Round 16 Stats Preview - #ADLvSYD


As Adelaide United take on ladder leaders Sydney FC at Coopers Stadium on Sunday night, Opta have provided the key statistics.

Adelaide will be determined to snap a two-match home losing streak against the Sky Blues, and are searching for their first win over Graham Arnold’s men since April 2016.

In the pair’s overall head-to-head record, United just edges their counterparts with 17 wins, while Sydney have triumphed on 16 occasions, leaving seven draws.

The Reds have fired the most shots from outside the 18-yard box this season with 97 – 16 more than any other team and 43 greater than Sydney.

Isaías has completed 159 passes into the final third this season, 23 higher than any other player in the competition.

The Spanish maestro also leads the team in crosses attempted (79), passes in opposition half (488), fouls won (30) and interceptions (45).

In the 1-1 draw with Western Sydney Wanderers on Wednesday, Jordan O’Doherty recorded a flawless passing accuracy rate of 100%, had two shots at goal and won five duels.

Against the Wanderers, 18-year-old Apostolos Stamatelopoulos, scored his maiden goal for the Club in just his fourth appearance.

Centre-back, Jordan Elsey, has enjoyed a fruitful campaign defensively – boasting a team-high 13 blocks and clearances with 61.

Adelaide United host Sydney FC in Round 16 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season on Sunday, 14 January at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 6.30pm ACDT.