Stats analysis: Phoenix 3-0 Victory


Take a look at the stats that mattered in Melbourne Victory’s 3-0 loss to Wellington Phoenix in Tuesday’s rescheduled Round 7 match of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season.

Match comparison

Victory had more of the ball against Wellington but failed to make an impact in the front third.

Despite having more possession, Victory recorded its lowest tally of shots on target since last month’s Round 9 draw with Perth Glory.

Busy in defence

Starting in his second straight game, Nick Ansell did his best to keep Wellington’s forwards at bay.

He recorded a team high for passes and clearances, and had the best passing accuracy of players in Victory’s starting XI.

Goalless for once

While Victory was held scoreless for the first time this season against the Phoenix, it has still scored the most goals in the Hyundai A-League after 15 completed rounds.

Victory, ranked eighth for total shots, also has the best conversion rate of any team in the competition.