Stat Attack: Adelaide United v Glory In Numbers


Numbers crunched.

Stats collated.

Trivia gathered.

Trends identified. 

OPTA acknowledged.

With all those boxes ticked, it’s time for another deep dive into the preview pool…

Fine Form

Glory v Adelaide semi-final penalties

Glory are unbeaten in their last four regular-season meetings with the Reds (3 wins, 1 draw) and have not conceded a single goal during that run.

Tony Popovic’s men also downed United in last year’s unforgettable Semi-Final clash at HBF Park.

Happy Travels

The first three A-League meetings between Glory and Adelaide all ended in away wins.

The Reds claimed six points in the West via a brace of 2-1 victories, while Glory ran out 4-2 winners when they headed over the border for the first time.

Deadly Duo

Glory v Wellington - hub - Bruno Fornaroli holds the ball up

Glory’s Bruno Fornaroli and Adelaide’s Riley McGree are ranked joint-sixth and joint-fourth respectively in the Goals and Assists category for the current season.

McGree has scored ten goals and claimed five assists, while Fornaroli has contributed 12 goals and two assists.

Quality Crossing

Glory lead the league when it comes to the accuracy of their crosses this term – 25.2% have found their mark (total 445).

Adelaide are ranked tenth in this category with 21.9% (total 548).

Carry On, Killa

Neil Kilkenny fist pump

Neil Kilkenny continues to dominate a vast chunk of Glory’s possession stats.

The in-form midfielder leads the way for touches of the ball (1838), passes attempted (1470), passes in opposition half (886) and crosses attempted (149).

Paucity Of Pens

Glory and Adelaide have scored the second-least amount of penalties in the A-League this season with two each.

Only Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory (one apiece) have scored less.

McGree’s Misery

Riley McGree on the ball

Adelaide’s leading-scorer Riley McGree has played against Glory on eight occasions without  ever being on the winning side or finding the net.

Familiar Faces

Between them, current Glory players Tarek Elrich and Osama Malik made 196 A-League appearances for Adelaide during their respective stints in South Australia.

Glory’s ex-Reds contingent also included Daniel Margush and Carlo Armiento.