Stat Attack: Glory v City In Numbers


It’s midweek already and that means it’s time to take a break from panic buying toilet paper and instead digest another freshly-baked batch of stats and trivia lightly seasoned with historical context.

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Fine Form

Glory have dominated their recent meetings with Melbourne City, losing just one of the last 12.

The WA side have been particularly dominant against City at HBF Park where they have picked up nine victories in the last 11 clashes despite leading at halftime only once in the last six games of that span.

Fornaroli Firing

WSW v Glory - Bruno Fornaroli and Daniel Georgievski

Bruno Fornaroli has landed 29 shots on target for Glory this season, the most of any
player in the competition.

The former City striker also managed to score five goals in his last four Hyundai A-League games at HBF Park, finding the back of the net at least once in each of those games.

City’s Struggles

City have failed to score in four of their last five Hyundai A-League games against Glory and four of the 31 overall meetings between the two clubs have ended 0-0.

In total, Glory have outscored the Victorians by 49 goals to 40.

Main Man Maclaren

Jamie Maclaren celebrates

Jamie Maclaren is currently one goal behind Sydney FC’s Adam le Fondre in the race for the Golden Boot having scored 14 times in 16 games.

The 26-year-old has found the net six times in his eight appearances against former club Glory.

Touchy Touchy

Three Glory players have enjoyed more than a thousand touches of the ball this term – Neil Kilkenny (1470) , Diego Castro (1212) and Alex Grant (1010).

City’s go-to man in this category is Curtis Good with 1518, followed by Scott Jamieson on 1390.

Collector’s Items

Glory v City - Castro and Jamieson at the tunnel

City defender Scott Jamieson has scored two goals in his 250 Hyundai A-League appearances and both came during his three-season stint with Glory.

He found the net against North Queensland Fury in 2010 and Western Sydney Wanderers in 2014.

Heads It Is

Glory and City are ranked one and two in the league for headed goals.

The men in purple have bagged eight, while Erick Mombaerts’ side have claimed seven.

Keeping It Clean

City and Glory have faced the least number of shots in the Hyundai A-League this season – 195 and 229 respectively.

But while Tony Popovic’s men have conceded only 19 goals and kept six clean sheets, the Melburnians have shipped 27 and secured five shut-outs.