It was a six-goal ripper last time these two met. Expect more goals when the Mariners, with striker Roy O'Donovan back after an eight-game ban, host a Victory outfit who played a midweek ACL clash in Osaka.
They may be headed for the wooden spoon but Central Coast boss Tony Walmsley still feels his side can have a say in the make-up of the A-League top six and is adamant the club are heading in the right direction for the future.
Can Newcastle make the six? A daft question a month ago but with seven points from nine, hope has been rekindled in Newy. But Garcia's Mariners would love to dent their local rivals' dreams on derby day. Should be a ripper in Gosford.