Round 5 Stats Preview - #WELvADL


As Adelaide United prepare to take on Wellington Phoenix across the Tasman on Saturday, Opta has provided the key statistics.

Adelaide boast the superior head-to-head record against the ‘Nix winning 17 matches and recording nine draws in 34 meetings.

Moreover, the Reds are unbeaten in their previous eight matches against Wellington, notching five wins and three draws. A result other than a loss will see them record their longest undefeated streak against the New Zealand outfit.

The last time United fell to the Phoenix occurred in a 4-2 loss back in November 2015.

However, Adelaide are looking for successive away victories in the league for the first time since December 2017.

Defender, Jordan Elsey, leads the team in clearances (22), and blocks (6).

Paul Izzo made four quality saves against Perth Glory last time out, and even claimed the Save of the Round after spectacularly preventing an own goal from occurring.

Meanwhile, Reds Captain, Isaías prevailed in six of seven duels and registered a passing accuracy rate of 89%.

Adelaide United face Wellington Phoenix in Round 5 of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season on Saturday, 24 November at Westpac Stadium. Kick-off is at 5.05pm ACDT. Live and Exclusive on Fox Sports and streamed on the My Football Live App.