How about some serious stats to mull over as the build-up to Saturday's huge home clash with Melbourne City continues?
And once you've fully digested them, (and drawn gasps of admiration from your friends by subtly dropping a couple into a Glory-based conversation...) you can book your tickets for what has all the makings of a thriller right HERE!
- Our very own Chris Ikonomidis has been directly involved in six goals so far this season (4 goals and 2 assists), second only to Victory's marquee man Keisuke Honda (4 goals and 3 assists)
- City's victory at nib Stadium in Round 15 of last season was their first here in the West in ten visits
- The first three meetings between Glory and City (then Heart) were all drawn, but only one of the last nine has ended all square
- Jake Brimmer has won 88.9% of his duels in his three appearances this season, while Tomislav Mrcela is Glory's next-best outfield performer in this category with 73.9%
- As a team, Glory have the best duels-won percentage in the competition with 52.2%, while City's 50.5% record sees them ranked fifth
- Melbourne City lead the league this year in terms of total passes (3206) and overall pass completion (82.2%). Glory are currently fifth for overall passes with 2653 and joint-third for overall pass completion (78.4%)
- Glory and City are two of the three cleanest A-League teams this term having committed 76 and 81 fouls respectively. Tony Popovic's men have picked up 13 yellow and one red card, while Warren Joyce's side have copped 12 yellow cards and 0 reds
- Andy Keogh has fired in the most shots on target for Glory in the opening six rounds with 11, while fellow-attacker Chris Ikonomidis has both drawn the most fouls (13) and committed the most (12)
- Glory are the best crossing team in the competition having delivered a total of 103 with an accuracy record of 33%
- Neither Glory nor City have conceded a single goal in the first 15 minutes of any game this term. City have gone on to win both games in which they scored first, while Glory have enjoyed four victories from the five games in which they have opened the scoring