Stat Attack: Glory v Roar in numbers


We’ve crunched the key numbers ahead of Sunday’s eagerly-anticipated Hyundai A-League Season 2019/20 clash with Brisbane Roar at HBF Park (kick-off at 3pm, grab your tickets HERE.)

Hot Streak

Neil Kilkenny penalty v Roar

Glory have won their last three meetings with Brisbane, scoring a total of ten goals in the process.

The Queenslanders have also tasted victory just once in their last nine visits to HBF Park, with that win coming in April 2018.

Hot Shots!

Glory were the only side in the Hyundai A-League last season who recorded a shooting accuracy rate of over 50%.

Tony Popovic’s men hit 54%, ahead of Melbourne Victory on 49.8%, while Roar’s rate was 44.8%. 

Bang, bang Bruno!

Glory v Jets - Bruno Fornaroli solo

Bruno Fornaroli, who is set to make his Hyundai A-League debut for Glory on Sunday, will be looking to extend his remarkable scoring record of 46 goals in 68 starts.

The Uruguayan has been most prolific against Newcastle, finding the net nine times in eight games, while his six previous appearances against Roar have yielded one goal.

History beckons for Harold

Long-serving Glory forward Chris Harold is just three games away from breaking Josh Risdon’s Hyundai A-League appearances record for the club (142).

Harold is currently on 140, while his teammate Dino Djulbic is now sixth on the list with 115.

Bobby Dazzler!

Glory legend Bobby Despotovski scored twice to help steer Glory to a 2-1 win in the club’s first ever Hyundai A-League clash with Roar (then known as Queensland Roar).

Warren Moon replied for the visitors in front of a Perth crowd of 8509.

Red-hot Roy!

Roy O'Donovan

New Roar signing Roy O’Donovan has scored six goals in ten appearances against Glory which is his joint-best performance against any team in the Hyundai A-League.

The former Mariners and Jets man boasts an impressive overall scoring record of 39 in 80 games.

Goals Galore!

Only two of the 43 previous meetings between Glory and Roar have ended 0-0.

The last 11 games, meanwhile, have yielded 49 goals, giving an average of 4.45 goals per match.

Milestone Man

Glory v Roar - Ivan Franjic solo

Although suspended for today’s game, Glory and ex-Roar defender Ivan Franjic is on the brink of a major milestone having made 199 Hyundai A-League appearances to date.

131 of those came in Brisbane orange, with the Socceroo helping secure two Premierships and three Championships during his six seasons at Suncorp Stadium.