Stats analysis: Adelaide 0-2 Victory


Take a look at the stats that mattered in Melbourne Victory’s 2-0 win over Adelaide United in Round 14 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season.

Match comparison

It was another efficient Victory outfit that secured its second win in Adelaide this season. The Reds had more shots on goal, though Victory made the most of its chances.

Possession and passing stats were similar, but Victory’s defence worked harder after being forced into almost double the amount of Adelaide’s clearances.

Dependable Donachie

While many of the plaudits have gone to Victory’s attackers recently, James Donachie has emerged as one of the team’s most consistent performers.

Donachie was a rock in defence against United, with his distribution a highlight.

The 23-year-old has played seven straight games, including six as a starter, since Round 8.

Displinary Record

Defender Alan Baro has become the club’s first suspended player this season after receiving his fifth yellow card of the campaign against Adelaide.

Victory has copped the fourth lowest amount of cautions in the competition this season with 30, and is one of only two teams not to have received a red card.