Stat Attack: Glory v Adelaide United In Numbers


Here it is; our first batch of fresh stats and quirky historical facts of the new decade!

Focused on Five

A Glory victory over Adelaide on Saturday would see the club equal its best ever run of five consecutive Hyundai A-League wins.

In the last four games, the men in purple have outscored their opponents by 14 goals to 2.

Keeping It Tight

Gertjan Verbeek

Adelaide have kept a clean sheet in each of their last two regular-season visits to HBF Park, picking up a win and a draw from those two games.

Gertjan Verbeek’s side, however, have lost four of their last six Hyundai A-League away games.

Setting The Standard

Adelaide and Glory are the only sides to have scored a direct free-kick in the Hyundai A-League so far this season and Glory’s Bruno Fornaroli has had more shots on target than any other player in the competition (20).

Milestone In Sight

Glory v Jets - Diego Castro and Juande celebrate

Diego Castro needs another four goals to become just the second Glory player (after Andy Keogh) to reach the 50-mark in the Hyundai A-League.

The Spaniard has four to his name in 11 appearances thus far this term.

Record On The Road

Adelaide have an overall win record against Glory of 42%, while their percentage of victories at HBF Park is 30%.

In their 20 trips across the border, the Reds have scored 24 goals and conceded 25 and in their 43 overall meetings, the two sides have bagged 57 apiece.

Pulling The Strings

Glory v Jets - Neil Kilkenny strikes the ball

Seven of Glory’s 11 assists this term have been provided by Diego Castro (4) and Neil Kilkenny (3).

Kilkenny remains the club’s go-to midfielder in terms of touches of the ball (889), passes attempted (712) and crosses attempted (68).

Disciplinary Matters

Glory have committed the second-least amount of fouls in the Hyundai A-League this season with 119, while Adelaide are ranked fourth-highest with 154.

Yet the WA side have collected 19 yellow cards to the South Australians’ 16.

Red Letter Day

Glory lose to Adelaide in 2005

Adelaide won on their first ever Hyundai A-League visit to Perth in September 2005.

A Michael Valkanis own-goal gifted Glory the lead, but the Reds hit back via goals from Ross Aloisi and substitute Shengqing Qu to bag the points, despite losing goalkeeper Daniel Beltrame to a second-half red card.