Round 12 Stats Preview - #ADLvMVC


Ahead of Adelaide United’s Original Rivalry match with Melbourne Victory at Coopers Stadium on Wednesday night, Opta has provided the key statistics.

The Reds are unbeaten in their past three matches but will be desperate to collect maximum points at home against their fierce rivals.

But it will certainly not be easy with Victory on a nine-match unbeaten run and have not tasted defeat in Adelaide in the Hyundai A-League since February 2013.

Ryan Strain delivered a man-of-the-match performance against Wellington Phoenix last time out. He recorded a passing accuracy of 83%, created seven chances, had a flawless tackle rate, won 12 duels, and made three clearances.

Isaías was solid against the Phoenix as well, winning five of nine duels, created two chances and registered an 88% passing completion rate.

Nikola Mileusnić has the second highest shooting accuracy in the competition at 71% from a minimum of 10 shots (excluding blocks). The winger has also scored three goals for the campaign.

Paul Izzo has kept two clean sheets this year, while making 34 saves from 47 shots, translating into a 72% save success rate.

Adelaide United host Melbourne Victory in Round 12 of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season on Wednesday, 9 January at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACDT. Gates open 5.50pm.