Stat Attack: Glory v Adelaide In Numbers


The Opta stats have dropped which means Friday’s Semi-Final with Adelaide United is just around the corner!

We’ve added in a few pearlers of our own to give you plenty to chew over before the do-or-die clash at HBF Park.

Fine Finals Form

Glory will be defending a 100% home record in Hyundai A-League Finals games.

The men in purple defeated Melbourne Heart and Wellington Phoenix en route to the 2012 Grand Final in the club’s two home finals games to date.

Chipping In

Glory v Roar - Shane Lowry fist pump

Glory’s defenders have chipped in with a vital seven goals this season.

Ivan Franjic, Shane Lowry and Jason Davidson have bagged two each, while Dino Djulbic has one to his name.

Strongest Starters

Glory are the only team in the competition not to have conceded a goal in the opening 15 minutes of any game this season.

Adelaide, meanwhile, have let in four in the same period.

Quality Creators

Craig Goodwin v Victory

United’s Craig Goodwin has created more chances (72) and claimed more assists (9) than any other A-League player this year.

Neil Kilkenny is Glory’s highest-ranked player in this category with 56 and 6 respectively.

Crosses Conundrum

Adelaide lead the league this year in terms of total crosses with 648, while Glory rank ninth with 459.

But Glory have the second-best rate of cross completion with 25.7 to the Reds’ 20.4 which sees them ranked ninth.

Sharp Shooters

Glory v Phoenix - Andy Keogh

Glory and the Reds have taken almost exactly the same number of shots this term, with 290 and 283 respectively.

The men in purple, however, have a competition-high shot-accuracy percentage of 54.1 compared to United’s 45.2 which places them sixth overall.

Happy Travellers

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

The Reds became the first home winners of this fixture with a 3-0 victory at what was then Hindmarsh Stadium in September 2006, while Glory had to wait until October 2009 to claim all three points here in the West.

Keeping It Clean

Three of Glory’s A-League club-record 12 clean sheets this term came against the Reds.

Tony Popovic’s side are also unbeaten in their last three meetings with the South Australians.

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