Stat Attack: City v Glory in numbers


A generous serving of sizzling facts and figures lightly seasoned with a dash of historical context?

It can only be your Stat Attack guide to Sunday’s crunch clash with Melbourne City at AAMI Park!

[With thanks to our good friends at Opta.]

Sinking City

Glory’s win ratio against Melbourne City (48.28%) is their second-highest, behind Newcastle Jets (60.98%)

The men in purple have won 14 of the 29 A-League games played between the two clubs, with City claiming 7 victories and the spoils being shared on eight occasions

Record In Sight

Andy Keogh fist pump

Andy Keogh is one goal away from equalling the club’s record for a single Hyundai A-League season (13) which is currently shared by Shane Smeltz and Diego Castro

And if there’s one away venue where the Irishman is most likely to do it, it’s AAMI Park where has has found the net six times in 14 appearances

Home Comforts

18 of City’s 29 points this term have been earned at home where they have lost just once and beaten Wellington, Newcastle (twice), Brisbane and Western Sydney

Glory, however, remain unbeaten on their travels this season, securing six wins and three draws

Milestone Man

Riley McGree shoots

City’s Riley McGree is set to make his 50th Hyundai A-League appearance on Sunday

The 20-year-old has scored eight goals so far, including the famous ‘scorpion-kick’ effort for the Jets last season, but is yet to open his account against Glory

Keeping It Tight

Glory and City have secured 14 clean sheets between them this year

Glory lead the league with eight, while City are joint-second with Sydney FC on six

Strong Starters

Glory are still yet to concede a single goal in the first 15 minutes of any game this season, while City have let in three during that period

Western Sydney’s late goal last weekend now means that Glory have shipped seven goals in the final 15 minutes of games to City’s four

Close Connections

Glory v WSW - Ivan Franjic

Three former Glory men could line up for the hosts on Sunday, namely Scott Jamieson, Rostyn Griffiths and Jamie Maclaren, while the visitors’ squad is set to feature Ivan Franjic, Neil Kilkenny and Tando Velaphi, all of whom were all previously on the Victorian club’s books

No Looking Back

Glory have only failed to win twice after taking the lead this season, with Western Sydney being their opponents on both occasions

City, meanwhile, failed to win after taking the lead for the first time this season when they were pegged back by Victory in last weekend’s derby clash