Stats: Central Coast Mariners vs. Perth Glory

CENTRAL Coast Mariners will take on Perth Glory in the Hyundai A-League Preliminary Final this Saturday 14 April at Bluetongue Stadium.

CENTRAL Coast Mariners will take on Perth Glory in the Hyundai A-League Preliminary Final this Saturday 14 April at Bluetongue Stadium.

With a strong home record against the purple-whites, the Mariners will undoubtedly head into the match confident they can prevail and earn a place in their second Hyundai A-League Grand Final in two seasons.

Here is a look at some of the historical statistics in meetings between Mariners and Glory. Kick-off in the Preliminary Final is 5pm with tickets available from Ticketek.

Statistics by Sportsdata

Overall Head-To-Head Record Played 21; Central Coast Mariners FC 13, Perth Glory FC 3, Drawn 5

Head-To-Head at Bluetongue Stadium Played 9; Central Coast Mariners FC 8, Perth Glory FC 0, Drawn 1

Record Crowd These Two Clubs: 15,546 at Bluetongue Stadium, 31 Dec 2008, Central Coast Mariners won 1-0

Last 5 Matches Head-to-Head Perth Glory 1-0, nib Stadium, 11 Mar 2012 Central Coast Mariners 3-1, nib Stadium, 23 Dec 2011 Central Coast Mariners 2-1, Bluetongue Stadium, 29 Oct 2011 Central Coast Mariners 2-1, nib Stadium, 19 Jan 2011 1-1, nib Stadium, 12 Dec 2010

Biggest Head-To-Head Wins Central Coast Mariners 5-0, Bluetongue Stadium, 30 Oct 2010 Perth Glory 2-0, nib Stadium, 3 Sep 2006

Total Goals Head-To-Head Central Coast Mariners 35, Perth Glory 18

Total Cards Head-To-Head (Yellow-Red) Central Coast Mariners (32-2), Perth Glory (36-3)

Top Goal Scorers Head-to-Head: Matt Simon (Central Coast Mariners) 5 Nikita Rukavytsya (Perth Glory) 4

Most Yellow Cards Head-to-Head: Jamie Harnwell (Perth Glory) 4 Pedj Bojic (Central Coast Mariners) 3

Most Red Cards Head-to-Head: Josh Mitchell (Perth Glory) 1 Nigel Boogaard (Central Coast Mariners) 1

Talking points • Mariners defender Pedj Bojic is due to play his 100th Hyundai A-League match • The Mariners hold an imposing record over the Glory, winning three of their past four matches and have only lost twice in their past ten matches against Perth • Perth have lost 8 of 9 matches at Bluetongue Stadium • In good news for Central Coast, in all four previous preliminary finals the team who lost the major semi final ultimately makes it through to the Grand Final