Stat Attack: Glory v Phoenix

Phoenix v Glory 2021 - Darryl Lachman challenging

Yep, the Distance Derby is almost upon us and what better way to prepare for one of world football’s most iconic fixtures than by grabbing a generous handful of stats and seasoning them with a drizzle of historical context?

Allow us to help with that…

Give And Take

Melbourne City v Glory 2021 - Bruno Fornaroli holds the ball up

Glory frontman Bruno Fornaroli is the club’s worst offender for fouls committed this season (19), but has also drawn more fouls than any of his teammates (39).

The Uruguayan’s 23 shots on target this term, meanwhile, sees him placed third across the league in this category behind Jamie Maclaren and Dylan Wenzel-Halls.

Up Close and Clinical

92% of Glory’s goals so far this year have come from inside the box, the highest percentage in the league.

The men in purple also lead the league for headed goals with eight.

V Is For Vince’s Victory

Vince Lia celebrating for Phoenix

Vince Lia was the last Phoenix player to score a winner against Glory here in the West back in October 2015.

Roy Krishna also netted for the visitors that day after Gyorgy Sandor had given the hosts the lead.

Lachman Locked In

Darryl Lachman is now the only Glory player to have played every minute of every game this season.

Bruno Fornaroli has also started all 15, but has twice been substituted.

Overworked Oliver

Oliver Sail

Phoenix ‘keeper Oliver Sail has made five saves per game in the 2020/21 campaign to date, the highest number in the competition.

And on the subject of goalkeepers, current Glory duo Liam Reddy and Tando Velaphi both list Wellington among their former clubs.

Deadly Duo

16 of Wellington’s 26 goals this season have featured either Ulises Davila or David Ball, or both.

Davila has claimed seven goals and three assists and Ball four goals and two assists.

Handy Andy

CCM v Glory - Andy Keogh header

Glory striker Andy Keogh has scored seven times in his 14 A-League appearances against Wellington.

The only club the former Ireland international has found the net more frequently against is Brisbane Roar (10 in 13).