Hyundai A-League stats preview: Wanderers v Glory

After their thrilling last-minute win in Perth last week, hopes are high for the Glory boys who meet Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday at Spotless. 

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A win on Sunday and Glory will be just one point off Wanderers and within striking distance of the six. 

And in good news, injury concerns around Spanish striker Diego Castro were played down by Glory coach Kenny Lowe this week.

Castro trained lightly this week after hobbling off in their thrilling, come-from-behind 2-1 victory over City last week. 

The maestro has created 19 scoring chances for Glory in 2018, the joint-most of any player in that period, so he'll be key on Sunday. 

The hosts, meanwhile, are desperate to atone for last week's Sydney Derby loss.

And with Brisbane Roar winning on Saturday, they have the chasing pack breathing down their necks (Roar are just one point behind Josep Gombau's men). 

Today, Mark Bridge is hunting for his 50th win as a Wanderer in the Hyundai A-League; he would become the first player to win as many for the club in this competition. This would be a timely three points for the hosts. 

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MATCH PREVIEW FACTS

  • Perth have won two of their last three games against the Wanderers; however, both of those wins came at nib Stadium.
  • The Wanderers prevailed 2-1 in the only previous encounter between these teams at Spotless Stadium.
  • The Wanderers are undefeated in their last six games at Spotless Stadium (W3, D3); their last, and only, loss at the venue came in Round 19 last season.
  • Perth Glory have lost their last five games on the road, the last time they went longer without picking up a point away from home was a seven-game drought from September to November 2010.
  • No team has kept fewer clean sheets than Perth Glory (2); Wanderers have only managed three themselves this term.
  • Perth Glory have scored seven goals within the opening 15 minutes of games this season, the joint-most of any team alongside Newcastle.