STAT ATTACK

In this week’s stat attack we look at all the numbers surrounding our home clash against the Wellington Phoenix on Sunday afternoon.

In this week-s stat attack we pick out some player stats and look at all the numbers surrounding our home clash against the Wellington Phoenix on Sunday afternoon.

The last time these two teams were in battle it resulted in a massive 5-0 win to Melbourne Heart, the biggest win in the club-s history. It remains the only time Heart have ever scored more than four goals in one game.

David Williams scored three of those five goals, becoming the first and so far only Melbourne Heart player to score a hat-trick in a Hyundai A-League match. It was also Orlando Engelaar-s first ever HAL goal.

But Melbourne Heart-s record over the Phoenix in Melbourne in recent times has not something to cheer over, with two draws and a loss in their past three encounters at AAMI Park. Heart have only ever defeated the Phoenix once in Melbourne, and that was all the way back in September of 2010.

Heart-s record of seven games without defeat came to an end on Saturday, with a 1-0 loss away to Newcastle. But a win against the Phoenix would give Heart a club record of seven wins in their past nine games.

Melbourne Heart vs Wellington Phoenix

- Wellington Phoenix have only lost one of their last seven league games against Melbourne Heart however, that defeat came in the most recent meeting when they lost 5-0. - Wellington Phoenix have scored the most goals away from home in the A-League this season (19), but have also conceded the most (22). - Eight of Wellington Phoenix-s last 10 A-League games have seen them both score and concede. - Kenny Cunningham has scored in three successive A-League matches for Phoenix and has scored in six of his last seven for the club in the competition. - Melbourne Heart have had the most shots in the league this season (254), but have the worst shooting accuracy of any team (40.6%) - Wellington Phoenix have only drawn one game this season after scoring first, losing two and winning five. - The Phoenix have only scored once this season in the opening fifteen minutes of a game. - Wellington are the only side to have not conceded a goal via a penalty all season. - Melbourne Heart have scored the most amount of set-piece goals in the league this season (39.3%).

Players

- Glen Moss has conceded the most goals by any goalkeeper in the league so far this season (33). - Iain Ramsay and Mate Dugandzic, Heart's left and right forwards, have the equal most assists at the club in 2013-14 with four each. - Vince Lia has the third most passes in the opposition half (820) so far this season, just behind Thomas Broich and Luke Brattan from Brisbane Roar. - Carlos Hernandez has the equal most assists in the league so far (8), with the second most chances created (58). - David Williams and Stein Huysegems are locked in equal second on the goal-scoring charts with 10 goals each. - Stein Huysegems, Ben Sigmund and Vince Lia are the only players to have started every game for the Phoenix this season. - Aziz Behich has attempted the most dribbles from Melbourne Heart with a total of 43. Phoenix's best is Kenny Cunningham with 53. - Despite having the likes of Carlos Hernandez, the Phoenix have not scored a goal from a direct free-kick all season.