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The last four A-League meetings between Glory and the Reds have yielded no fewer than 25 goals, 14 of which have been scored by the men in purple.
Three of the four games have ended with Glory coming out on top.
Neil Kilkenny is leading the league for assists this term with four.
The in-form midfielder has also converted all ten of the penalties that he taken for Glory since arriving in 2018.
Glory substitutes have bagged four goals this season – Carlo Armiento claiming three of them and Nick D’Agostino one.
No other team has had more than two goals scored by players coming off the bench.
Michael Jakobsen has been a standout stats performer for Adelaide United so far this year.
The Danish defender tops the club’s standings for passing accuracy (91%), passes attempted (377), touches (440) and blocks (3).
Glory (62.5%) and Adelaide (50%) are rated first and second respectively in shooting accuracy this season.
Newcastle Jets, in contrast, have taken more than twice as many shots as Glory, but only 35.8% of them have been on target which sees the NSW club ranked last in the accuracy standings.
Jacob Burns Reds
Former Glory skipper Jacob Burns scored three goals in his 116 A-League appearances for the club and all three of them came against Adelaide.
The midfielder grabbed a brace in a 3-2 win over the Reds in January 2010 and another in a 2-0 victory in March 2012.
Away Day Delight
Glory have lost on only one of their last five visits to Coopers Stadium and have a 30.43% overall win rate at the South Australian venue.
The visitors have also outscored the hosts 33-32 over the course of the 23 meetings.