Stat Attack: Melbourne City v Glory In Numbers


It’s the perfect combination – a big game to look forward to and a fresh delivery of stats from Opta to mull over as the countdown to Saturday continues.

We’ve mixed in a few extra factoids of our own to make sure that you have all the key info you need ahead of what promises to be a fascinating clash with Melbourne City at AAMI Park (kick off 4.50pm WST).

Lucky, we love AAMI

AAMI Park is Glory’s second-most successful away venue behind Newcastle’s McDonald Jones Stadium

The men in purple have enjoyed eight wins and seven draws in 24 visits, with a number of those positive results, of course, also coming against the stadium’s other tenants, Melbourne Victory

Deadly Diego

Diego Castro scores v WSW


Diego Castro has been the scourge of Melbourne City on numerous occasions in recent years

The Spaniard has scored six goals in 11 appearances against the Victorian side, his joint-best record against any club (along with Wellington Phoenix)

Links Galore

There has been plenty of player movement between Glory and City over the years and this weekend’s game will feature two former Glory men in the City squad in the form of Scott Jamieson and Rostyn Griffiths and three ex-City players in the visitors’ ranks, namely Neil Kilkenny, Ivan Franjic and Tando Velaphi

Range Finders

Luke Brattan shoots


Melbourne City have scored five goals from outside the box this term which is the most in the competition, with Luke Brattan responsible for three of them

Glory, in contrast, are yet to find the net from beyond the 18-yard line

Pinpoint Passer

Former City and current Glory midfielder Neil Kilkenny leads the league in terms of long-range passing accuracy this season

The midfielder has found his target with 65% of his long passes

Record In Sight

Should Glory claim all three points on Saturday, it would equal the club’s Hyundai A-League record of five consecutive wins which was achieved in March/April 2016

It would also extend the WA side’s winning run against City to three games

Milestone (nearly) Man

Andy Keogh’s goal against Western Sydney last weekend took his Hyundai A-League tally for the club to 48

Six of those goals have come in his 12 appearances at AAMI Park which is his best record at any ground other than nib Stadium

Clearances King

Adelaide v Glory - Shane Lowry heading


Shane Lowry leads the way for Glory this year in terms of clearances with 59

He is third in the duels won category, meanwhile, on 63.3%, just behind fellow-defenders Alex Grant (67.2%) and Dino Djulbic (70.3%)


Photos courtesy of Fotoenzo