Round 17 Stats Preview – #ADLvWEL


Ahead of Adelaide United’s crucial clash with Wellington Phoenix at Coopers Stadium on Sunday, Opta has provided the key statistics for the match.

The Reds are undefeated in their previous four meetings with Wellington (W3, D1), and have kept a clean sheet on each of those four occasions.

Following United’s 2-1 win over Melbourne City in Round 15, the Club will now be searching for successive victories on home soil since last season’s Grand Final triumph.

A quarter of Adelaide’s goals this season have come via headers, and no team in the competition has a higher percentage.

Reds’ midfield maestro, Isaias, has made 184 passes into the final third, more than any other player this campaign.

Adelaide’s versatile defender, Tarek Elrich, leads the team in duels won and is ranked third in the Hyundai A-league with 111 this campaign.

United’s defensive stalwart, Dylan McGowan, has a team high 65 clearances and also boasts an impressive 80% success rate in the tackle.

Adelaide United host Wellington Phoenix in Round 17 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season on Sunday, 29 January at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 4.30pm ACDT.