#ACL2017 Stats Preview – Gamba Osaka vs Adelaide United

Ahead of Adelaide United’s fifth Group H match away to Gamba Osaka in the AFC Champions League, here are some of the key statistics for the intriguing clash.

There has never been a draw between the two sides in their five meetings, with Gamba recording three triumphs to United’s two.

The Reds’ last visit to Osaka in the 2012 edition of the competition saw Adelaide secure a 2-0 victory over their Japanese opponents.

However, in the pair’s most recent encounter Adelaide suffered a 3-0 home loss on matchday one of this year’s tournament.

Reds midfielder, Isaias, boasted a passing accuracy rate of 75% in his last Asian Champions League outing against Jeju United.

Adelaide’s dynamic full-back, Ben Garuccio, delivered five accurate crosses into the area in that 3-1 win over Jeju. One of his crosses also found Dylan McGowan as the centre-back headed home the left-back’s corner.

Reds’ Club Captain and stalwart, Eugene Galekovic, was called into action on several occasions versus Jeju. The gloveman made an impressive six saves and commanded his area expertly, claiming four crosses.

Adelaide United will face Gamba Osaka in their fifth AFC Champions League 2017 group stage match on Tuesday, 25 April at the Suita City Football Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.30pm ACST.