Stat Attack: Phoenix v Glory


What better way to count down to Saturday’s Elimination Final (apart from playing 80s poodle-rock classic ‘The Final Countdown’ on a loop) than with a hearty and nourishing bowl of stats, facts and trivia?

Let’s get stuck in…

For Openers…

Glory have won 83% of the games that they have scored first in this season.

Only Western United boast a higher percentage of wins in this category (90%), while Wellington have recorded 79%.

Double Delight

Chris Greenacre

Chris Greenacre scored in both of the previous Finals games between Phoenix and Glory.

The English striker bagged the opener in Wellington’s win at Westpac Stadium in 2010 and the equaliser in their defeat in Perth during the 2011-12 Finals campaign.

Run Over

Wellington’s 2-1 win against Glory last month was their first over the men in purple since February 2018.

The two sides are yet to record a single goalless draw in 40 meetings.

Reddy Eyes Record

Glory v Mariners - Hub - Liam Reddy solo

Current Glory and ex-Phoenix goalkeeper Liam Reddy requires two more clean sheets to set a new Hyundai A-League record.

Danny Vukovic, who also represented both Glory and Phoenix, is the current record holder with 85, while Reddy is on 84.

Solid Starters

Wellington have conceded just four goals in the opening 30 minutes of games this season, the fewest in the league.

Glory have let in 11 in the same period. 

Kiwi Killa 

Neil Kilkenny controls the ball v Melbourne City

Glory skipper Neil Kilkenny has been on the losing side just twice in his ten career appearances against Wellington.

The midfielder also continues to lead Glory’s stats this year in terms of passes attempted (1683), crosses attempted (175) and passes in the opposition half (1027).

Just Shoot!

Glory’s Bruno Fornaroli and Wellington’s Ulises Davila are ranked second and fourth respectively for shot attempts this term.

Fornaroli has recorded 88 shots, 41 of which have been on target, while Davila has fired in 85, 29 of which have been on target.