Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory: stats preview
It’s known as the Original Rivalry. There’s always something extra when Adelaide United takes on Melbourne Victory.
It should be another beauty at Adelaide Oval on Friday night and – thanks to Opta Data – we have all the key stats for the big clash.
- Melbourne Victory has lost only one of their last 12 Hyundai A-League games against Adelaide United (W7, D4) winning each of their last three. Kevin Muscat’s men are unbeaten in their last six visits to Adelaide, last losing in February 2013.
- The Reds have never lost a Hyundai A-League fixture at the Adelaide Oval (W2, D2), including the 2016 Grand Final.
- Victory have been kept goalless in each of their last three regular season fixtures away from home in the Hyundai A-League.
- Adelaide United is the only team in the Hyundai A-League not to concede a goal after the half-time break this season.
- Reds left-back Ben Garuccio has made 24 passes into the final third this Hyundai A-League campaign, only Victory’s Jason Geria (25) has made more.
- Victory import Leroy George has created a joint-league-high seven chances so far this Hyundai A-League season, two more than Adelaide’s best Ben Garuccio (5).