Stat Attack: Glory v Wellington In Numbers


It seems like only yesterday that we popped our last batch of freshly-baked stats out of the oven, but we know you need your number nutrition ahead of each and every game.

So here’s our look ahead to Wednesday’s clash with Wellington…!

Record On The Radar

Glory have won each of their last four meetings with Phoenix, outscoring the Kiwi side 14-3 in the process.

Should the men in purple claim all three points again at Bankwest Stadium, it would be the first time either team has managed to secure five consecutive victories in this fixture.

Flames From Fornaroli!

WSW v Glory - Bruno Fornaroli and Daniel Georgievski

Glory frontman Bruno Fornaroli has scored nine goals in his ten appearances against Wellington.

That makes them his second favourite opponent behind Newcastle, against whom he has bagged 11 in 11.

Nine Is Fine For Popa

Tony Popovic is unbeaten in his last nine games as manager against Phoenix.

The last time one of his sides suffered an A-League defeat at the hands of the men in yellow and black was back in February 2016.

Deadly Dribbler

Matti Steinmann

Wellington’s Matti Steinmann has completed 84.6% (22/26) of his attempted dribbles so far this season, the highest of any player in the competition (minimum 10 attempts).

Killa Record

Glory skipper Neil Kilkenny has been on the losing side just once in his nine previous appearances against Wellington.

He is also ranked second across the entire league (to Brisbane’s Jay O’Shea) for most passes in the opposition half with a total of 832 at a success rate of 83.9%.

Davila Loves A Dig

Ulises Davila

Mexican import Ulises Davila has taken the most shots for Wellington this season with 72, the third-highest total in the competition.

Bruno Fornaroli is Glory’s highest-placed representative in this category with 69 (fourth-highest in the competition)

Hitting The Front

Glory have taken the lead in 11 games so far this term and not lost any of them.

They have gone on to win nine (82%) and draw two (18%).

Phoenix, meanwhile, have hit the front 13 times, going on to secure 10 wins (77%), and one draw (8%) and suffer two defeats (15%).

Friends And Foes

Glory v Mariners - Hub - Liam Reddy claims cross

The current Glory squad includes three former Phoenix players in Liam Reddy, Jacob Tratt and Vince Lia, while ex-Glory men Brandon Wilson and Walter Scott are now on the New Zealand club’s books.