The A-League game at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday will see hosts Brisbane Roar welcoming opponents Adelaide United.
Our tips, poll and stats for Brisbane Roar v Adelaide United can all be found here - along with the latest match odds.
Brisbane Roar prepare for this fixture following a 1-1 A-League drawn result vs Sydney FC.
In that game, Brisbane Roar managed 40% possession and 14 shots on goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Brisbane Roar was Nikola Mileusnić (40'). On the other side, Sydney FC had 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Anthony Cáceres (34') scored for Sydney FC.
It has not been often in recent games where Brisbane Roar haven’t conceded. The reality is that Brisbane Roar have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 9 goals along the way. Previous results aside, we’ll just have to find out if the trend shall persist here in this match.
Ahead of this clash, Brisbane Roar haven't beaten Adelaide United in their last 2 league games.
In the game prior to this, Adelaide United drew 2-2 in the A-League match with Melbourne City.
In that match, Adelaide United managed 56% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For Adelaide United, goals were scored by George Blackwood (60') and Hiroshi Ibusuki (84'). At the other end, Melbourne City had 12 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Andrew Nabbout (24') and Jamie Maclaren (66') scored for Melbourne City.
Carl Veart's Adelaide United have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 8 times throughout their most recent six matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during that period equals 6.
Coming into this meeting, Adelaide United are winless against Brisbane Roar when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head meetings going back to 08/02/2020 tells us that Brisbane Roar have won 2 of these games and Adelaide United 3, with the tally of draws being 1.
A sum of 12 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 6 of them from The Roar and 6 netted by The Reds. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The last league clash between these clubs was A-League match day 3 on 04/12/2021 when the final score was Brisbane Roar 0-0 Adelaide United.
That day, Brisbane Roar had 45% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target.
At the other end, Adelaide United got 13 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
The referee was Chris Beath.
Team News: Brisbane Roar
The Brisbane Roar boss Warren Moon has no fitness worries whatsoever before this match with a fully healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Adelaide United
Adelaide United boss Carl Veart has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Nick Ansell (Achilles tendon rupture) and Kusini Yengi (Leg Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
Adelaide United will have a tough ask to put one past this Brisbane Roar team who we reckon should score & stay on top.
We’re therefore seeing a highly competitive game with a 1-0 win for Brisbane Roar after 90 minutes.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Suncorp Stadium (52,500)
Captain: Tom Aldred
Chairman: Rahim Soekasah
Manager: Warren Moon
Competitions: A-League position 12