Stat Attack: Glory v Western United

Glory v Wellington - hub - Alex Grant on the ball

How about a little stat snack to go with your mid-morning coffee?

With an appreciative nod to OPTA, here’s our numerical guide to this afternoon’s Hyundai A-League clash against Western United…

Goals Galore

Glory’s last three games at Bankwest Stadium have produced a total of 15 goals, with the men in purple bagging seven of those and the opponents claiming eight.

Western United are currently unbeaten at the Western Sydney venue having drawn with Wanderers there in Round 11 and downed Melbourne Victory 2-1 in Round 28.

Killing It

Glory v Western United - Neil Kilkenny

Glory skipper Neil Kilkenny has won possession in the final third (24) and more times overall (228) than any other player in the league this season.

He is also in the midst of a run of eight successful penalty conversions for the club.

Sharp Shooters

Glory and United are ranked second and third for shooting accuracy since the Hyundai A-League season resumed.

Sydney FC lead the way during this period with an accuracy percentage of 60, followed by Glory on 57 and United on 54.

Beware Of Berisha

Besart Berisha for Western United

Western United frontman Besart Berisha has scored 16 times in his 22 appearances against Glory, making the WA side his third-favourite opponents behind Adelaide United and Central Coast Mariners.

The former Brisbane legend has found the net once since the season resumed to take his tally for the current campaign to 16.


Last night’s draw between Melbourne City and Adelaide United ensured that Glory will appear in the Finals Series for the fourth time in the past five seasons.

Super Subs

Tony and Kristian Popovic

Kristian Popovic and Jacob Tratt lead the way for Glory this year in terms of substitute appearances with ten apiece, while Joel Chianese, James Meredith and Jake Brimmer have been the players most often replaced (10 times each).

Card Comparison

No Glory or Western United players have received a straight red card this season.

Jerry Skotadis is United’s most booked player with six yellow cards to his name, while Alex Grant and Juande have both picked up five cautions for Glory.

No Joy For Josh

Josh Risdon for Western United on ball

Former Glory defender Josh Risdon has never scored against his home-State club.

The Bunbury local’s five appearances versus the men in purple have produced four draws and a defeat.