Ahead of Adelaide United’s Boxing Day bout with the Central Coast Mariners at Coopers Stadium, Opta has provided the key statistics.
The Reds have won nine of their previous 13 matches against the Gosford Club, including claiming victories in their preceding two games.
Incredibly, after Ryan Kitto scored a dramatic 93rd minute winner in Round 7 to claim a 2-1 triumph, this fixture in the league has not seen a draw in 22 matches, dating all the way back to August 2010.
Adelaide have also remarkably not scored more than two goals or conceded more than two goals in their past 14 Hyundai A-League matches.
Marco Kurz’s men have delivered the highest number of crosses into the box this campaign with 288. That is 71 greater than any other club in the competition and 90 more than Central Coast.
George Blackwood scored for the second consecutive week against Newcastle Jets last week and won five of his duels.
Michael Marrone enjoyed an excellent outing at right full-back versus the Jets, successful in eight of his 11 duels, provided the assist for Blackwood’s equaliser and made two clearances.
Winger Ryan Kitto was also busy against his former team, recording 10 crosses, prevailing in nine of his 15 duels and boasted a passing accuracy of 84%.
Adelaide United host Central Coast Mariners in Round 12 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season on Tuesday, 26 December at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACDT.