Adelaide v Glory – the numbers that matter

Ball v WSW

With a little help from our friends at Opta, we’ve crunched the numbers ahead of Sunday’s big clash with Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium.

So if chewing over a good mouthful of stats and facts is a key part of your pre-match preparations, you’re in luck!

Reds-hot Andy

Andy Keogh pointy celebration

In-form Andy Keogh has scored in each of Glory’s three games so far this term and in five of his last six appearances against the Reds.

Strong starts are nothing new for the Irishman who also scored three times in the first two rounds of the 2014/15 campaign and bagged three in the first three games of 2016/17.

Earlier in his career, meanwhile, he found the net in just his second Premier League appearance, netting the winner for Wolverhampton Wanderers against Wigan Athletic in 2009.

Goals Galore

Glory have scored at least once in each of the last 15 Hyundai A-League games; only once in the competition’s history have the men in purple enjoyed a longer goalscoring streak and that was 18 games between December 2015 and April 2016.

Strong Starters

Glory and Adelaide United are the only teams not to have conceded a single first-half goal so far this season.

Danger Man

Adelaide’s Craig Goodwin has been directly involved in five goals already this year (three goals and two assists) which is more than any other player in the competition.

Pass Masters

Juande v WSW

Juande currently boasts Glory’s highest accurate pass percentage with 87.7%, while midfield partner Neil Kilkenny has enjoyed the most touches with 220, attempted the most passes with 167 and shares the most interceptions (6) with Alex Grant.

Hot Shots

Glory and Adelaide rank second and third respectively when it comes to shooting accuracy, hitting the target with 53.3% and 52.2% of shots taken.

Sydney FC currently top that particular list with 54.5%.

Keeping it Clean

Adelaide and Glory have the best disciplinary records in the competition having accrued five yellows and no reds and six yellows and one red respectively.

Wellington are currently kings of the naughty step after picking up nine yellows.