Round 20 Stats Preview - #ADLvNEW

Ahead of Adelaide United’s crucial home match with Newcastle Jets, Opta has provided the key statistics for the clash.

In recent times, this fixture has traditionally been a tight affair, as six goals have only been scored in the preceding five encounters. This includes three stalemates – consisting of two goalless draws – and also Adelaide and Newcastle both securing a win in that span.

Moreover, Adelaide have registered a clean sheet in five of their previous seven matches against the Jets and have not conceded a home goal since November 2013 – the last time the Reds lost to the Novocastrian outfit on home soil.

Friday night’s clash will be third encounter between the two sides this season, with Adelaide recording a 1-1 draw and 2-1 loss in Round 1 and 11 respectively.

Adelaide midfielder, Riley McGree, boasts a passing accuracy rate of 83% and has also won 61% of his duels.

United have struck the woodwork on 12 occasions this season, more than any other team, and will be hoping their fortune changes versus the Jets at Coopers Stadium.

Reds dynamic full-back, Ben Garuccio, has notched 39 completed dribbles so far this campaign, the second most of any player in the Hyundai A-League.

Adelaide United host Newcastle Jets in Round 20 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season on Friday, 17 February at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACDT.