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Brisbane Roar are going up against visiting club Wellington Phoenix at Suncorp Stadium in this A-League tie on Saturday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Brisbane Roar v Wellington Phoenix, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
Brisbane Roar will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 0-4 A-League triumph versus Central Coast Mariners.
In that game, Brisbane Roar managed 45% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 6 on target. For Brisbane Roar, the goalscorers were Macaulay Gillesphey (19'), Joe Champness (56'), Alex Parsons (89') and Masato Kudo (90'). Central Coast Mariners got 10 shots on goal with 3 on target.
It has not been often in recent games where Brisbane Roar have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that The Roar have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 5 goals during that time. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Brisbane Roar:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Wellington Phoenix in their last 3 games.
- have not won against Wellington Phoenix in their last 2 matches in the league.
Wellington Phoenix will come into the clash following on from a 2-1 A-League win to beat Adelaide United in their previous fixture.
In that game, Wellington Phoenix had 42% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Wellington Phoenix, the goals were scored by Ben Waine (58') and Tomer Hemed (97'). Adelaide United got 17 shots on goal with 6 on target. Stefan Mauk (51') was the scorer for Adelaide United.
The stats tell the story, and Wellington Phoenix have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals overall. Defensively, The Nix have not been doing too well.
Looking at their past form shows that Wellington Phoenix:
- have not beaten Brisbane Roar when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. Not good.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 22/12/2018, neither club has come out on top overall with Brisbane Roar winning 2 of those games, Wellington Phoenix 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
A combined total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 7 for The Roar and 9 for The Nix. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The previous league meeting between these sides was A-League match day 13 on 21/03/2021 and the score finished Wellington Phoenix 1-1 Brisbane Roar.
That day, Wellington Phoenix managed 40% possession and 21 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Tomer Hemed (42').
At the other end, Brisbane Roar got 16 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Golgol Mebrahtu (86') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Stephen Lucas.
Team News: Brisbane Roar
Brisbane Roar manager Warren Moon will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Wellington Phoenix
With a completely injury-free group available to select from, Wellington Phoenix manager Ufuk Talay doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this match.
Our thinking is that Wellington Phoenix will manage to put one past this Brisbane Roar team, however that possibly won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
Our selection here is for a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Brisbane Roar by the conclusion of the game. Expecting it to be very competitive.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Suncorp Stadium (52,500)
Captain: Tom Aldred
Chairman: Rahim Soekasah
Manager: Warren Moon
Competitions: A-League position 9
⭐ Key Player: Riku Danzaki
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Riku Danzaki was born in Natori, Japan. After having played his first senior match for Consadole Sapporo in the 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has managed to score 6 league goals in this A-League 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 15 appearances.