Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix: stats preview

Reigning champions Sydney FC have their first home match of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 Season on Sunday night when they take on Wellington Phoenix.

Check out the all-important stats from Opta Data for the clash at Allianz Stadium.

• Sydney FC has lost only one of their last eight Hyundai A-League games against Wellington Phoenix (W4, D3), and are undefeated in their last three.

• The Sky Blues are looking to become just the second reigning Hyundai A-League champion to win their opening two games of the season after Brisbane Roar in 2011/12.

• Phoenix have scored two or more goals in five of their last eight Hyundai A-League games away from home, picking up two wins and two draws in that span.

• Wellington has now scored at least one goal in each of their last 12 games, their longest stretch without conceding a clean sheet in their Hyundai A-League history.

• Sydney FC star Milos Ninkovic created five chances during the opening round of the Hyundai A-League, no player recorded more.

• Sky Blues defender Alex Wilkinson made more clearances than anyone else across the matches played during the opening round of the Hyundai A-League.

Opta Widget: Sydney FC v Phoenix comparison