Round 19 | The Stats

With just four points separating fifth to ninth position, the race for the finals is reaching a boiling point.

With just four points separating fifth to ninth position, the race for the finals is reaching a boiling point. Here are some of the stats pertaining to Round 19 that may help your team over the line.

Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners Friday February 14 Coopers Stadium

Adelaide United have only lost one of their last nine league games (W5 D3).

Adelaide United have lost nine of their last 10 A-League matches against Central Coast Mariners however, the hosts won the last meeting between these sides.

Central Coast Mariners have recorded seven clean sheets this season, no side has managed more.

The Mariners are the only side in the A-League this season yet to concede a goal in the opening 15 minutes of a match. Sydney FC v Perth Glory Saturday February 15 Allianz Stadium

Sydney FC are unbeaten in five A-League games at home to Perth Glory (W4 D1).

Eight of the last 11 goals scored at home by Sydney FC have arrived in the first half.

Shane Smeltz (Perth Glory) has scored three goals in his last three league appearances against Sydney FC.

Perth Glory have scored the highest proportion of goals from outside the box in open play (33%).

Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Heart Sunday February 16 Westpac Stadium

Wellington Phoenix are unbeaten at home to Melbourne Heart in the A-League (W4 D1).

Wellington Phoenix have scored at least once in each of their last eight league matches, the longest streak this season by any side.

Melbourne Heart are undefeated in their last four matches and have registered the most points of any team in the league during this time (W3 D1).

Melbourne Heart have registered just one win in their last nine against Wellington Phoenix in league competition (D3 L5).

Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets Sunday February 16 Suncorp Stadium

Brisbane Roar have averaged the highest share of possession this term (58.1%).

Brisbane Roar are without a win in four league games against Newcastle Jets, scoring just one goal during that period (D1 L3).

Newcastle Jets have only lost twice in 12 previous A-League visits to Brisbane Roar (W8 D2).

Joey Gibbs scored in the 87th minute against Brisbane Roar in the last league meeting involving these sides, sealing a win for Newcastle Jets.