Stat Attack: City v Glory In Numbers


We’ve hit the midway point of the week and that means it’s time to pop another batch of freshly-baked stats, lightly-grilled historical facts and crispy slices of trivia out of the oven.

So let the build-up to Saturday’s clash with Melbourne City at AAMI Park begin!

Vanquishing the Victorians

Glory have lost just one of their last 11 meetings with City, picking up three draws and seven wins in that sequence.

The men in purple are also unbeaten in their seven most recent games against City at AAMI Park.

Main Man Maclaren

Jamie Maclaren celebrates

Former Glory man Jamie Maclaren has been directly involved in a competition-high 16 of City’s 29 goals thus far this season, scoring 13 and providing three assists.

Diego Castro is Glory’s best performer in this category with four goals and six assists.

Heads Up

City and Glory are ranked first and second respectively for headed goals in the Hyundai A-League this season.

The Victorians have bagged seven and Glory have claimed five.

Bang-in-form Bruno

Bruno Fornaroli celebrates - BHP

Glory’s former City striker Bruno Fornaroli has recorded 12 shots on target in away games this term which is the highest in the competition.

The in-form Uruguayan has also scored five goals in the last four games.

Goals Galore

The last 16 meetings between the two clubs have yielded an aggregate of 60 goals for an average of 3.75 per game.

The highest scoreline in a single Glory – City clash came in April 2016 when the WA side secured a remarkable 5-4 win at HBF Park.

Safe Hands

Glory v Adelaide - Liam Reddy watching the play

Neither Glory ‘keeper Liam Reddy nor his City counterpart Dean Bouzanis have been responsible for an error leading to a goal this season.

Reddy has saved six of what OPTA classify as ‘big chances’ to Bouzanis’ five.

Paying the Penalty

Melbourne City have conceded six penalties so far this Hyundai A-League campaign, the most of any team in the competition.

Only once in the last seven seasons have City conceded more penalties in a single campaign (7 in 2016/17).