Round 5 | The Stats

In the lead up to round five of the Hyundai A-League 2013/14 season we run our thumb over some peculiarities pertaining to the weekend's fixtures.

In the lead up to round five of the Hyundai A-League 2013/14 season we run our thumb over some peculiarities pertaining to the weekend's fixtures.

Melbourne Heart v Western Sydney Wanderers

Melbourne Heart have lost their last three against Western Sydney Wanderers in The A-League.

This is Melbourne Hearts worst run without a win (nine games) in the A-League since Jan-Nov 2011 (11 games without a win).

Labinot Haliti (Western Sydney Wanderers) scored a brace against Melbourne Heart in the last league meeting between these sides.

Excluding playoff games, the Wanderers have not lost in the A-League since January, winning 13 and drawing two of their 16 regular season games since.

Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory

Wellington Phoenix have now gone five A-League games without a win, collecting just two points in this period (D2 L3).

Wellington have failed to find the net in just one of their last 10 A-League matches and are unbeaten in their last four league meetings with Perth Glory.

Perth Glory have one win in 10 away at Wellington Phoenix in league competition.

Glory have not conceded an A-League goal in 296 minutes. They have never kept four successive clean sheets in the A-League.

Adelaide United v Newcastle Jets

Adelaide United have claimed just one win in their last five home league meetings with Newcastle Jets, however they did not lose any of those matches (D4).

There have been 12 goals scored in A-League matches involving Adelaide United this season; more than any other side.

The Jets finally scored their first goal of the 2013-14 season last weekend, as Scott Neville netted in what was their 321st minute of A-League action this term.

The Newcastle Jets have hit the woodwork in three of their four games this season. If they had scored those three shots, they would have earned six points more.

Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory

Sydney have won just one of their last 12 A-League clashes (including play-offs) with Melbourne, losing four and drawing seven.

The Sky Blues have failed to score in each of their last three A-League games, despite attempting 29 shots at goal in these matches (excl. blocked).

Melbourne Victory are undefeated so far in 2013-14, winning their last two games and drawing the two previous.

James Troisi has scored four goals in Melbourne Victory-s last three A-League games. He has netted his four goals despite only having five shots on target this season.

Central Coast v Brisbane Roar

One home soil, the Mariners have won each of their last two games against Brisbane (including play-offs), although prior to hose wins, they had never beaten Brisbane in the A-League (D4 L9).

Central Coast Mariners have lost just one home game in the A-League since the start of last season (W13 D2), this came against Western Sydney Wanderers in March (0-1).

Brisbane have the tightest defence in the A-League so far this season, conceding just two goals in their four games.

Brisbane have failed to score in four of their last seven A-League away games.


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