Stat Attack: Glory v Melbourne City

Melbourne City v Glory 2021 - Bruno Fornaroli aerial challenge

Melbourne City may be sitting pretty at the top of the table and banging goals in for fun, but Glory have certainly enjoyed the wood over them in recent years.

So who prevails in Wednesday night’s behind-closed-doors clash at HBF Park?

Well, let’s see what the stats say…

Clinical Killa

Neil Kilkenny celebrates

Since leaving Melbourne City in 2018, Neil Kilkenny has played against them eight times and been on the losing side just once.

He also famously scored against his former club in Round 21 of the 2017/18 season.

Vanquishing The Victorians

Glory have lost only one of their last eight games against City, securing four wins in that unbeaten run.

The Victorians did, however, claim all three points on their most recent visit to HBF Park in March 2020.

Main Man Macca

Jamie Maclaren thumbs up

City’s leading scorer Jamie Maclaren has scored seven goals in his 10 appearances against Glory.

The Socceroos frontman also scored 11 in 20 starts for Glory during his two-season spell in the West.

Woodwork Woes

Melbourne City have hit the woodwork 12 times this season which is the most of any A-League team.

Glory, in contrast, have been denied by post or bar just twice.

Fox In The Box

Bruno Fornaroli celebration face v Sydney FC

Each of Bruno Fornaroli’s eight goals for Glory this season has been scored from inside the box.

The Uruguayan has claimed four with his left foot, one with his right and three with his head.

Shoot, Shoot!

While City are the league’s top scorers this year with 42 goals, Glory continue to lead the way in terms of accurate shooting.

54% of the men in purple’s efforts at goal have been on target, compared to 49% of City’s. 

Quality Not Quantity!

Scott Jamieson celebrates

Scott Jamieson’s goal for City against Newcastle last week was the defender’s first since he found the net for Glory in November 2014.

He now has three goals to his name from 268 A-League appearances having scored his first for Adelaide United in August 2010.