The numbers game


Here’s all the facts and figures heading into tonight’s match against Brisbane Roar.

86 – Thursday marks Tony Popovic’s 86th A-League match at the helm of the Wanderers. Currently, Popovic is the league’s longest-serving manager since the club’s foundation in 2012.

42 – The Wanderers will walk out in our season-opener for the 42nd time at Wanderland.

41 – The Wanderers’ win percentage at Wanderland stands at 41%. Melbourne Victory have the highest home ground winning percentage in the A-League with 54%.

12 – After the full time whistle on Thursday, the Wanderers will have played Brisbane in the A-League twelve times: more than any other side.

9 – The Wanderers have scored more goals away at Brisbane than at any other A-League club’s home ground.

0 – The Wanderers are yet to win on the opening game of the season.

0 – The Wanderers have never beaten Brisbane in the A-League with Matt McKay in the side.

6 – After four straight victories over Brisbane in the foundation season of 2012/2013, the Wanderers were unable to defeat Brisbane again for a further six straight matches, the club’s longest winless streak against an individual club.

8 – Eight different Brisbane players have scored against the Wanderers. Perth, Sydney and Newcastle also have eight.