With more narratives, sub-plots and dramatic cliff-hangers than a Spanish-language soap opera, Victory – Glory is the fixture that just keeps giving!
So strap yourself in and let’s take a look ahead to Sunday’s latest unmissable episode at AAMI Park…
Sunday will mark Glory’s 16th clash with the navy-and-whites at AAMI Park, with five of those games ending in a win for the visitors.
Victory have prevailed on seven occasions and there have been three draws.
The top two overall scorers in this fixture are both from Victory – Besart Berisha (9 goals) and Archie Thompson (8).
Glory’s top marksman are Diego Castro (7) and Andy Keogh (7).
There has only ever been one goalless draw in this fixture and that took place back in 2007.
The last 10 meetings have produced an aggregate of 28 goals.
Only two players (Craig Goodwin and Connor Pain) have claimed more assists than Glory’s Jacob Dowse this season.
Dowse took his tally to five when he teed up Adam Taggart for Glory’s equaliser against Macarthur FC last weekend.
Former Glory and current Victory midfielder Jake Brimmer has supplied the fourth-highest amount of crosses in the competition this term with 114.
Glory’s highest-placed player in this category is Jack Clisby with 78.
Defenders have scored seven of Glory’s 30 goals this season.
Jack Clisby (3), Mark Beevers (2), Darryl Lachman and Jordan Elsey are the men who have found the net.
Prior to Wednesday evening’s replayed game between Victory and Melbourne City, Tony Popovic’s side were the second-lowest scorers in the A-League this season with 25 goals.
Bruno Fornaroli is Victory’s leading scorer this season with seven goals despite starting only 13 games following his move from Glory.
The Uruguayan has found the net seven times in 10 career appearances against the men in purple.