Brisbane have extended their lead at the league's summit to 5 points. Leading into Round 10 we crunch some pivotal stats, as those trailing try to bridge the gap.
Brisbane Roar have extended their lead at the league's summit to 5 points. Leading into Round 10 we crunch some pivotal statistics, as those trailing try to bridge the gap.
Melbourne Victory v Perth Glory 13 December 7.30pm AAMI Park
Melbourne Victory have won three of their last four A-League clashes with Perth (L1); including a 2-1 win in last season-s play-offs.
Defeat at the hands of Newcastle at the weekend ended a five game unbeaten run at home for the Victory (W4 D1).
Perth have won just two of their 13 previous trips to take on the Victory in the A-League; drawing four and losing seven.
No team has scored more headed goals this season than Perth (3).
Wellington Phoenix v Brisbane Roar 14 December 5.30pm Westpac Stadium
Wellington have drawn their last three home games, conceding just one goal.
Phoenix have won just one of their last 10 clashes with Brisbane, losing seven (D2).
Brisbane have won 10 of their last 13 A-League matches (L3).
The Roar are unbeaten in their last three A-League trips to New Zealand (W2 D1).
Adelaide United v Central Coats Mariners 14 December 5.00pm Coopers Stadium
Adelaide are without a win in eight A-League matches (D3 L5); having enjoyed a 3-1 win over Perth on the opening weekend.
United have lost each of their last nine A-League clashes with Central Coast Mariners; including a 1-0 win on Matchday 3.
Central Coast Mariners are unbeaten in four away matches (W2 D2).
The Mariners have kept three clean sheets in their last five meetings with Adelaide; conceding just two goals in total.
Newcastle Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers 14 December 7.45pm Hunter Stadium
Jets- ‘keeper Mark Birighitti has made more saves (36) than any other player this season.
Newcastle have won four of their last five in the A-League (L1).
After winning their last seven away games last season, the Wanderers have won just two of their five games on the road this season (D2 L1).
Three of the four clean sheets that the Wanderers have kept this season have come away from home.
Sydney FC v Melbourne Heart 15 December 5.00pm Allianz Stadium
Sydney have won just two of their 10 A-League meetings with Melbourne Heart. However, both wins have come in their last three meetings.
Sydney are yet to drop a single point from leading positions this season, winning all five games that they have struck out in front of.
Melbourne Heart-s winless run now stretches to 14 A-League matches (D4 L10). Their last win was against Sydney FC in February.
Melbourne Heart have hit the target with just 31% of their shots this season; the worst accuracy in the league.