Ahead of Adelaide United’s crucial Round 13 New Year’s Day clash with Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium, Opta has provided the key statistics for the clash.
The Reds have recorded victories in six of their previous nine games against Wellington and are currently on an impressive three-game winning streak against the New Zealand outfit.
However, the Phoenix have won five and drawn four of their last 11 games against United on home soil. Nevertheless, they suffered their worst ever home loss to the Reds (4-0) in the pair’s most recent encounter across the Tasman in March 2016.
Guillermo Amor’s men have hit the woodwork an equal record eight times in the Hyundai A-League this season.
United forward, Henrique, has scored twice from outside the 18-yard box this term; no player has achieved this feat in the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 campaign.
Incidentally, those two thunderous strikes from the Brazilian-born Australian occurred against the ‘Nix in a 2-0 win for Adelaide in Round 9 at Coopers Stadium.
Reds defender, Ben Garuccio, has notched five more interceptions this season than any other player in the competition (50).
Adelaide United will face Wellington Phoenix in Round 13 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season on Sunday, 1 January at Westpac Stadium. Kick-off is at 5.05pm ACDT.