Round 9 Stats Preview - #ADLvSYD

Ahead of Adelaide United’s intriguing clash with Sydney FC on Friday night, Opta has provided the key statistics.

Adelaide have suffered just one home defeat against the Sky Blues since February 2012, registering three wins and three draws.

The Reds have scored the second most goals in the competition from outside the 18-yard box this season with three.

United will also be looking to record three straight league victories for the first time since a five-match winning streak during the 2015/16 title winning campaign.

Ryan Kitto impressed against the Western Sydney Wanderers last round, scoring a brace in the 2-0 triumph, and won five of seven tackles as well as 16 of his 21 duels.

Goalkeeper, Paul Izzo, made two saves against WSW as he notched up his first clean sheet of the season.

Ersan Gülüm boasted a 100% tackle rate, made two clearances and was successful in eight of his 12 duels.

Daniel Adlung recorded an impressive passing accuracy rate of 88% and created four chances for his teammates.

Jordan Elsey leads the team in completed passes in own half (162), clearances (36) and blocks (six)

Adelaide United host Sydney FC in Round 9 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season on Friday, 1 December at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACDT.