Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United: stats preview

Did you know Adelaide United have scored just three first half goals in their last 19 away games in the Hyundai A-League?

They’ll be hoping to break that trend when they travel to Wellington to play the Phoenix on Saturday.

For a full stats preview, check out the facts below, courtesy of Opta Data.

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  • Each of the last three Hyundai A-League games between Wellington and Adelaide has ended in a draw, though Adelaide are undefeated in their last six games against the Phoenix (W3, D3).
  • In fact, the Reds have lost on just one of their last seven trips to Westpac Stadium (W2, D4), picking up five Hyundai A-League points in their last three games there (W1, D2).
  • Phoenix have neither kept nor conceded a clean sheet in their last nine Hyundai A-League games at Westpac Stadium; indeed, they’ve scored at least one goal in each of their last 11 games at the venue. The last time they did so in more consecutive games was a 17-game streak from 2010 to 2012.
  • Marco Kurz’s side are the only remaining team this Hyundai A-League season yet to score from the penalty spot.
  • Phoenix skipper Andrew Durante is set to play his 278th Hyundai A-League game, equalling the competition record alongside Danny Vukovic.
  • Reds skipper Isaias has made 49 interceptions and 174 passes into the final third this Hyundai A-League  campaign, more than any other player in either category.
  • Wellington’s Fijian flyer Roy Krishna has scored 32 Hyundai A-League goals for the club. His next goal will see him draw level with Paul Ifill (33) for the most goals of any Phoenix player in the league’s history.
Roy Krishna
Roy Krishna (Phoenix)