Round 19 Stats Preview - #ADLvPER

As Adelaide United prepare to face Perth Glory at Coopers Stadium on Saturday night, Opta has provided the key statistics.

In the pair’s most recent meeting, Adelaide recorded a comprehensive 3-0 away win and in the process snapped a four-match winless run against the Glory.

George Blackwood is experiencing a rich vein of form having scored four league goals in his past six appearances – including most recently netting in the 1-0 triumph over Wellington Phoenix.

The Reds have fired 111 shots from outside the 18-yard box this season, 18 higher than any other side in the league.

Isaías and Ben Garuccio lead the competition in interceptions this campaign with 49 and 41 respectively.

Jordan Elsey delivered another assured performance in the victory over Wellington last weekend, recording a passing accuracy rate of 82% and made six clearances.

Ersan Gülüm was also an unwavering presence in defence, prevailing in 10 of his 14 duels and registered eight clearances.

Goalkeeper, Paul Izzo, notched his third clean sheet of the campaign against the ‘Nix, claiming three crosses and pulling off two saves.

Marco Kurz’s team boasts a competition-high successful crossing accuracy of 27%.

Adelaide United host Perth Glory in Round 19 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season on Saturday, 3 February at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACDT.