Head To Head: Adam Le Fondre v Ola Toivonen

The biggest of Big Blues takes centre stage at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) this Saturday, in a clash that will have huge implications on the league’s final standings.

The Sky Blues claimed maximum points in their previous outing at the SCG, however it’s the Victorian’s that claimed three points in our most recent encounter in a tightly contested Australia Day encounter.

With the clash only a few days away, let’s look at the ‘Tale of the Tape’ between two of the side’s leading marksmen – Adam Le Fondre and Ola Toivonen.

 

9. Adam Le Fondre

 

11. Ola Toivonen

32

AGE

32

180cm

HEIGHT

189cm

Stockport, United Kingdom

BORN

Degerfors, Sweden

Striker

POSITION

Striker

Stockport County

Rochdale

Rotherham United

Reading

Cardiff City

Bolton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wigan Athletic

Bolton Wanderers

FORMER CLUBS

Degerfors IF

Orgryte FC

Malmo FF

PSV

Rennes

Sunderland

Toulouse

23 (15 goals)

HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE CLUB APPEARANCES

16 (13 goals)

N/A

INT’L APPEARANCES

64 (14 goals)

15 goals

22 key passes

1 assist

58 shots (39 on target)

14 goals inside the box

2018/19 A-LEAGUE STATS

13 goals

11 key passes

3 assists

29 shots (20 on target)

9 goals inside the box

 

It looks like Saturday’s clash will be a true battle of the strikers with the stats for the duo neck and neck.

Le Fondre just edges Toivonen for goals scored, while the Sky Blues’ frontman has also played more key passes in his side’s build up to goals.

Showing his lethality and poachers instinct, Le Fondre has scored 14 of his 15 goals from inside the box compared to nine of Toivonen’s 13.

Who’ll find the back of the net on Saturday at the SCG? Be there for the biggest of Big Blues and back your boys in blue.