10 key stats ahead of Westfield W-League Round 8

We’ve hit the halfway point of the Westfield W-League 2017/18 Season, with the competition building up for a thrilling finish with a host of clubs still in contention for the finals.

Round 8 throws up some cracking match-ups, including a top-of-the-table clash between Perth Glory and Newcastle Jets.

Check out some of the key facts and figures ahead of the weekend.

  • Sydney FC have won two of their last three games against Canberra United, scoring nine goals in the process.
  • Each of the previous nine meetings between Adelaide and Western Sydney has seen the home side on the day remain undefeated (W5, D4).
  • Newcastle are undefeated in their last three games against Perth (W1, D2) after having been winless in their seven meetings prior (D1, L6).
  • The Wanderers have scored 80% of their goals from set pieces. No other side has scored more than 50% from dead-ball situations.
  • Of the nine goals conceded by Glory, more than half (five) have come from outside the box. No other side has conceded more than two from distance.
  • City are the only side to have made more than 3000 passes so far this season (3291), more than 700 ahead of the next best Brisbane Roar with 2577.
  • Roar playmaker Katrina Gorry has made the most passes in opposition territory so far this season (223), with a passing accuracy of 68.2%.
  • Glory midfielder Nicola Bolger leads the way when it comes to assists with three for the campaign, to go with her 13 chances created overall.
  • Reds goalkeeper Eliza Campbell has the best save percentage in the Westfield W-League, denying opposition shots 77.8% of the time.

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