Another action-packed fixture in A-League as Perth Glory welcome Melbourne City

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Competition: Australia A-League
Competition: Wed 05.May
Match begins: 11:20 (UTC)
Venue: HBF Park (20500 seats)

Struggling Perth Glory will be hoping to pull off an upset when they welcome high-flying Melbourne City in the upcoming league round. It’s 10th vs 1st and the home crowd will have moderate expectations.

Insights:
  • Perth Glory have the fewest clean sheets (1) in A-League
  • Melbourne City have the most scored goals (42) in A-League

The hosts Perth saw competitive action as recent as four days ago, playing in the A-League. Thankfully the previous game, versus Macarthur, was also a home game here at HBF Park. The away team is better rested.

These teams have little in common geographically as Melbourne City have to travel 3400 kilometers to reach their opponents. The trip home will be especially long if the match ends in defeat.

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Perth Glory form and stats

Perth Glory, who have the fewest clean sheets (1) in A-League, have played 7 A-League games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 3-2-2 (wins-draws-losses).

A draw after 90 minutes last time out for Perth Glory, who played 0-0 against Macarthur. That match was also played at this venue (HBF Park). Preceding that match was a defeat to Wellington Phoenix (1-3).

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for Perth, as the A-League home game vs Melbourne Victory is only four days away.

A decent goal production from Perth in their home games so far, with 13 goals from 7 league matches. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 11 goals have been conceded.

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Melbourne City form and stats

The visitors, who have the most scored goals (42) in A-League, are W4-D2-L4 on the road this term. That's in the A-League. Visiting Melbourne has seen their last two away games both end with a tied score and one point each.

Melbourne won their last game, 3-1 versus Newcastle Jets played at home. Before that, Melbourne City travelled to Macarthur and returned home with a draw after the game finished 1-1.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Brisbane Roar in just four days.

Melbourne are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 17 times in 10 away games so far. Melbourne have conceded 12 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Melbourne City - Perth 1-3 played earlier this season. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: five - three - two (Perth wins - draws - Melbourne City wins). As for goals, six matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Melbourne CityJ. MacLaren
J. MacLaren
20 goals
PerthB. Fornaroli Mezza
B. Fornaroli Mezza
8 goals
Perth GloryN. D'Agostino
N. D'Agostino
5 goals

Perth Glory missing players

Melbourne City missing players

Perth Glory Melbourne City
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
17 7 3 Played P 3 10 18
5 3 1 Won W 2 4 11
4 2 1 Drew D 0 2 2
8 2 1 Lost L 1 4 5
26 13 7 Scored S 9 17 42
32 11 6 Conceded C 3 12 20
94% 86% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
88% 86% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 80% 89%
71% 71% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 40% 61%
35% 43% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 30% 44%
12% 14% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 67% 30% 33%
71% 86% 100% BTTS BTTS 33% 50% 56%
6% 14% 0% Clean Sheets C S 33% 30% 33%
29% 14% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 20% 11%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 1.7 1.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.7 1.6 1.4
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 3 3
 
13.4 14.4 12 Shots (avg) S ( 18 16.2 17.9
4.8 5.1 4.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 8.3 5.8 6.4
32% 36% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 36% 29% 37%
Key stats in A-League this season:
  • Melbourne City have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Melbourne City have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (7) in A-League
  • Melbourne City have the most scored goals (42) in A-League
  • Melbourne City have the most scored goals in the first half (19) in A-League
  • Melbourne City have the the best goal difference (+22) in A-League
  • Melbourne City haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Perth Glory have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Perth Glory have the fewest clean sheets (1) in A-League
  • Perth Glory have the fewest matches under the total-line (5) in A-League

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Melbourne City 18 11 2 5 42 20 8 7 0 1 25 8 10 4 2 4 17 12 22 35
2 Sydney 20 8 7 5 28 21 11 5 4 2 12 9 9 3 3 3 16 12 7 31
3 Adelaide United 19 9 4 6 32 29 9 6 2 1 14 7 10 3 2 5 18 22 3 31
4 Central Coast Mariners 19 9 4 6 29 26 11 5 3 3 17 17 8 4 1 3 12 9 3 31
5 Macarthur 20 8 5 7 24 27 10 3 4 3 15 14 10 5 1 4 9 13 -3 29
6 Western United 18 8 4 6 27 23 10 6 3 1 16 8 8 2 1 5 11 15 4 28
7 Western Sydney Wanderers 20 7 7 6 34 33 10 4 2 4 18 16 10 3 5 2 16 17 1 28
8 Brisbane Roar 17 7 6 4 25 17 8 2 4 2 10 8 9 5 2 2 15 9 8 27
9 Wellington Phoenix 20 7 5 8 32 29 11 4 2 5 19 17 9 3 3 3 13 12 3 26
10 Perth Glory 17 5 4 8 26 32 7 3 2 2 13 11 10 2 2 6 13 21 -6 19
11 Melbourne Victory 18 4 2 12 20 47 9 3 0 6 14 25 9 1 2 6 6 22 -27 14
12 Newcastle Jets 20 3 4 13 17 32 9 1 1 7 7 16 11 2 3 6 10 16 -15 13

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The A-League is the top level of the Australian football league system. Seasons run from October to May. Ten teams play a regular season of 27 fixtures to create a league table winner and the highest placed teams qualify for a playoff. The league winner is called the “premier” while the playoff winner is the “champion”. There is no set system for relegation, unlike most leagues in the world.