Roar v Phoenix: Hyundai A-League stats preview

Brisbane Roar and Wellington Phoenix played out a six-goal thriller when they met earlier this season and another cracker could be on the cards on Saturday afternoon.

The Roar are looking for back-to-back wins for the first time this season while the Phoenix will be looking to get off the bottom of the ladder.

Ahead of the clash on the Gold Coast, take a look at all the important stats for this fixture.

  • Each of the last seven clashes between these teams has seen the result alternate, with the pair playing out a 3-3 draw when they last met in the Hyundai A-League.
  • Phoenix have won in two of their last four Hyundai A-League visits to Queensland to play the Roar, after having never won there previously.
  • This will be the first Hyundai A-League game at Cbus Super Stadium since Gold Coast United’s final game in 2012, which saw Brisbane Roar claim a 2-1 win.
  • Wellington is yet to pick up points away from home under Darije Kalezic’s charge, losing three road fixtures this Hyundai A-League season and failing to score a goal in two of them.
  • John Alosi’s side are one of two teams (Sydney FC) who yet to score a goal from outside the box this Hyundai A-League season, though they’ve conceded a joint-league-high three goals from such a distance.
  • According to Opta’s Expected Goals, Wellington should have scored 8.8 goals this Hyundai A-League season. Instead, they’ve bagged 14, making them the highest overperformers this campaign.
  • Roar striker Massimo Maccarone has made 16% of his touches in the opposition box this Hyundai A-League season, the second most of any player to have made at least 200 touches (Kaluderovic, 19%).
  • Phoenix duo Andrija Kaluderovic and Dario Vidosic have both scored four headed goals this season; only once in the last six Hyundai A-League campaigns has any player scored more in a single season (Tim Cahill, 6 in 2016/17).

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