Stat Attack: Sydney FC v Glory In Numbers


The Premiers’ Plate may be sitting proudly in the Glory trophy cabinet, but the focus is now fully upon Thursday’s visit to Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

The quick turnaround in games meant a quick turnaround was also required in terms of numbers that needed to be crunched.

So that’s exactly what we did…

Happy Travellers

Glory are unbeaten in their last 14 Hyundai A-League games on the road.

Only Brisbane Roar, with 16 games in 2010-11, have ever gone longer in the competition without an away defeat.

Man Mountain

Shane Lowry celebrating Premiership win

Shane Lowry (left) remains a colossus at the back for Glory, leading the club’s stats for clearances (100), blocks (18) and passes in his own half (712).

He is also second behind defensive colleague Dino Djulbic in terms of duels won – 67.5 to 67.8%.

Jubilee Joy

Sydney FC have won their last five games at Netsrata Jubilee Stadium and the Sky Blues also tasted victory at the same venue in this year’s Westfield W-League Grand Final against Glory.

Diego’s Duck

Diego Castro appealing

Sydney FC are the only Hyundai A-League team against which Diego Castro is yet to score a goal.

The Spanish maestro has been at his most prolific in clashes with the Melbourne clubs, scoring seven apiece against both Victory and City.

Harbour City Highlight

Glory’s last away win over the Sky Blues came in February 2016 when Andy Keogh and Chris Harold both found the net in a 2-1 triumph at Allianz Stadium.

Former Glory man Shane Smeltz bagged the hosts’ reply that day.

Pass Masters

Neil Kilkenny pointing

Neil Kilkenny is still comfortably Glory’s most prolific performer when it comes to passes attempted with 1524.

Jason Davidson is second on Glory’s list in this category with 1166, while for Sydney FC, Brandon O’Neill has 1653 and fellow-midfielder Josh Brillante is on 1498.

Heads Up

Glory have scored more headed goals (10) this term than any other club, while Sydney FC have bagged only five.

Neither club has been rattling direct free-kicks in on a regular basis, however, with the Sky Blues scoring just one and Glory yet to open their account in this category.

So Solid

Glory and Sydney FC have kept 18 clean sheets between them so far this season and boast the two tightest defences in the competition.

The WA side have shipped just 22 goals in 25 games, while the Sky Blues have conceded 27.