Stat Attack: Glory v Wellington In Numbers


After an unexpected hiatus last week, a stats-bye if you will, Stat Attack is back with a bang!

So read on to get yourself fully across all the key numbers and trivia nuggets you need to know ahead of Friday’s home clash with Wellington Phoenix (kick-off at 6.45pm, tickets HERE).

Sights set on six

Glory will be out to extend a run of five straight wins over Phoenix at HBF Park that stretches back to October 2016.

The last time the Kiwi side claimed all three points here in the West was October 2015.

Barnstorming Bruno!

Glory v Adelaide 2020 - Bruno Fornaroli outside of the boot

Bruno Fornaroli has scored eight goals in his nine appearances against Wellington.

Newcastle Jets are the only Hyundai A-League club against which the Uruguayan has found the net on more occasions (11).

Strong starters

Glory and Wellington have conceded only four goals apiece during the opening 30 minutes of games this season, comfortably the fewest in the league.

At the other end of the field, meanwhile, Glory have scored six goals in the same period and Phoenix have bagged seven.

Definitely not shot-shy!

Ulises Davila

Wellington’s Ulises Davila has taken a competition-high 63 shots this term, ten of which have found the net.

Glory’s highest-placed player in this category is Bruno Fornaroli with 51.

First blood

Phoenix won on their first visit to Perth in November 2007, with attacking midfielder Daniel scoring the only goal of the game.

Tando Velaphi and Dino Djulbic were both in Glory’s line-up on that occasion, while Vince Lia featured for Phoenix.

Glorious Greg!

Gregory Wuthrich on the ball

Greg Wuthrich is leading Glory’s stats when it comes to interceptions (32) and blocks (11 – joint with Neil Kilkenny).

The Swiss defender also took out the Hyundai A-League Player of the Month Award for January.

Pass masters

Wellington are the most accurate passers in the competition with 82.8% of their 7152 passes having found their mark.

Glory are sixth in this category having completed 6741 at 80.5%.

Lia the legend

Recent Glory signing Vince Lia sits in second spot on Wellington’s all-time appearances list with 197.

Former Glory man Leo Bertos is seventh on that list with 127.