Melbourne City v Wellington Phoenix: stats preview

Did you know Melbourne City defender Bart Schenkeveld has the best pass accuracy of any player in the Hyundai A-League to have made more than 100 passes?

The Dutch defender’s pass accuracy stands at an impressive 89% ahead of the clash with Wellington Phoenix.

Here are some of other key Opta facts heading into the final match of Round 14 at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

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  • Melbourne City have won their last five Hyundai A-League games on the bounce against Wellington Phoenix, keeping three clean sheets in the process.
  • Wellington’s only previous victory at AAMI Park against Melbourne City in the Hyundai A-League from 11 attempts came in December 2013 (1-0).
  • Only once in Melbourne City’s last six Hyundai A-League games at AAMI Park has either team managed to score multiple goals (Perth Glory def. City, 3-1 in Rd 8, 2017/18).
  • Phoenix have failed to score a goal in each of their last five Hyundai A-League games away from home, their longest ever drought on the road.
  • City have managed 19 shots on target from outside the box this Hyundai A-League campaign, the equal most of any team in the competition (Jets).
  • Wellington have a duel success rate of 52% this campaign, better than any other team in the Hyundai A-League.
  •  ‘Nix striker Andrija Kaluderovic has won 48 aerial duels this campaign, the second most of any player in the Hyundai A-League (Bobo – 51).