Round 2 Stats Preview - #ADLvNEW


Adelaide United host Newcastle Jets in Round 2 of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season at Coopers Stadium on Friday night, and Opta has provided the key statistics.

The Reds edge Newcastle in the overall head-to-head league standings, winning 15 games, while drawing 12 in 40 meetings.

In the pair’s most recent encounter, Adelaide recorded a dominant 5-2 home victory back in March.

Moreover, the Jets have scored only four goals in their past seven visits to Coopers Stadium, with only one of those goals occurring in the first-half.

Craig Goodwin and Vince Lia each recorded a passing accuracy rate of 92% in the 1-1 draw with Sydney FC last weekend – the highest of any player with a minimum of 30 passes.

Defender, Scott Galloway, scored a superb goal on his Reds league debut, had a 79% pass completion rate, and won five duels.

Ben Halloran prevailed in nine of his 15 duels, had three shots at goal, and recorded 76% of his passes.

Michael Jakobsen delivered a man-of-the-match performance against the Sky Blues. He made seven clearances, committed three tackles, and was successful in six of nine goals.   

Adelaide United host Newcastle Jets in Round 2 of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season on Friday, 26 October at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACDT. Live and Exclusive on Fox Sports and the My Football Live App.