Stat Attack: Glory v Sydney FC in numbers


It’s that time of the week again!

Our friends from Opta have dropped off a little package of stats and we’ve added in a few of our own to give you something to mull over as the countdown to Wednesday night’s titanic tussle with Sydney FC continues.

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Sharp Shooters

Glory and Sydney FC boast the highest shooting accuracy rates in the Hyundai A-League this season, hitting the target with 54% (Glory) and 53% (Sydney FC) of their efforts

The two clubs also lead the league in shot conversion rates with 23.8% (Glory) and 21.5% (Sydney FC)

Pinpoint Passers

Adelaide v Glory - Juande


Glory have three players in the squad whose passing accuracy percentage is over 85; namely Scott Neville, Juande and Neil Kilkenny

Sydney FC have six in the form of Aaron Calver, Alex Wilkinson, Jacob Tratt, Josh Brillante, Alex Brosque and Charles Lokoli Ngoy, plus Adrian Caceres (only played one game)

Friends and Foes

Former Glory duo Daniel De Silva and Brandon O’Neill could line up for the Sky Blues on Wednesday evening, while home quartet Liam Reddy, Fabio Ferriera, Joel Chianese and Brendon Santalab have all previously represented the Sky Blues

Best Battlers

Tomi Mrcela v CCM


Jason Davidson has contested the most duels for Glory this term with 137, but the most successful in one-on-one situations is Tomislav Mrcela who has a win rate of 71%

(Liam Reddy has won 88.9% of his nine duels, but we feel goalkeepers should be in a special category of their own!)

Memory Lane

Fellow-strikers Andy Keogh and Adam le Fondre crossed swords in England before completing their respective moves to the A-League.

The latter scored for Reading in a 2-1 win over Keogh’s Millwall at The New Den back in March 2012

Goals Galore

Glory have scored 11 goals in their last four games, while Sydney FC have hit 13 in the same period, including five against the Mariners last time out

King Kilkenny

Neil Kilkenny v Jets


Neil Kilkenny continues to dominate a number of Glory’s stat categories, including most assists (3), most passes in opposition half (412), passes attempted (713) and crosses attempted (53)

Keeping it Clean

Glory currently boast the best disciplinary record in the competition having conceded the least fouls (133) and picked up 24 yellow cards and one red

Sydney are fourth on the list having conceded 145 fouls and received 25 yellows, but no reds

Close Quarters

Glory have scored more goals from inside the box (21) than any other team in the A-League this season and also converted the joint-highest amount of penalties (3)

Interestingly, Tony Popovic’s men have not found the net at all from outside the box or via a free-kick