Central Coast Mariners will attempt to secure their first win over Tianjin Teda at the fourth attempt in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday.
The Chinese FA Cup holders drew 0-0 at home with Central Coast in their first competitive fixture of the year in Group G of the ACL. The Mariners' other fixtures against Tianjin ended in a 2-2 draw and a 1-0 defeat, so they'll be determined to secure their first triumph over the Super League side on Tuesday morning.
Central Coast are level on points with Tianjin but trail their visitors on goal difference leaving them propping up the table. They are three points adrift of group leaders Seongnam and need a win to have a realistic chance of reaching the next phase of the competition with just two games remaining in the group stage.
Graham Arnold's men haven't won since late March however, when they claimed the Premier's Plate by beating the Phoenix in Wellington, and their last outing in the Champions League saw them get thumped 5-0 by Seongnam in Korea.
Tianjin meanwhile, put together a decent three-match undefeated streak following a win over Nicholas Anelka's Shanghai Shenhua, but that was brought to an end by Super League leaders Evergrande last Friday (0-1).