Ahead of Adelaide United’s massive Original Rivalry against Melbourne Victory on Good Friday, Opta has provided the key statistics.
Adelaide come into the clash on a three-match unbeaten streak and can secure a top four berth and home final if they can win their remaining two matches, starting with Victory.
In the pair’s most recent encounter, the Reds produced a 2-0 win at Coopers Stadium in January and in the process recorded their first home victory in the Hyundai A-League over Melbourne since February 2013.
United have won four of their preceding six matches at Coopers this year, with two of the triumphs occurring after trailing at half-time.
Paul Izzo made three crucial saves against Melbourne City on his way to keep his and the Reds’ seventh clean sheet of the season.
Scott Galloway was impermeable at right-back, winning all five of his tackles, prevailing in 10 of 12 duels, and registering six clearances.
Isaías was also immense in midfield, boasting a 91% passing accuracy rate, won 10 duels, made four clearances and created two chances.
Centre-back pair, Michael Jakobsen and Michael Marrone, combined to record 14 clearances and 11 successful duels in a resolute display.
Marrone also leads the team this season in interceptions with 34.
Adelaide United host Melbourne Victory in Round 26 of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season on Friday, 19 April at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACST. Gates open 5.50pm.