STAT ATTACK

In this week’s stat attack we take a look at all the facts and numbers surrounding our clash against Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium on Friday night.

In this week-s stat attack we take a look at all the facts and numbers surrounding our clash against Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium on Friday night.

Last week Melbourne Heart suffered a 2-1 loss to Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium, while Adelaide United travelled to New Zealand and picked up an important 1-0 win over Wellington Phoenix.

The last time these two sides met it ended in a 2-2 draw at Coopers Stadium, with Heart giving up a 2-1 lead thanks to a last-minute equaliser from Ryan Grifiths.

Adelaide will be looking to boost their chances of a home semi-final and will be no easy task for the Red & White.

Adelaide United vs Melbourne Heart FC - Adelaide United have managed one win in their last five at home against Melbourne Heart (D3 L1). - Melbourne Heart have won only once in eight previous league matches against Adelaide United (D4 L3). - Adelaide United are unbeaten in eight league games at home, the longest run by any side this season (W6 D2). - No side has won fewer games on the road this term than Melbourne Heart (1). - Adelaide United have scored 27 home goals this season, a league-high. - Melbourne Heart have gone four league games without a win (D1 L3). - Adelaide United have conceded just once over their last three in the A-League. - Adelaide United are the only side yet to win having gone behind this season (D1 L5).

Players - Only Eugene Galekovic has played in every game for Adelaide United so far this season. - Nigel Boogaard has the equal second most red cards in the A-League this season. - Only Newcastle Jets- Adam Taggart (85) has attempted more shots than Melbourne Heart player, David Williams this campaign (69). - Adelaide United have the worst disciplinary record in the league. - Eli Babalj is the highest goal-scorer for Heart in clashes between these two sides (3), while Sergio van Dijk leads United-s list (4). - Adelaide United has the best shot conversion rate in the league (17.7%). - The first ever time these two sides met, Iain Ramsay scored the winning goal in a 3-2 win for Adelaide. - All of Orlando Engelaar-s four goals for Melbourne Heart have been the first goals of the match. - Adelaide United are the only side to have three players score eight or more goals this campaign.