Round 4 Stats Preview - #ADLvMCY

Ahead of Adelaide United’s meeting with Melbourne City at Coopers Stadium on Saturday night, Opta has provided the key statistics for the match.

Adelaide have triumphed in three of their past five matches against City, all which occurred at home.

The Reds are also unbeaten in their previous five home Hyundai A-League matches, dating back to last campaign with two wins and three draws.

Marco Kurz’s men have recorded 198 passes in the final third from the opening three rounds, the second most in the league behind Newcastle Jets.

Midfielder Vince Lia endeared himself to the Reds faithful thanks to a stunning brace in the 2-2 draw with Melbourne Victory. Incidentally, it was his first-ever league double in the competition.

Danish winger, Johan Absalonsen, was influential against the Victory last time out, delivering eight crosses into the box as well as assisting both of Lia’s stunning strikes.

Club Captain, Isaías, leads the team in interceptions with 14, while centre-back Jordan Elsey has a team-high 16 clearances.

Dynamic left-back, Ben Garuccio, committed three successful tackles, won eight of his 10 duels, and made six clearances and interceptions in the Round 3 clash.

Adelaide United host Melbourne City in Round 4 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season on Saturday, 28 October at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACDT.