Are Perth getting ready to fire?

Things aren’t exactly looking bright for Perth Glory this season. They’ve missed their key players through injury, forcing them to field young inexperienced sides, they’ve suffered a couple of heavy losses, they’re enduring their worst start to a season after 14 rounds in A-League history, but are things potentially about to change for the side.

Round 15 is when Perth wake up and set the league on fire. In the past two seasons Perth have won the second highest amount of points in the final 12 matches. The only teams to score more points than them in the past two seasons are Adelaide United and Sydney FC, the past two champions.

15/16 points after Round 14

1st Adelaide United – 32

2nd Perth Glory – 31

3rd Western Sydney Wanderers – 21

4th Melbourne City – 20

5th Brisbane Roar – 20

6th Melbourne Victory – 20

7th Newcastle Jets – 17

8th Sydney FC – 10

9th Wellington Phoenix – 9

10th Central Coast Mariners – 4

16/17 points after Round 14

1st Sydney FC – 30

2nd Perth Glory – 22

3rd Western Sydney Wanderers – 22

4th Brisbane Roar – 21

5th Melbourne Victory – 20

6th Wellington Phoenix – 18

7th Adelaide United – 16

8th Melbourne City – 16

9th Central Coast Mariners – 13

10th Newcastle Jets – 6

Combined points

1st Perth Glory – 53

2nd Adelaide United – 48

3rd Western Sydney Wanderers – 43

4th Brisbane Roar – 41

5th Sydney FC – 40

6th Melbourne Victory – 40

7th Melbourne City – 36

8th Wellington Phoenix – 27

9th Newcastle Jets – 23

10th Central Coast Mariners – 17

Diego Castro and Andy Keogh are two players that lead the way for the Western Australian outfit. Castro has scored 17 goals during this period in the past two seasons. Keogh is not too far behind with 15.

Glory face Melbourne City, a side they have a decent record against, and could be the beginning of their late season surge.

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