City v Reds: did you know?

Which defender has scored the most Hyundai A-League goals this season?

Robbie Cornthwaite? Michael Zullo? Tarek Elrich?

No, in fact it’s Adelaide United’s Dylan McGowan!

The Reds centre-back scored his third of the season against Perth Glory last weekend to top the list of goal-scoring defenders.

Check out these other Opta stats ahead of resurgent Adelaide’s trip to Melbourne City tonight.

  • If City skipper Bruno Fornaroli is fouled three more times, he’ll become the first player to win 100 fouls this season; no other player has won more than 71 (Andrew Hoole).
  •  Adelaide United have won three of their last four games against Melbourne City.

Mark Ochieng netted his first A-League goal as Adelaide United stunned Melbourne City 2-1 at Coopers Stadium.

  • Melbourne City are seeking successive home wins against the Reds for the first time in Hyundai A-League history after a 2-1 win when these teams last met in Melbourne. 
  • Adelaide are hunting consecutive road wins for the first time since Round 27 last season.
  • Melbourne City have scored exactly one goal in each of their last six Friday games, but only once in that span have they managed to win (D2, L3).  

Bruno Fornaroli (97) needs just three more to become the first player to win 100 fouls this Hyundai A-League season.

  • Adelaide United have hit the woodwork 13 times this season, twice more than any other team in the competition and six more times than Melbourne City.  
  • Melbourne City (433) and Adelaide United (395) have won more fouls than anyone else this season.