Stat Attack: Glory v Western United

Western United v Glory 2021 - Bruno Fornaroli chests the ball

These home games keep a-coming and the stats keep a-flowing.

Here’s our latest offering of numerical nuggets ahead of Wednesday’s crunch clash with Western United…


Glory v Brisbane Roar - VIP - Kosuke Ota on the ball

Kosuke Ota is way out in front when it comes to Glory’s crossing stats having delivered 59 in his 14 appearances so far this season.

Next best is Carlo Armiento with 40, followed by Dane Ingham with 25.

Fourth Time Lucky?

Glory are yet to win in their three meetings with Western United, picking up one draw and suffering two defeats.

Carlo Armiento (2), Nick D’Agostino, Bruno Fornaroli and Kristian Popovic have claimed the five goals scored by the men in purple across those three games.

Dazzling Diamanti 

Alessandro Diamanti

Western United’s Alessandro Diamanti leads the league for assists this year with eight.

Glory’s highest-ranked player in this category is Neil Kilkenny with seven.

First Trip West

Wednesday evening will mark Western United’s first ever visit to HBF Park.

The Victorian side will be looking for a third away win of the campaign having previously downed Melbourne Victory and Newcastle Jets.

Leader Lachman

Sydney FC v Glory 2021 - Darry Lachman on the ball

Of Glory players who have made five or more appearances this term, Darryl Lachman is the only one to have recorded a pass accuracy level of over 90%.

The central defender has hit the mark with 91.5% of the 1090 passes he has attempted, just ahead of next-best Neil Kilkenny whose figures are 88.3% of 1193 passes.

Paucity Of Pens

Both Glory and United have been awarded just one penalty so far this term, with each being despatched successfully by Neil Kilkenny and Besart Berisha respectively.

Neither side has scored directly from a free-kick.

Cheese Slices Galore

Victor Sanchez

United’s Victor Sanchez has collected seven yellow cards this year, while Glory’s most booked players are Jonathan Aspropotamitis and Nick Sullivan with four apiece.

The men in purple continue to boast the best disciplinary record in the league, while United are ranked ninth.