Perth Glory finally get their A-League 2020/21 campaign under way against in-form Adelaide United on Wednesday.
Bruno Fornaroli, Diego Castro and company are preparing to run out in a competitive game for the first time in 48 days, after their AFC Asian Champions League campaign came to a close on December 3.
Richard Garcia’s new-look team face off against Carl Veart’s Reds, who impressed in a 2-0 triumph over Melbourne City last time out on January 3, following a 0-0 draw in the Season 2020/21 curtain raiser against Western United.
Adelaide are undefeated in all seven A-League games played under Veart’s stewardship, and Glory must be weary of the injection of pace from the youngsters on the Reds bench, such as Mohamed Toure, whose substitute cameo inspired the win against City.
Perth Glory v Adelaide United
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
Kick-off: 9.20pm AEDT
Venue: HBF Park
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports
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- Perth Glory will be looking to open an A-League season with a win for the first time since 2014/15 when they logged a 2-1 win over Wellington Phoenix; they have picked up three draws and two losses in their five season openers since.
- Adelaide United are undefeated in all seven A-League games under Carl Veart (W3, D4); only one manager in A-League history has begun their career with a longer unbeaten streak (Rini Coolen – 11 – W7, D4).
Since the beginning of 2020, Adelaide United have had 133 shots from outside the box – more than any other side and more than double the amount of Perth Glory (64).
Perth Glory had 801 touches in the opposition box in the 2019/20 A-League season, the most by any side and 46 more than the next best (Adelaide United – 755).
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