Stat Attack: Wanderers v Glory In Numbers


The ol’ Stat-anooga Choo Choo was a bit late pulling into the station this week, but don’t despair, we’ve still managed to unload all the key numbers, facts and random nuggets of trivia you need ahead of tonight’s clash with Western Sydney Wanderers…

Milestone Man

Ivan Franjic passing the ball

Subject to selection, Ivan Franjic will make his 50th Hyundai A-League appearance for Glory at Bankwest Stadium this evening.

In total, he has played 219 games to date for Brisbane Roar, Melbourne City and Glory, scoring 16 goals in the process, three of which have come during his time here in the West.

Glorious Recent Record

Glory are unbeaten in their last seven A-League meetings with Western Sydney, recording four wins and three draws in that run.

Two of those victories came in Round 10 and Round 15 of the current campaign, 2-0 at HBF Park and 1-0 at Bankwest Stadium.

Heads Up

Mitchell Duke heading

No teams has scored more (9) or conceded fewer (4) headed goals this season than Western Sydney.

Of leading scorer Mitch Duke’s 11 goals this term, four have been headed efforts.

From Downtown…

Glory’s Bruno Fornaroli has scored four goals from outside the box this season, which is more than any other player in the competition.

Of the Uruguayan’s 13 goals, ten have been with his right foot, two with his left and one with his head.

Popa’s Percentage

Tony Popovic clapping v Jets

Tony Popovic’s win ratio as Glory Head Coach is 52.3%, while over the course of his five seasons in charge of Western Sydney, it was 40.36%.

His counterpart tonight, Jean-Paul de Marigny, took the reins at Wanderers ahead of Round 17 this term and has recorded four wins, four draws and just one defeat from his nine games in charge since then.

Ever Reddy

Liam Reddy, Neill Kilkenny and Bruno Fornaroli have featured in each of Glory’s 23 games so far this season, while Mitchell Duke is the only ever-present for Wanderers.

Fornaroli Forges Ahead

Bruno Fornaroli celebrates goal v Wellington

Glory’s leading scorer Bruno Fornaroli has scored four times in nine appearances against Western Sydney, while his Wanderers counterpart, Mitchell Duke, has netted just once in the 11 games he has played versus the men from WA.

Sharp Shooters

Glory lead the competition for shooting accuracy (excluding blocks) since the competition resumed last month.

Tony Popovic’s side have been on target with 67% of their strikes.