It's the moment we've waited all season for - Week 1 of the Hyundai A-League 2014 Finals Series. Here are the key stats for this weekend's two massive games.
It's the moment we've waited all season for - Week 1 of the Hyundai A-League 2014 Finals Series. Here are the key stats heading into this weekend's two massive games.
Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC Friday 18 April, 7:30pm AEST, Etihad Stadium Click here to purchase tickets
Melbourne are without a win in their last four matches against Sydney, losing twice and sharing the points two times. However, they are yet to lose to the Sky Blues in the play-offs (W1, D2).
Kevin Muscat-s side have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 17 Hyundai A-League matches - the longest such run seen in the A-League this season.
Victory are the only team yet to lose a game after finding the net first this season (nine matches - W8 D1).
Both sides have kept an equal league-low five clean sheets this Hyundai A-League season.
Italian superstar Alessandro Del Piero has found the net three times in three appearances against Victory this campaign.
Sydney have found the net in each of their last nine A-League games - the current longest run in the competition.
Sydney shot stopper Vedran Janjetovic has made a league-high 91 saves so far this campaign.
Frank Farina-s men have netted six goals from the penalty spot this campaign - a league high.
Central Coast Mariners v Adelaide United Saturday 19 April, 4:30pm AEST, Central Coast Stadium Click here to purchase tickets
Central Coast Mariners are unbeaten in eight at home to Adelaide United in league competition, winning their last six.
Central Coast Mariners have won each of their last three A-League fixtures on home soil; their longest winning run of the campaign
16 different players have scored an A-League goal for Central Coast Mariners this season; more than any other side.
Central Coast Mariners have yet to be shown a red card this season; a joint-league-low.
In contrast, Adelaide have received four red cards; no side has been shown more this season.
Adelaide have won their last two A-League matches against the Mariners, scoring six and keeping two clean sheets in the process.
Fabio Ferreira has provided five assists so far this season; more than any other Adelaide player. Indeed, no Adelaide player has also scored more goals this term than Ferreira (9).
The Reds have won just once in their last five away games in league competition (D1 L3).
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