We’ve taken a look at Opta Data for all the stats ahead of #EraseRacism Round 22 of the Hyundai A-League and there are interesting statistical talking points for all five matches.
Sydney FC v Melbourne City FC
Friday March 20, 7.40pm AEDT, Allianz Stadium
*Having won none of their first seven Hyundai A-League meetings with City (D5 L2), Sydney have won four of the last seven (D1 L2).
*Melbourne City have only failed to score once in six previous Hyundai A-League visits to Sydney.
Sydney have won six of their last seven A-League games (D1), scoring 25 goals in the process, while City are winless in five away games (D1 L4), failing to score in four of those.
*Marc Janko has scored 12 goals in his last seven Hyundai A-League games for Sydney.
*No player has been booked more times than Melbourne’s Jacob Melling this season (7).
Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Newcastle Jets
Saturday March 21, 5.00pm AEDT, Pirtek Stadium
*Newcastle Jets have never failed to score in four previous away Hyundai A-League games against Western Sydney Wanderers (W2 D1 L1).
*The Wanderers have alternated between defeat and victory in their last five home games, losing their most recent match.
*The Wanderers have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last six Hyundai A-League outings, however, the Jets have failed to score in any of their last three.
*No side has won fewer games this Hyundai A-League season than Newcastle Jets (1), while no side has lost more than the Wanderers (13).
*Newcastle Jets have scored fewer (16) and conceded more (45) goals than any other Hyundai A-League side this season.
Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory
Saturday March 21, 7.30pm (local), Coopers Stadium
*Melbourne Victory have won none of their last six away games against Adelaide (D2 L4).
*Adelaide are unbeaten in four home games (W3 D1), scoring 12 goals in that run, while Victory have lost none of their last four on the road (W2 D2), scoring 11 goals in that time.
*No side has conceded fewer goals than Adelaide this Hyundai A-League season (24).
*Adelaide and Melbourne Victory are two of the three sides yet to receive a red card this Hyundai A-League season (along with Wellington Phoenix).
*Besart Berisha has scored five and assisted three more goals in his last eight Hyundai A-League games.
Central Coast Mariners v Perth Glory
Sunday March 22, 3.00pm AEDT, Central Coast Stadium
*Perth have won just once in the Hyundai A-League in Gosford, back in November this season. They have lost 12 and drawing two of their 14 visits prior to that.
*Following a 10-game unbeaten run, Glory are winless in their last eight (D5 L3).
*The Mariners have alternated between victory and defeat in their last five home games, winning their most recent match.
*Perth have both scored and conceded in 10 of their last 11 Hyundai A-League matches. The other ended 0-0.
*No side has lost more home Hyundai A-League games this season than the Mariners (6), while Perth Glory have conceded just nine goals on the road this season, fewer than any other side.
Brisbane Roar FC v Wellington Phoenix
Sunday March 22, 4.00pm (local), Suncorp Stadium
*Brisbane have won six of their last seven meetings with the Nix (L1), scoring at least twice in each victory.
*Wellington has never won or kept a clean sheet in 12 previous visits to Brisbane (D2 L10) in the Hyundai A-League.
*Roar have received fewer yellow cards than any other side this season (32), while Wellington are one of three sides yet to receive a red card (along with Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United).
*Brisbane Roar have scored just seven goals at home this Hyundai A-League season, fewer than any other side.
*No side has won more Hyundai A-League away games than Wellington Phoenix this season (6).