A-League In Focus – Adelaide United vs Western Sydney Wanderers Preview

When? Sunday 26th November, 08:00 (UK)

Where? Coopers Stadium

What channel is it on? BT Sport 2

Are tickets still available?

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STATS & FACTS
Head-to-head – last five meetings: Adelaide United W1, Western Sydney Wanderers W1, D3
Head-to-head – A-League meetings: Adelaide United W5, Western Sydney Wanderers W5, D6
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Adelaide United W5, Western Sydney Wanderers W5, D6

Western Sydney Wanderers have not lost to Adelaide in any of their last three A-League outings (W1, D2).

Five of the last seven meetings between the two clubs have ended in draws.

Of the 16 matches that have been played between the two clubs, Western Sydney just edge it in terms of goals (21 vs 18).

Western Sydney Wanderers are unbeaten in the A-League this season, but they have drawn five of their first six matches. This includes all four of their away fixtures and they have not won since the opening weekend when they beat Perth Glory in front of their own fans.

Former Wigan forward Oriol Riera is their top scorer at present with four A-League goals from six appearances.

The Wanderers have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their first six matches of the season, conceding eight goals in the process - an average of 1.66 goals against per game.

Adelaide bought an end to a run of four A-League fixtures without a win last weekend when they beat Central Coast Mariners 2-1.

Adelaide and Western Sydney are two of three teams that have not managed to keep a clean sheet this season.

Adelaide are one of four teams that have scored just eight goals in the A-League this season, making them the joint lowest scorers in the division.

Adelaide United have the worst home record in the A-League this season with just a solitary point from three games.

Adelaide United have conceded 10 goals from their first seven fixtures - an average of 1.42 goals against per game.

Adelaide’s top scorer in the A-League is a mantle shared by three players at present with Ryan Kitto, Vince Lia and Johan Absalonsen chipping in with two goals each.

MEMORABLE MEETING
May 2016 would see these two teams go head-to-head in the A-League Grand Final and it would be Adelaide that would go on to win the trophy thanks to a 3-1 win at the Adelaide Oval.