A-League In Focus – Adelaide United vs Sydney FC Preview

When? Friday 1st December, 08:50 (UK)

Where? Coopers Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 2

Are tickets still available?

Adelaide United & Sydney FC - http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=AUFC0918

STATS & FACTS
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Adelaide United W1, Sydney FC W2, D2
Head-to-head – A-League meetings: Adelaide United W17, Sydney FC W15, D7
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Adelaide United W17, Sydney FC W15, D7

Adelaide United have both scored and conceded 10 goals from their first eight A-League matches - an average of 1.25 goals against per game.

Adelaide come into this game having won their last two A-League outings with wins over the Central Coast Mariners and Western Sydney Wanderers. The win over Western Sydney Wanderers was Adelaide United’s first home league win of the season.

Ryan Kitto is Adelaide United’s top goalscorer this season with four goals; he is responsible for 40% of the club’s league goals in this campaign.

Sydney FC also come into this game having won their last two A-League matches, with two home wins over Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar.

Subsequently both clubs are the only teams to have currently won back-to-back fixtures in the A-League.

Sydney FC have the best defensive record in the A-League at present, conceding just eight goals in as many matches - an average of one goal against per game.

Sydney FC have the second best attacking record in the division with 14 goals from their first eight games - an average of 1.75 goals per game.

Bobo is Sydney FC’s top scorer in the A-League this season; he has found the net on five occasions and is responsible for 36% of Sydney FC’s league goals in this campaign.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Boxing Day brought little cheer for Adelaide United last year as they were soundly beaten by Sydney FC in front of their own fans. No late Christmas celebrations for the home team as the visitors cruised to a 4-0 festive win.