An opponent we traditionally enjoy playing against at a venue that has been a happy hunting ground for the men in purple over the years.
There’s a lot to be excited about ahead of Saturday’s Round 5 clash with Melbourne City at AAMI Park (kick-off at 2pm WST) and that’s even before you get stuck into this week’s selection of stats, facts and historical trivia!
Let’s start with some AAMI Park stats.
Glory have played City there on 20 occasions and won seven of those games, with eight ending all square and the hosts claiming the spoils on in just five.
In the most recent 11 of those visits, the WA side have lost only once.
Although they are the current league leaders, City have not scored the most goals or conceded the fewest so far this term.
Patrick Kisnorbo’s side have scored eight (Sydney FC have scored 10) and conceded three (Western Sydney Wanderers have conceded one).
Liam Reddy is set to play his 150th A-League game for Glory on Saturday, subject to selection, becoming only the second player after Andy Keogh to reach this milestone.
In his 25 career appearances against City, the experienced ‘keeper has been on the losing side just five times.
Glory have used 23 players this season, while City have fielded just 16.
The Victorians have the third youngest squad in the competition (26.5 years average age) to Glory’s 29.4 years (the third oldest in the competition).
Glory’s Ryan Williams has delivered 20 crosses this season, which is the seventh-highest amount in the league.
No City player features in the top ten of this category.
The first three meetings between these two clubs all ended in draws and the following three all produced away wins.
The first home winners were Glory who cruised to a 3-0 Finals triumph in April 2012 en route to the Grand Final.
John Koutroumbis and Callum Talbot are Glory and City’s respective interception kings with seven apiece.
City’s Matthew Leckie, meanwhile, is the joint-highest tackler in the A-League so far this year with 15.