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Sydney FC vs. Adelaide 3/28/2021 Australia A League Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Sydney FC challenges Adelaide on 3/28/2021.

Sydney FC challenges Adelaide in a regular season match. Sydney FC with a record of 5.0-4.0-3.0 this season comes into this game with a 2.0-2.0-1.0 record on the road. Adelaide is 7.0-1.0-4.0 this season and is 4.0-0.0-1.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Sydney FC and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their previous match, Sydney FC came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Facing a hostile crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic may be part of a winning recipe.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Adelaide and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their previous match, they were victorious and look to build upon this result. Now on their home pitch, they look continue the positive momentum in familiar and friendly territory against Sydney FC.

The Sydney FC Roster

The Players to Watch for the Sydney FC

Rhyan Grant DF

As a shooter, Rhyan Grant had 9 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Rhyan Grant has 2 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Rhyan Grant had 12 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Rhyan Grant has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Rhyan Grant has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Rhyan Grant has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 15 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Joel King DF

As a shooter, Joel King had 1 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Joel King has 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Joel King had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sydney FC teammates, Joel King had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Joel King has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Joel King has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 0 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Alex Wilkinson DF

Alex Wilkinson has 5 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Alex Wilkinson had 1 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Alex Wilkinson had 12 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sydney FC teammates, Alex Wilkinson had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Alex Wilkinson has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Alex Wilkinson has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 6 fouls this season. He has drawn 4 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Kosta Barbarouses FW

Kosta Barbarouses has 33 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Kosta Barbarouses had 13 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Kosta Barbarouses has 8 goals scored this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Kosta Barbarouses has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Kosta Barbarouses has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Kosta Barbarouses has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 17 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Luke Brattan MF

Luke Brattan has 13 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Luke Brattan has 6 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Luke Brattan has 9 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sydney FC teammates, Luke Brattan had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Luke Brattan has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Luke Brattan has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Anthony Cáceres MF

As a shooter, Anthony Cáceres had 19 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Anthony Cáceres has 3 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Anthony Cáceres had 9 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Anthony Cáceres has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Anthony Cáceres has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Anthony Cáceres has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 9 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Miloš Ninković MF

As a shooter, Miloš Ninković had 18 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Miloš Ninković has 8 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Miloš Ninković has 10 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Miloš Ninković has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Miloš Ninković has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Miloš Ninković has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 33 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Ryan McGowan DF

Ryan McGowan has 5 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Ryan McGowan had 2 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Ryan McGowan has 9 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sydney FC teammates, Ryan McGowan had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Ryan McGowan has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ryan McGowan has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 6 fouls this season. He has drawn 3 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

The Adelaide Roster

The Players to Watch for the Adelaide

Louis D’Arrigo MF

As a shooter, Louis D’Arrigo had 10 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Louis D’Arrigo has 2 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Louis D’Arrigo has 11 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Adelaide teammates, Louis D’Arrigo had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Louis D’Arrigo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Louis D’Arrigo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 16 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Jordan Elsey DF

Jordan Elsey has 1 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jordan Elsey had 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Jordan Elsey has 12 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Adelaide teammates, Jordan Elsey had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jordan Elsey has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jordan Elsey has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 3 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Ben Halloran MF,FW

As a shooter, Ben Halloran had 22 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Ben Halloran has 8 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Ben Halloran has 11 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Ben Halloran has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Ben Halloran has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ben Halloran has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 16 fouls this season. He has drawn 28 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Joe Caletti MF

Joe Caletti has 4 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Joe Caletti has 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Joe Caletti has 8 goals scored this season. He is not known for scoring goals. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Adelaide teammates, Joe Caletti had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Joe Caletti has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Joe Caletti has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 15 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Michael Jakobsen DF

Michael Jakobsen has 4 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Michael Jakobsen had 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Michael Jakobsen has 8 goals scored this season. He is not known for scoring goals. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Adelaide teammates, Michael Jakobsen had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Michael Jakobsen has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Michael Jakobsen has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 3 fouls this season. He has drawn 4 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Stefan Mauk MF,FW

Stefan Mauk has 14 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Stefan Mauk has 8 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Stefan Mauk has 8 goals scored this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Stefan Mauk has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Stefan Mauk has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Stefan Mauk has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 18 fouls this season. He has drawn 19 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Noah Smith DF

Noah Smith has 3 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Noah Smith has 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Noah Smith has 8 goals scored this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Noah Smith has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Noah Smith has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Noah Smith has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 6 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Tomi Juric FW

As a shooter, Tomi Juric had 15 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Tomi Juric has 8 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Tomi Juric had 6 goals this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Tomi Juric has 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Tomi Juric has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Tomi Juric has 3 Red Cards this season. He has committed 6 fouls this season. He has drawn 19 fouls this season in Australia A League action.

Sydney FC Team Stats

The Sydney FC Offensive Stats and Metrics

Sydney FC scored 1.17 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Sydney FC was able to score 0.83 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Sydney FC converted on 0.22 of attempted shots on goal. One of two things are happening here, this is a team that is extremely able to take shots on goal or they are just taking poor shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Sydney FC attempts 5.33 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Sydney FC attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 34.2% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Sydney FC Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Sydney FC was able to hold opponents to 1.0 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Sydney FC goalkeepers fended off 4.33 shots per 90 minutes. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

Sydney FC goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 7690.0% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Sydney FC goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 25.0% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Sydney FC Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Sydney FC had 19.67 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Sydney FC in the top 18 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Sydney FC had 11.67 interceptions. This puts Sydney FC in the top 38 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Sydney FC has committed 10.58 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Sydney FC is in the top 6 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Sydney FC drew 10.83 fouls. Sydney FC is in the top 84 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Sydney FC had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.17 times per 90 minutes of action. Sydney FC is in the top 82 percentile in offside calls against them.

Adelaide Team Stats

The Adelaide Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Adelaide was able to score 1.58 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Adelaide scored those goals off assists 63.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.00 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Adelaide converted on 0.35 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Adelaide attempts 4.5 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Adelaide is able to get 37.8% of their shots to be on goal(target). They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Adelaide Defensive Stats and Metrics

Adelaide gave up 1.67 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 5.58 shots were saved by Adelaide goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. This defense plays with fire far too often due to their inability to prevent shots on goal.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 7010.0% of shots on target were saved by Adelaide goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. Adelaide goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 25.0% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Adelaide Utility Stats

Adelaide tried 17.17 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Adelaide in the top 38 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Adelaide had 13.25 interceptions. Adelaide is in the top 11 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Adelaide commits 13.25 fouls. Adelaide is in the top 47 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Adelaide drew 11.75 fouls. This puts Adelaide in the top 68 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Adelaide had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.42 times per 90 minutes of action. Adelaide is in the top 18 percentile in offside calls against them.

Sydney FC vs. Adelaide Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Sydney FC 1 Adelaide 1

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