Brisbane Roar visit Perth Glory tonight (10:00pm kick-off QLD time) looking to lock down a place in the Hyundai A-League top three with a third consecutive win.
The Roar last visited Perth in Round 20, when the two sides split the points after a pulsating 2-2 draw.
As the ladder stands, these two sides would meet in an elimination final in the first week of the finals.
Head-to-head: Roar v Glory
- Overall record: 19 wins, 9 draws, 7 defeats. Goals for: 68; Goals against: 44
- At nib Stadium: 8 wins, 5 draws, 4 defeats. Goals for: 33; Goals against: 25
- Roar have won three and drawn one of their last five games against Glory, with both teams scoring 10 goals in that period.
- Roar have bragging rights this season, winning 2-1 in Brisbane in October before drawing 2-2 in Perth last time out.
- The most common scoreline is a 2-1 Roar win.
- There is an average of 3.2 goals in Roar-Glory matches.
Last five meetings
- Glory 2-2 Roar – February 18, 2017 at nib Stadium
- Roar 2-1 Glory – October 30, 2016 at Suncorp Stadium
- Glory 6-3 Roar – February 2, 2016 at nib Stadium
- Roar 2-1 Glory – January 2, 2016 at Suncorp Stadium
- Roar 1-0 Glory – November 15, 2015 at Suncorp Stadium
- Roar have completed the most passes in the league (11830) while Glory have completed the least (9000).
- Brisbane have secured 6 clean sheets, behind only Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix.
- Roar and Glory have both scored 10 goals in the 31-45 minute bracket, tied for most in the leage in that period.
- Roar have lost only once when scoring first, while Glory have scored first and lost on three occasions.
- Jamie Maclaren is the only Roar player in the top 20 goalscorers list with 18 goals. Glory have three players in the top 20 – Adam Taggart (11), Diego Castro (11) and Andy Keogh (10).
- Maclaren is second in the league in shots with 81 (47 on target) while Castro is fifth with 63 (18 on target)
Roar: Brandon Borrello
Borrello was on fire last weekend, laying on two assists for Jamie Maclaren in the Roar’s 5-1 demolition of Central Coast Mariners.
Glory: Diego Castro
Castro won the Johnny Warren Medal in 2015/16 and has been superb again this season, scoring 11 goals and providing four assists.
Match details & squads
Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Round 26, Perth Glory v Brisbane. Saturday, 25 March 2017, nib Stadium, Perth. Kick-off 10:00pm (QLD time)
Brisbane Roar FC squad: 3.Luke DEVERE, 5.Corey BROWN, 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 9.Jamie MACLAREN, 10.Brett HOLMAN, 13.Jade NORTH (c), 15. ARANA, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 19.Jack HINGERT, 20.Shannon BRADY, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 25.Kye ROWLES, 26.Nick D’AGOSTINO, 28.Brandon BORRELLO, 29.Joe CALETTI, 43.Tomislav BILIC (gk), 46.Cameron CRESTANI **two to be omitted**
Perth Glory: 33. Liam REDDY (GK), 3. Marc WARREN, 5. Rhys WILLIAMS, 6. Dino DJULBIC, 7. Joel CHIANESE, 8. Rostyn GRIFFITHS (C), 9. Andy KEOGH, 11. Richard GARCIA, 13. Nick FEELY (GK), 14. Chris HAROLD, 15. Brandon WILSON, 16. Joe MILLS, 17. Diego CASTRO, 18. Mitch OXBORROW, 19. Josh RISDON, 22. Adam TAGGART, 26. Lucian GOIAN, 28. Joe KNOWLES **two to be omitted**