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A-League snapshot - Week 9

Hyundai A-League Week 8 Fast Facts

After scoring two goals in Adelaide United's two-nil win over Perth Glory on Friday, Adelaide striker Sergio van Dijk has now scored 29 goals in 57 Hyundai A-League appearances, an average of 0.51 goals per game. Leading into week 9 of the 2010/11 Hyundai A-League season Van Dijk is currently one of only two players to have a scoring rate of above 0.5 goals per game, excluding players with less than 10 goals.

Highest Goals Per Game Ratios (at least 10 goals scored) after week 8 0.63 goals per game - Shane Smeltz (42 goals / 67 games) 0.51 goals per game - Sergio van Dijk (29 goals / 57 games) 0.48 goals per game - Archie Thompson (49 goals / 102 games) 0.47 goals per game - Eugene Dadi (15 goals / 32 games) 0.47 goals per game - Joel Griffiths (28 goals / 60 games) 0.43 goals per game - Paul Ifill (16 goals / 37 games) 0.42 goals per game - Damian Mori (15 goals / 36 games) 0.40 goals per game - Danny Allsopp (36 goals / 89 games) 0.38 goals per game - Nikita Rukavytsya (16 goals / 42 games) 0.38 goals per game - Bobby Despotovski (11 goals / 29 games)

Hyundai A-League Week 9 Snapshot

Gold Coast United (7) v Wellington Phoenix (4) Friday, 1 October 2010, Skilled Park, 8.00pm local

- Troy Hearfield is set to make his 50th Hyundai A-League appearance for the Wellington Phoenix.

Central Coast Mariners (3) v North Queensland Fury (10) Saturday, 2 October 2010, Bluetongue Stadium, 5.15pm local

- Central Coast Mariners are aiming for their fourth win in a row at home, which would equal the club's record longest home winning streak; the Mariners are also aiming for their seventh undefeated match at home - the Mariners have yet to lose a match at home this calendar year.

Perth Glory (6) v Brisbane Roar (2) Sunday, 3 October 2010, nib Stadium, 5.00pm local (7.00pm AEST)

- Brisbane Roar will be aiming to put a halt to an eight match winless streak on the road - the last time the Roar won away was in November 2009 (W2-0 v Adelaide United @ Hindmarsh Stadium).

Sydney FC (11) v Adelaide United (1) Monday, 4 October 2010, Sydney Football Stadium, 5.00pm local

- Adelaide United have been undefeated in their past ten games, and will create the league's second longest run of undefeated matches (11) should they not lose to Sydney FC this weekend. The Hyundai A-League's longest undefeated streak currently stands at 12 matches, set by Central Coast Mariners (November 2005 to February 2006).

BIRTHDAY BOYS - Steven McGarry (Perth Glory) turned 31 on Tuesday 28 September - Aleks Vrteski (Perth Glory) turned 22 on Tuesday 28 September - Marvin Angulo (Melbourne Victory) turns 24 on Thursday 30 September - Osama Malik (North Queensland Fury) turns 20 on Thursday 30 September

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