Stat Attack: WSW v Glory In Numbers


If stats, quirky facts and snippets of trivia are your thing, you’re in the right place.

Here’s our guide to Sunday’s away clash with Western Sydney Wanderers in numbers…

Sweet Smell Of Six-cess

The headline act stats-wise this week is that should Glory claim all three points at Bankwest Stadium, they would set a new club record of six successive Hyundai A-League victories.

In their five back-to-back wins since early December, the men in purple have scored 17 goals and conceded just two.

A Percentage That Pops!

Tony Popovic clapping v Jets

Tony Popovic’s win-rate percentage during his one-and-a-half seasons with Glory is 57.8.

Over the course of his five campaigns with Wanderers, meanwhile, his percentage in this category was 40.4.

Purple Patch

Glory have lost in only one of their last ten Hyundai A-League meetings with Western Sydney, picking up four wins and five draws in that run.

Last season, the WA side claimed five points from their three games against the red-and-blacks.

Heads Up

Matt Jurman heading for WSW

Wanderers lead the competition this term for headed efforts at goal with 35.

Glory have recorded 31.

Purple, Red and Black

The Western Sydney squad that won the club’s first ever meeting with Glory in November 2012 (1-0 at HBF Park) contained four players who had previously worn purple or would do so in the future.

Ante Covic, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Youssouf Hersi and Jerrad Tyson were the men in question and Wanderers were, of course, coached by current Glory boss, Tony Popovic.

Pivotal Pirmin

Pirmin Schwegler

Pirmin Schwegler has been a key figure for Wanderers this year, posting some very impressive stats.

The former Switzerland international midfielder leads the way for his club in crosses attempted (59), tackles attempted (40), interceptions (31) and fouls won (22).


Only Sydney FC have a higher shot conversion rate than Glory this season.

The Sky Blues are on 23.8% to Glory’s 20.7%, with Wanderers’ 11.1% return placing them tenth.

Glory’s shot accuracy percentage of 56, meanwhile, is the highest in the competition.


Glory v Jets - Diego Castro and co celebrate

Diego Castro leads the Hyundai A-League for chances created and assists so far this term having recorded 35 of the former and six of the latter.

Daniel Georgievski is Western Sydney’s highest-ranked player in this category with 16 chances created and three assists.


Main photo courtesy of Fotoenzo