There’s always plenty of talking points when Adelaide United play Melbourne Victory so it’s important to know all the key stats behind one of the Hyundai A-League’s most talked-about fixtures.
Opta Data has all you need to know ahead of Friday night’s blockbuster at Adelaide Oval.
*Adelaide United failed to win any of their three Hyundai A-League games against Melbourne Victory last season (D1 L2).
*Melbourne Victory scored nine Hyundai A-League goals against Adelaide United in 2013-14; more than against any other opponent.
*Adelaide United have only won both of their opening two league games of a season in one of their previous nine Hyundai A-League campaigns (2012-13).
*The last time that Melbourne Victory won their opening two games of an Hyundai A-League season was back in 2006-07 – a campaign that they were crowned A-League champions.
*Melbourne Victory have conceded a goal in 20 of their last 21 Hyundai A-League away games.
*Adelaide United are unbeaten in nine successive home games (W6 D3) in the Hyundai A-League.
*Sergio Cirio scored a hat-trick in the last Hyundai A-League meeting between these two sides, but still ended up on the losing side (3-4). He has scored four goals in the last three games between these two teams.
*Kosta Barbarouses and Archie Thompson have both scored for Victory in each of the last two Hyundai A-League meetings between these two clubs.
*Melbourne Victory made the most passes (516) and had the best passing accuracy (81.8%) in round one of the 2014-15 Hyundai A-League season.
*Besart Berisha has scored six goals in his last seven Hyundai A-League appearances (inc. finals).