Stat Attack: Glory v Wanderers in numbers


Our stats cup runneth over!

Just a couple of days after we crunched our way through the Sydney FC numbers, another info parcel has arrived from our good friends at Opta.

We’ve mixed in a few extra nuggets of our own to make sure you’ve got all the facts and figures you need ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Western Sydney Wanderers.

Home Comforts

Glory are unbeaten in seven against Western Sydney here in the West (W4, D3) 

The most recent of those victories at nib Stadium came in Round 18 last season when goals from Diego Castro (2) and Andy Keogh helped the men in purple to a 3-1 win

On The Ball

Neil Kilkenny (952) and Jason Davidson (875) lead the way in terms of touches of the ball for Glory this season

Next on the list is Ivan Franjic with 760 and then Shane Lowry with 667

Roly Rules

Roly Bonevacia

Roly Bonevacia is Wanderers’ pass master this term, boasting an accuracy percentage of 86.9

Keanu Baccus leads the way for the number passes attempted with 570, followed by German import Alex Baumjohann who is on 437

Hot Shots

Glory currently lead the league in terms of goals scored (27) and percentage of shots on target (53.6%)

But Wanderers have not been afraid to try their luck, taking a competition-high 145 shots with an accuracy rate of 44.1%

Set-Piece Specialists

Wanderers have scored eight goals via set-pieces this year, the second-highest number in the league, while Glory are third with seven

But today’s visitors have also conceded eight times from set-piece situations to Glory’s four

Less Links

Liam Reddy v Mariners

Unusually, given the considerable movement of players between the clubs over the years, there will not be a single former Glory man in Western Sydney’s ranks this afternoon 

Josh Risdon is, of course, on Wanderers’ books, but he is away on international duty with the Socceroos

Within the Glory squad, meanwhile, Liam Reddy, Brendon Santalab, Matt Spiranovic and Scott Neville have all previously worn red and black

Fewest Fouls

Tony Popovic’s side still lead the way on the disciplinary front having conceded the least number of fouls thus far (142)

Brisbane have committed the most (192), followed by Wellington (191) and Wanderers (185)

Close Quarters

All of Glory’s goals this season have come from either inside the box or via the penalty spot, with the Jets the only other side yet to score from outside the box 

Remarkably, no fewer than five of Melbourne City’s 15 efforts have come from beyond the 18-yard line

‘A’ For Assists

Neil Kilkenny has created more chances (29) than any other A-League player this year, with four of those ending up as assists

Joel Chianese is next best with 14 chances created (three assists), while Bruce Kamau is Wanderers’ most effective creator (19 chances, two assists)