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Key stats ahead of Western United’s clash with Wellington in Ballarat

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Western United has the best crossing accuracy stats from open play in the Hyundai A-League. 

The stats gurus at Opta tell us it’s 29.3%.

The Green and Black have shown how threatening they can be when they pick out their teammates with a cross this season. 

In fact, crosses have led to United’s last six goals in the competition.

Round 9 against Melbourne Victory saw all three of United’s goals come from crosses.

The following week saw Aaron Calver pick out Besart Berisha to make it 2-0 against the Roar.

And in round 11, Calver received good karma. The star defender got on the end of a pin-point Connor Pain cross to level the scores against the Wanderers with just minutes left in regulation time. 

 

Here are  key stats ahead of the historic clash in Ballarat:

  • Western United’s Andrew Durante boasts a passing accuracy of 91.4% this A-League campaign, the second-highest of any player to have made at least 200 passes.
  • Western United FC has made nine total shots (inc. blocks) from direct free-kicks this A-League campaign – more than any other team in the competition.
  • Western United (29.3%) have the highest accuracy from open-play crosses of any teams this A-League campaign.
  • Western United FC picked up a 1-0 win in their last A-League game against Wellington Phoenix, which also happened to be their first-ever game in the competition.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Western United’s next home game is against Wellington Phoenix at Mars Stadium, Ballarat on December 28. Kick-off is 5:00 pm.

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