We’ve taken a look at Opta Data for all the stats ahead of Round 20 of the Hyundai A-League and there are some interesting statistical talking points for all five matches.
Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC
*Newcastle Jets have picked up a Hyundai A-League-high 52 yellow cards this season, while opponents Sydney FC have the most reds (four), so expect fireworks on Friday night.
*Sydney FC have won more games in the last two weeks (two) than Newcastle have all season in the Hyundai A-League.
*Nine of Marc Janko’s 12 Hyundai A-League goals this season have come away from home (75 percent).
* Sydney FC have not conceded a single goal in their last 361 minutes of Hyundai A-League action against Newcastle Jets.
Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United
*Sergio Cirio has scored in his last three Hyundai A-League appearances against Wellington Phoenix, but all of his six goals in 2014-15 have come in home matches.
*Wellington have won a Hyundai A-League-high six penalties this season, but opponents Adelaide have conceded the fewest (one).
*Nathan Burns has attempted a Hyundai A-League-high 27 shots on target this season. He’s scored just once in his last six appearances for Wellington.
*Adelaide United have posted a Hyundai A-League-high 59.9 percent average possession figure this season.
Melbourne Victory v Perth Glory
*Perth Glory’s Josh Risdon has made a Hyundai A-League-high 75 tackles this season.
*Melbourne Victory have scored in 14 successive A-League games against Perth Glory.
*Melbourne Victory have scored exactly three goals in three of their last four Hyundai A-League games, but they have also conceded exactly three goals in three of these four games as well.
*Despite being league leaders, Perth have averaged the lowest possession figure in the Hyundai A-League so far this season (44.1 percent).
Central Coast Mariners v Melbourne City
*Aaron Mooy has created a league-high 51 goalscoring chances this season in the Hyundai A-League.
*Central Coast Mariners are unbeaten in their last eight Hyundai A-League games against Melbourne City FC (W5 D3).
*The Mariners Liam Reddy has been forced in to making 68 saves this season in the Hyundai A-League; more than any other goalkeeper.
*Jacob Melling has accumulated a Hyundai A-League-high seven yellow cards this season for Melbourne City, including two in his last three appearances.
Brisbane Roar FC v Western Sydney Wanderers FC
*The Wanderers have only failed to score in one of their previous 10 meetings with Brisbane in the Hyundai A-League, but this was in their most recent meeting (0-1 in December 2014).
*Brisbane have won 10 points from a possible 12 (W3 D1) in their last four Hyundai A-League matches, but won just one of their last six home games.
*Luke Brattan has attempted the most shots on target (10) without having scored a Hyundai A-League goal so far this season.
*Western Sydney Wanderers have scored just four second half goals in their last 13 Hyundai A-League games combined.*Jean Carlos Solorzano has now scored in four successive Hyundai A-League games for Brisbane Roar.