Round 15 Match Preview: ADLvCCM

Guillermo Amor and Isaías have both said the Reds are preparing for a spirited Central Coast side tomorrow, despite the Mariners currently sitting in last place on the Hyundai A-League table.

Although it is Round 15, Adelaide United and Central Coast Mariners will tomorrow be battling it out for the first time in season 2015/16. And whilst both sides found the beginning of their respected campaigns somewhat challenging, they are slowly resurrecting their form. 

As it stands, the Reds are six games without defeat, winning four matches and drawing two, whilst the Mariners have registered four points in their last two games, including a point against current Hyundai A-League Champions, Melbourne Victory. 

And United Head Coach, Guillermo Amor, has said his side have prepared for what will be a typically fierce challenge from Central Coast. .

“Central Coast’s last two games have been much better and they drew against Victory and beat Wellington,” Amor said.

“They might be last in the table, but they’re a dangerous team who likes to play very direct. We have to be careful not to be too confident about winning the game tomorrow and we must play a focussed and serious game.

“It’s important that we follow along the same line that we have been travelling on in recent weeks and win at home tomorrow.” 

If the Reds do overcome the Mariners at Coopers Stadium tomorrow, it will register four consecutive home victories for Amor’s men, completely contrasting the squad’s run of eight matches without a win earlier in the season. 

United midfielder, Isaías, agreed with his Head Coach, but added that he and his teammates are ready to fight Central Coast for the three points to help solidify the Reds’ position in the top six. 

“We didn’t start well with our results, but we were playing well and needed time to work on our game,” Isaías explained.

“Right now we are in a good moment and we are playing good football, so we must continue this momentum this weekend.

The Reds will be looking to make it seven games without defeat when they face the Mariners tomorrow.

“We know they (Central Coast) have a very good team and their wingers are good and fast. We will be focussed on the match and we are ready to stop them. 

“Tomorrow isn’t going to be easy, just because they are on the bottom of the ladder. They’ve had some good games recently and are playing well, so we must be ready to fight for the three points.” 

Adelaide United will face Central Coast Mariners in Round 15 of the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season on Saturday, 16 January at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 4.45pm ACDT.

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