Stat Attack: Roar v Glory in numbers


New Year – New Stats!

With a little help from our friends at Opta, we’ve sifted through the facts and figures surrounding Sunday’s clash with Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium and picked eight of the best for you to chew over.

Even Steven

The last nine meetings between the two sides have produced an even split of four wins apiece, plus one draw

Glory won one and lost one at Suncorp last term before being edged out 3-2 at home in the final round of the regular season

Strong Starters

11 of Glory’s last 14 away goals have been scored in the first half, while in the club’s last six away fixtures, only one first-half goal has been conceded [at Wellington in Round 6]

Tony Popovic’s side have not conceded a single goal in the opening 15 minutes of any game this season, while scoring 5 themselves

Keeping Busy

Roar goalkeeper Jamie Young has recorded the most saves in the Hyundai A-League so far this term with 39

Glory’s Liam Reddy, meanwhile, has made 22 

Timely Tomi

Tomi Mrcela v CCM


Tomislav Mrcela has made more interceptions than any other Glory player this year with 15 and shares the highest number of blocks [7] with Shane Lowry

The central defender has also made the most passes in his own half [277]

Cross Kings

Glory continue to lead the competition in terms of crossing accuracy with 31.4%, while Roar’s 20.5% return sees them sitting in fifth spot

Interestingly, Sydney FC have the lowest percentage with 15.6

Key Man Killa

Neil Kilkenny remains a hugely influential figure in midfield for Glory, leading the way with assists [3], passes attempted [610] and crosses attempted [47] 

Talisman Taggs

Former Glory striker Adam Taggart has settled in well at Brisbane, scoring seven goals having had 17 shots on target and 16 off target in his 11 appearances to date

Roar Return

Ivan Franjic v Newcastle


Glory’s Ivan Franjic needs no introduction to the Suncorp Stadium faithful having made more than 130 appearances for the Queenslanders during six seasons at the club

Liam Reddy also spent four years with Roar, playing 66 Hyundai A-League games, while fellow-‘keeper Tando Velaphi made his competition debut for the men in orange back in January 2007

Precision Passing

Juande boasts Glory’s highest passing accuracy percentage with 89, ahead of Scott Neville [86.2%] and Neil Kilkenny [84.3%]