With just two wins separating fourth to ninth on the Hyundai A-League ladder, another invaluable three points goes on the line this weekend for all our teams.
With just two wins separating fourth to ninth on the Hyundai A-League ladder, another invaluable three points are up for grabs this weekend as teams push for a finals berth. Here are some of the stats pertaining to Round 17 that may help your team over the line.
Melbourne Heart v Sydney FC 31 January 7.30pm AAMI Park
Melbourne Heart have one win in six league games against Sydney FC (D2 L3).
Melbourne Heart have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 10 home games in the A-League.
Sydney FC have lost only once in six previous visits to Melbourne Heart in the A-League (W1 D4).
Mate Dugandzic bagged a brace in the last meeting involving both of these sides.
Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory 31 January 6.45pm (9.45pm AEDT) nib Stadium
Perth Glory have not conceded an A-League goal at home in their last 270 minutes of action.
Perth Glory have never kept a clean sheet at home to Melbourne Victory in the A-League; they have hosted Victory on 12 previous occasions.
Melbourne Victory have scored at least once in each of their last 10 matches in the A-League against Perth Glory.
Melbourne Victory have recorded just two wins in their last 10 league visits to Perth Glory (D1 L7).
Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United 1 February 7.30pm (5.30pm AEDT) Eden Park, Auckland
Wellington have lost just one of their last seven A-League matches at home, but four of these games have ended in a draw (W2).
Wellington Phoenix have one win in in seven league meetings against Adelaide United (D2 L4).
Adelaide are currently on the longest unbeaten run in the A-League - seven games (W4 D3).
Adelaide United have never kept a clean sheet away at Wellington Phoenix in the A-League (eight games played).
Newcastle Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers 1 February 7.45pm Hunter Stadium
Adam Taggart has scored three goals from outside the area in open play this season; a league-high.
Newcastle Jets have never scored at home to Western Sydney Wanderers (L2).
Western Sydney Wanderers have won three successive games against Newcastle Jets in the A-League.
Western Sydney Wanderers- Mark Bridge has claimed four goals in his last three appearances against Newcastle Jets.
Brisbane Roar v Central Coast Mariners 2 February 5.00pm Suncorp Stadium
Brisbane Roar have scored at least once in 15 of their last 16 league meetings with Central Coast Mariners.
No player has created more chances for his teammates this season than Brisbane Roar-s Thomas Broich (54).
No side has kept more clean sheets this term than the Central Coast Mariners (7).
Only one of the last nine matches between these sides has ended in a draw.