Ahead of Adelaide United’s crucial Round 15 meeting with Melbourne City at Coopers Stadium on Thursday, Opta has provided the key statistics for the clash.
Adelaide have netted nine goals in their previous three Thursday fixtures, winning twice. However, the Reds’ only Thursday defeat across those matches came in a 4-2 defeat to Melbourne City in November 2015.
Incidentally, only City (109) have registered more corners than United (104) so far this season.
Reds midfield maestro, Isaias, has a passing completion rate of more than 75% from his 689 attempted passes this campaign. The Spaniard also possesses the greatest number of passes in the opposition’s half for the South Australians with 431.
Adelaide’s dynamic full-back, Ben Garuccio, leads the team in successful interceptions with an impressive 61 this season.
United striker, Sergi Guardiola, won eight of his 13 duals in the Club’s last match against Melbourne Victory in Round 14.
Sergio Cirio boasted a passing accuracy rate of 89.3% for the Reds in the loss versus Victory last weekend – the second highest on the field across both teams.
Adelaide United host Melbourne City in Round 15 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season on Thursday, 12 January at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACDT.