Premiership match preview and statistics: Auckland City fight Waitakere United

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Competition: New Zealand Premiership
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 02:00 (UTC)
Venue: Kiwitea Street

Auckland City perform at a high level so far being 1st in the table. Waitakere United can look both up and down from their 4th position.

Insights:
  • Auckland City has the fewest conceded goals (10) in Premiership
  • Waitakere United has the most scored goals (13) away in Premiership

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Auckland City form and stats

Auckland City, who have the fewest conceded goals (10) in Premiership, have been outstanding at home so far in the Premiership with 6 wins, 0 draws and only 0 losses.

Auckland shared the glory with Wellington Phoenix Res in their last match, an away game that ended all square 1-1. Ahead of that match, Auckland won a home game hosting Canterbury United (2-0).

Auckland can score goals in their home matches. After 6 league matches they have found the net 14 times. Auckland City are not conceding a lot of goals here at Kiwitea Street in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 4 from 6 matches.

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Waitakere United form and stats

The visitors, who have the most scored goals (13) away in Premiership, are W2-D2-L2 on the road this term. That's in the Premiership.

Waitakere United won their last game, 2-0 versus Hawke's Bay United played at home. A 2-3 defeat away at Hamilton Wanderers before that.

Waitakere United have scored more than twice on average per away game (in the league), an impressive attacking display. They have 13 goals from 6 away matches. As for defending, Waitakere rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 11 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Waitakere United - Auckland 0-3. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Auckland won seven games, one match ended with a draw and Waitakere United has two wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: eight / two

Top Goalscorers

Auckland CityL. Rogerson
L. Rogerson
7 goals
Waitakere UnitedA. Greive
A. Greive
6 goals
Auckland CityD. Manickum
D. Manickum
5 goals

Auckland City missing players

Waitakere United missing players

Auckland City Waitakere United
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
13 6 2 Played P 1 6 13
8 6 2 Won W 1 2 4
3 0 0 Drew D 0 2 5
2 0 0 Lost L 0 2 4
25 14 3 Scored S 4 13 26
10 4 1 Conceded C 3 11 24
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
77% 83% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 100%
54% 67% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 67% 69%
31% 33% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 100% 67% 62%
8% 17% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 100% 33% 31%
54% 67% 50% BTTS BTTS 100% 67% 62%
31% 33% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 17% 23%
15% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 17% 15%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.6 1.3 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.5 1.7
2 1 1 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
10.2 13 9 Shots (avg) S ( 11 10 11.1
4.8 6.2 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 8 5 5.5
40% 38% 30% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 43% 36%
Key stats in Premiership this season:
  • All of Waitakere United's matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Auckland City has the fewest conceded goals (10) in Premiership
  • Auckland City has the fewest conceded goals (4) at home in Premiership
  • Auckland City has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (4) in Premiership
  • Auckland City has the fewest conceded goals in the second half (6) in Premiership
  • Auckland City has the most clean sheets (4) in Premiership
  • Auckland City has the most matches under the total-line (7) in Premiership
  • Auckland City has the most points (18) at home in Premiership
  • Auckland City has the the best goal difference (+15) in Premiership
  • Auckland City have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Auckland City have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Auckland City have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Auckland City have won all their matches at home so far.
  • Auckland City haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Auckland City is in the best form (4-2-0)
  • Waitakere United has the most scored goals (13) away in Premiership
  • Waitakere United haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Auckland City 13 8 3 2 25 10 6 6 0 0 14 4 7 2 3 2 11 6 15 27
2 Team Wellington 13 6 5 2 32 19 6 4 1 1 22 10 7 2 4 1 10 9 13 23
3 Hamilton Wanderers 13 5 5 3 20 18 7 2 3 2 9 11 6 3 2 1 11 7 2 20
4 Waitakere United 13 4 5 4 26 24 7 2 3 2 13 13 6 2 2 2 13 11 2 17
5 Eastern Suburbs 13 4 4 5 23 22 7 2 4 1 17 8 6 2 0 4 6 14 1 16
6 Canterbury United 13 4 3 6 16 23 6 3 0 3 6 10 7 1 3 3 10 13 -7 15
7 Hawke's Bay United 13 4 1 8 16 27 6 2 1 3 7 14 7 2 0 5 9 13 -11 13
8 Wellington Phoenix Res 13 2 4 7 17 32 7 1 3 3 7 10 6 1 1 4 10 22 -15 10

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The New Zealand Football Championship, also known by the sponsorship name ISPS Handa Premiership, is the top level of football in New Zealand. The season runs from October to April and has 18 regular fixtures played by ten teams, followed by a playoff series and a Grand Final.