Save the Date! Sunday the 5th of December when the Bulls are set to go head-to-head against Central Coast Mariners in a thrilling Elimination Finals rematch.
As the tension grows thick between the two teams, the upcoming match is the first time the two have faced each other since the elimination finals, where Macarthur FC came on top, winning 2-0 in extra time and securing their spot in the semi-final match against Melbourne City.
Since then, there has been many changes within both teams, with the additions of Tomi Juric, Craig Noone and Ulises Dávila for the Bulls. One change between the two teams is the signing of the Mariner’s former number 10, Daniel De Silva to the Bulls.
With the arrival of De Silva into Bulls territory, the two teams are set to battle it out in a match where they are both set to prove their worth and to finalise the winners of the both the Elimination final and this upcoming match.
During the first two rounds of the current season, De Silva has seen a higher percentage in passing accuracy, achieving an 85.9%, comparing this to De Silva’s former teammate’s, Joshua Nisbet’s 79.9%. De Silva has also successfully produced one assist and two successful crosses in the first two rounds, with Nisbet only producing 5 key passes in the 180 minutes he has played. In De Silva’s introduction matches to Macarthur FC, he has seen a total of 78 passes, which is 19 more than Nisbet’s 59 passes.
Since the elimination round, both teams have seen improvements in the way they both play. While comparing both teams’ performances in the first two rounds of the Isuzu UTE A-League 2021/22 seasons, the Bulls have experienced a slightly higher percentage of passing accuracy, sitting comfortably at 80.2%. The Mariners however have seen more shots on target, beating the Bulls only by 4 shots.
Sunday’s rematch is one to watch, so don’t miss out on the action at BlueBet Stadium Penrith at 4:05pm.