Stat Attack: Jets v Glory


Mix a handful of curious historical anomalies with some freshly-baked Opta data, season with a drizzle of trivia and what do you end up with?

Stat Attack.

Here’s this week’s helping…

Glorious Record 

Glory have won 17 of their last 23 Hyundai A-League games against Newcastle Jets (D4, L2), including their last four on the bounce during which they have kept four clean sheets.

Sharp Shooter

Glory v Mariners - Bruno Fornaroli scissor kick

Bruno Fornaroli (Perth Glory) has recorded nine shots on target during the current Hyundai A-League campaign, two more than any other player in the competition.

The Uruguayan requires one more goal to take his career Hyundai A-League record to 50.

Glory’s Happy Hunter-ing Ground

The Jets’ last Hyundai A-League win against Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium came in November 2011.

Of the 11 meetings since then, Glory have won seven and four have ended all square. 

Dangerous Dimi

Dimi Petratos

Dimi Petratos has been directly involved in four of the Newcastle Jets’ last eight Hyundai A-League goals (3 goals, 1 assist).

The 26-year-old, however, has only scored once in 17 appearances against Glory

Goals, Goals, Goals!

Of the previous 42 Hyundai A-League meetings between the two clubs, only two have ended 0-0 (in August 2008 and October 2013).

Glory have scored a total of 81 goals in this fixture to the Jets’ 43 and have not failed to find the net at McDonald Jones Stadium since 2011.

Give and Take

Gregory Wuthrich has been involved in more fouls than any other Glory player this season.

The Swiss defender has committed seven and conceded ten, with Diego Castro next on the list having dished out seven and copped another seven in return.

Midfield Maestro

Glory v Mariners - Neil Kilkenny crossing

Neil Kilkenny continues to lead Glory’s passes attempted chart with 307, 197 of which have been in the opposition half.

The midfielder has also attempted the most crosses (29).

100 Percenters

Five Glory players have played every minute of every game so far this season – Liam Reddy, Alex Grant, Diego Castro, Neil Kilkenny and Bruno Fornaroli.

The Jets also have five 100% men in Nigel Boogaard, Nikola Topor-Stanley, Matt Millar, Matt Ridenton and Dimi Petratos.