Stat Attack: Roar v Glory

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

Ultimately, there’s only one stat that matters on Wednesday evening and that is the three points Glory require to stay in the race for a Finals spot.

But do you honestly think we’re going to limit ourselves to that?

No chance!

A sprinkle of context and a drizzle of trivia always adds to the flavour of any game, so we’ve set the stats saucepan to simmer and served up the following…

Making Hay In May

Glory v Western United - Bruno Fornaroli celebrates

Glory frontman Bruno Fornaroli scored four goals and provided three assists in the month of May.

No other player in the league was directly involved in more than five goals during the same period.

Silencing The Roar

Glory are unbeaten in their last six meetings with Roar, picking up four wins and two draws in that run.

The club’s only previous visit to Moreton Daily Stadium in February of last year ended in a 1-1 draw, with Bruno Fornaroli claiming the goal for the visitors.

Distance Danger

Dylan Wenzel-Halls

Roar striker Dylan Wenzel-Halls has scored three goals from outside the box this term, second only in the league to Wellington’s Ulises Davila who has bagged four.

Glory’s highest-ranked player in this category is Joel Chianese with two.

Never A Dull Moment

The average number of goals scored across the 46 previous A-League meetings between the two sides is 3.33 and there have only ever been two 0-0 draws, the most recent of which came back in January 2014.

Keogh On The Cusp

Andy Keogh on the ball v Newcastle

Glory striker Andy Keogh will set a new, all-time club A-League appearances record of 144 if he is selected to feature on Wednesday evening.

The former Ireland international has scored ten times in 13 games against Roar, making them his joint-favourite opponents along with Western Sydney.

Fewest Fouls

As they have all season, Glory continue to commit the least fouls in the league, being penalised just 246 times at an average of 10.25 per game.

Sydney FC are next best in this category with 260.

Pass Master

Jay O'Shea on the ball

Roar midfielder Jay O’Shea leads the league for passes in the opposition half with 986, 79.1% of which have found their mark.

The Irishman has also scored four times in his 24 appearances this term.