Opta stats for Hyundai A-League Round 4

Who’s made the most tackles? Which teams have form in this fixture? All the key stats heading into this weekend’s round of Hyundai A-League action.

Melbourne City FC v Adelaide United

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Melbourne City have failed to win any of their last four games against Adelaide United (D3 L1).

Adelaide United have tasted defeat just once in their last five visits to City (W3 D1).

Marcelo Carrusca (Adelaide United) has scored in two of the last three league meetings involving these sides.

City are on a winless run of nine games in the Hyundai A-League (L5 D4).

City have failed to win any of their opening three games this Hyundai A-League season (D2 L1) – it took them until their 15th game of 2013-14 to pick up their first victory.

Adelaide are unbeaten in the A-League this season (W2 D1). They haven’t gone unbeaten in the opening four matchdays of a league season since 2010-11 (W2 D2).

Melbourne City have the two more prolific crossers (excl. corners) in the Hyundai A-League this season – Damien Duff and Aaron Mooy (15 crosses each).

Aaron Mooy has also made more tackles than any other Hyundai A-League player so far in 2014-15 (18).

Adelaide United players Isaías and Tarak Elrich have made more interceptions than any other A-League player so far this season (14).


Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets    

Perth Glory are unbeaten in 12 at home to Newcastle Jets; winning the last seven (W8 D4).

Newcastle Jets have failed to win any other their last eight against Perth Glory (W6 D2).

Chris Harold has scored in successive league appearances for Perth Glory versus Newcastle Jets.

Perth Glory have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 15 Hyundai A-League matches.

Perth have won three successive Hyundai A-League home matches – they haven’t won four in a row at home in the history of the competition.

Newcastle Jets have won just one point from their opening three games of the season (D1 L2) – it took them until MD5 to pick up a victory in 2013-14.

The Jets have lost four and drawn one of their last five Hyundai A-League away games; scoring just four times in the process.

No side have produced more goal attempts from corner situations than Perth Glory (5) so far this season.

Perth have also attempted the most shots at goal with headers (9).


Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners

Sydney FC have suffered three consecutive defeats to Central Coast Mariners.

Central Coast Mariners have scored in eight of their last 10 visits to Sydney FC.

Corey Gameiro has scored in each of his last two appearances at home for Sydney.

Sydney FC have enjoyed an unbeaten start to this Hyundai A-League season (W2 D1) – they haven’t gone unbeaten through the opening four matches of an A-League season since 2009-10.

Sydney have scored in 15 successive games in the A-League (inc. finals matches).

At home, Sydney FC are unbeaten in seven successive A-League games (W5 D2), despite conceding a goal in every one of these matches.

Inc. finals matches, Central Coast Mariners have not drawn any of their last 17 A-League matches (W9 L8).

Sydney have fired in 26 long throws in the Hyundai A-League this season – more than any other side.


Melbourne Victory v Wellington Phoenix

Melbourne Victory have scored 3+ goals in six of their last eight meetings with Wellington Phoenix.

Wellington Phoenix have registered just two wins from a possible 16 against Melbourne Victory (D4 L10).

Jeremy Brockie has scored six goals from his last six appearances against Melbourne Victory.

Melbourne Victory have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 22 Hyundai A-League games (inc. finals matches).

Victory are unbeaten in their opening three games of the Hyundai A-League season (W2 D1) – they went unbeaten in their opening four A-League games in 2013-14 (W2 D2).

Wellington Phoenix are looking to win three Hyundai A-League games in a row for the first time since New Year’s Day 2014.

Phoenix have conceded in 15 successive games in the Hyundai A-League, at an average of 2.5 goals per game.

Besart Berisha has scored nine goals in his last nine Hyundai A-League appearances (inc. finals matches).

Berisha has scored four goals from just four shots on target this season in the Hyundai A-League.

Wellington’s Nathan Burns has had as many shots on target in the Hyundai A-League this season on his own as Brisbane Roar have in their three games (7).

Michael McGlinchey has created more chances than any other Hyundai A-League player this season (10) but is yet to assist a goal.

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