Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United: stats preview

Two teams with new coaches do battle on Sunday as Wellington Phoenix hosts Adelaide United. We’ve got all your important Opta stats below.

  • Adelaide United is undefeated in their last five Hyundai A-League games against Wellington Phoenix, keeping four clean sheets in that period.
  • Last season was the first time in Hyundai A-League history that the Phoenix were kept scoreless in the opening round of a season; however, they’ve earned just one win from 10 previous Hyundai A-League season openers (D4, L5).
  • The Reds haven’t found the back of the net in the opening halves of any of their last 10 Hyundai A-League games played away from home.
  • Wellington Phoenix registered 3 or more goals in three of their final four games of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season.
  • Only the two Melbourne teams won more fouls than Adelaide United last Hyundai A-League season, the Reds were fouled 434 times.