Opposition Focus: Eastern Suburbs AFC

Words: ACFC Media

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Picture: Phototek

GET the lowdown on Wednesday's opposition as we follow Auckland City FC's journey in the ISPS Handa Premiership.

OPPOSITION INFO:
FOUNDED: 1934
NICKNAME: The Lilywhites
COACH: Danny Hay

MATCH INFO:
DATE: Wednesday 24 January 2018
KICK OFF: 6pm
VENUE: William Green Domain, Auckland
COMPETITION: ISPS Handa Premiership
TICKET PRICE: Free Entry

MATCH STATS:
STIRLING SPORTS PREMIERSHIP 2016/17 SEASON
FINAL POSITION: 5th
PL: 18
W: 9
D: 3
L: 6
GF: 28
GA: 25
PTS: 30
GD: +3

MATCH STATS:
ISPS HANDA PREMIERSHIP 2017/18 SEASON
POSITION: 1st Equal
PL: 11
W: 7
D: 2
L: 2
GF: 24
GA: 15
PTS: 23
GD: +9

RECENT HOME FORM:
WIN-LOSS-DRAW-WIN-WIN

RECENT AWAY FORM:
WIN-WIN-LOSS-DRAW-WIN-WIN

TOP SCORERS:
Andre de Jong - 11 matches, 8 goals
Derek Tieku - 11 matches, 4 goals

GOALS STATS:
4.3% of Eastern Suburbs' goals arrive between 0-15 minutes
17.4% of Eastern Suburbs' goals arrive between 15-30 minutes
17.4% of Eastern Suburbs' goals arrive between 30-45 minutes
13% of Eastern Suburbs' goals arrive between 45-60 minutes
13% of Eastern Suburbs' goals arrive between 60-75 minutes
34.8% of Eastern Suburbs' goals arrive between 75-90 minutes

GOALS CONCEDED:
Average goals conceded by Eastern Suburbs at home = 1.20
Average goals conceded by Easter Suburbs away = 1.50

AVERAGE TIME FIRST GOAL SCORED AT HOME:
57 minutes

AVERAGE TIME FIRST GOAL CONCEDED AT HOME:
33 minutes

MATCHES VERSUS AUCKLAND CITY FC - 2015-2017
18.12.16 Eastern Suburbs AFC 0-1 Auckland City FC
05.03.17 Auckland City FC 2-1 Eastern Suburbs AFC

FAST FACTS

Eastern Suburbs AFC are the oldest club in the ISPS Handa Premiership and were founded in 1934.

The Lilywhites have won six ISPS Handa Chatham Cup titles in 1951, 1953, 1965, 1968, 1969 and 2015.

They have won one National League title (1971) and three Lotto NRFL Premier Division titles (1965, 1966 and 2015).

Former All Whites skipper Chris Zoricich holds the distinction of having coached both the Junior Navy Blues and the Lilywhites in the National Youth League set-up.

Eastern Suburbs AFC was formed as a result of a merger between Tamaki United AFC and Glen Innes.

Emiliano Tade has scored the most goals in fixtures between Auckland City FC and Eastern Suburbs AFC with two. He netted the winner from the penalty spot on 18 December 2016 in a 1-0 victory for the Navy Blues and scored the decisive goal in a 2-1 win when the two teams last met on 5 March 2017.

Joao Moreira had earlier opened the scoring again from the penalty mark and Moses Dyer looked to have grabbed the Lilywhites a draw with a late equaliser until Tade's goal.

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