Victory v City: the numbers game

​The biggest Melbourne derby of them all? It sure is. And on Friday night it kicks off a blockbuster semi-final weekend at what will be a jam-packed Etihad Stadium.

Thanks to Opta, we've all the key numbers you need to know ahead of a cracking Semi Final.

15  matches between the two clubs.

6  Victory wins.

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5  City wins.

100  City goal-keeper Tando Velaphi will make his 100 th  Hyundai A-League appearance on Friday night.

Melbourne City FC goalkeeper Tando Velaphi.

209  this will be Archie Thompson’s 209 th  Hyundai A-League match, taking him equal fifth on all-time standings [with Nikolai Topor-Stanley].

1  wins in finals matches for City.

47,413  largest finals series crowd [excluding grand final] for a game between Melbourne Victory and Adelaide at Etihad Stadium in 2007.

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4  goals by Besart Berisha in three matches against City this season.

Besart Berisha and Ben Khalfallah have both scored Derby goals this season.

55  more shots City have had on goal than Victory this season. But Victory have still scored 18 more goals than their neighbours.

16  will be Massimo Murdocca’s 16 th  Hyundai A-League finals match, taking him into second for all-time Finals Series matches with Michael Theo and Alex Wilkinson.

finals goals by Victory’s Archie Thompson. The most of any player in Hyundai A-League history.

Melbourne Victory's Archie Thompson holds the record for the league's most goals.

red cards to City players this season. Victory has had no players sent off.

losses Victory have suffered in 14 previous Hyundai A-League finals matches.

9  clean sheets for City ‘keeper Tando Velaphi from 18 starts.