Stat Attack: Glory v Jets


We’re edging towards the middle of game-week and that means it’s time to dish up some piping hot facts and figures, fresh from the stats oven!

With some help from our good friends at Opta, we’ve collated all the key numbers you need to be in the know ahead of Sunday’s clash with Newcastle Jets at HBF Park (grab your tickets HERE).

In The Thick Of It

Chris Ikonomidis v Wellington

Chris Ikonomidis remains far and away Glory’s most fouled player having been on the wrong end of 43 illegal challenges so far this year.
But interestingly, the striker has also conceded the most fouls of any Glory player with 28, two ahead of Shane Lowry.

So Solid

Glory have won their last three meetings with the Jets and have not conceded a single goal in the process.
Two of those clean sheets have come this season and Tony Popovic’s men have achieved a further eight shut-outs for a competition-high total of 10.

Jets Grounded

Newcastle have won just one of the last 15 meetings between the two clubs and have failed to prevent the men in purple from scoring in the last 16.
Jets Striker Roy O’Donovan, however, has found the net six times in just nine appearances against Glory.

Deadly Duellers

Nigel Boogaard

Glory and the Jets lead the league in terms of percentage of duels won, with 52% (Glory) and 51.5% (Jets) respectively.
Nigel Boogaard is Newcastle ‘s leading figure in this department with a success rate of 63.9%, while for Glory, Tomislav Mrcela takes the honours with a huge 74%.

Special For Scott

Scott Neville will make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance for Glory if selected on Sunday, but he also featured on 43 occasions for the Jets during a three-season stint with the Hunter Valley club between 2012 and 2015.

Key Man Killa

Neil Kilkenny high-fives with Jason Davidson

Neil Kilkenny continues to dominate Glory’s passing and possession stats.
The midfielder has attempted the most passes (1464), played the most passes in the opponents’ half (835), attempted the most crosses (113) and also leads the way in assists (6).

Quite A Contrast

The Jets have have produced the lowest percentage of shots on target in the A-League this season with 38.8, while Glory lead the competition with 53.9.
Ernie Merrick’s side have also only scored one of the three penalties they have been awarded, in contrast to Glory who have bagged six from six.

Competition Cleanskins

Glory and Newcastle boast the two best disciplinary records in the A-League this term.
Tony Popovic’s men have accrued 400 disciplinary points (256 fouls committed, 46 yellow and one rec card received), while the Jets are on 430 points (301 fouls committed, 39 yellow, one second yellow and one straight red card received).