Proof we are currently watching the most entertaining Isuzu UTE A-League season ever

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Data from Opta shows that the Isuzu UTE A-League is delivering more excitement than any of Europe’s major leagues this season.

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The Isuzu UTE A-League is leading the way in more ways than one during the 2023-24 season, not just Down Under but across the globe.

Wellington Phoenix are the team to beat heading into Round 17 as Central Coast Mariners, Macarthur FC, Melbourne Victory and the rest of the competition vie for either top spot on a place in the Finals Series.

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In the process, the competition is soaring to unprecedented heights in terms of excitement.

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As things stand, there have been 337 goals scored across 98 matches this season at an average of 3.44 goals-per-game – more than any other campaign in the history of the Isuzu UTE A-League.

CompetitionGames playedGoalsGoals-Per-Game
Australian A-League Men983373.44
English Premier League2387673.22
Dutch Eredivisie1896063.21
German Bundesliga1895953.15
Portuguese Primeira Liga1885442.89
Belgian Jupiler Pro League2005682.84
Spanish LaLiga2406332.64
Austrian Bundesliga1082812.60
Italian Serie A2366102.58
French Ligue 11894772.52
Scottish Premiership1463682.52
Data via Opta

That figure eclipses the 3.17 goals-per-game averaged during the 2015-16 season, which saw 444 goals scored across 140 fixtures.

If you compare that figure to the major leagues across Europe, the A-League Men stands at the top, just ahead of England’s Premier League, widely considered the best league on the planet.

But it’s not only the goals per game that is on the rise in the Isuzu UTE A-League this term – it’s also the drama.

Isuzu UTE A-League SeasonInjury-time Goals
Data via Opta

There have been 48 stoppage-time goals scored across the league so far this term – exactly as many as each of the last two seasons and the joint-most of any season in the competition’s history. And that’s with 10 full rounds still to play!

In Round 16, there were two six-goal thrillers. Adelaide United and Perth Glory played out a dramatic 3-3 draw, while 10-man Western Sydney Wanderers rallied to a 3-3 draw at home to Newcastle Jets.

It took the season tally of six-goal matches to 19, five more than any other campaign in the Isuzu UTE A-League’s history.

There have also been eight seven-goal goals in 2023-24, only once before have there been more in a single campaign (9 in 2018-19).

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