 3.Fabio, 5.Nathan Sherlock, 6.Jason Culina, 7.Brett Emerton, 8.Adam Griffiths, 10.Alessandro Del Piero, 12.Blake Powell, 14.Mitch Mallia, 15.Terry McFlynn, 17.Terry Antonis, 20.Vedran Janjetovic (Gk), 21.Yairo Yau, 22.Ali Abbas, 23.Rhyan Grant, 26.Peter Triantis, 30 Anthony Bouzanis (Gk) *two to be omitted*

In: Jason Culina (returns from injury), Mitch Mallia (promoted)

Out: Nil

Unavailable: Pascal Bosschaart (calf, 3 weeks), Ivan Necevski (ankle,4 weeks ), Paul Reid (adductor, 2 weeks)

Statistic by Sportsdata

Overall Head-To-Head Record Played 23; Sydney FC 8, Central Coast Mariners FC 8, Drawn 7

Head-To-Head at this venue Played 12; Sydney FC 5, Central Coast Mariners FC 4, Drawn 3

Record Crowd These Two Clubs: 41,689 At Sydney Football Stadium, 05 Mar 2006, Sydney FC won 1-0

Last 5 Matches Head-to-Head Central Coast Mariners FC 7-2, Bluetongue Stadium, 03 Nov 2012 1-1, Bluetongue Stadium, 03 Mar 2012 Central Coast Mariners FC 1-0, Sydney Football Stadium, 08 Jan 2012 Central Coast Mariners FC 3-2, Sydney Football Stadium, 19 Nov 2011 2-2, Bluetongue Stadium, 23 Jan 2011

Biggest Head-To-Head Wins Sydney FC 5-1, Bluetongue Stadium, 05 Nov 2005 Central Coast Mariners FC 7-2, Bluetongue Stadium, 03 Nov 2012

Total Goals Head-To-Head Sydney FC 36, Central Coast Mariners FC 39

Total Cards Head-To-Head (Yellow-Red) Sydney FC (44-2), Central Coast Mariners FC (45-3)

Top Goal Scorers Head to Head: Matt Simon (Central Coast Mariners FC) 4 Alex Brosque (Sydney FC) 3

Most Yellow Cards Head to Head: John Hutchinson (Central Coast Mariners FC) 7 Terry McFlynn (Sydney FC) 6

Sydney FC vs. Central Coast Mariners - Hyundai A-League Round 13 Thursday 27 December, 2012 Allianz Stadium, Sydney Kick-off: 7:30pm Twitter: Join the match conversation on Twitter. The official hash-tag is #SYDvCCM Transport: Thanks to Coastal Liner, Central Coast Mariners will run official supporter buses to the match. CLICK HERE to book your seat today!