ALM R5 Preview: Brisbane Roar v Perth Glory

Brisbane Roar look to build on their strong start to their 2023/24 Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s campaign when they take on Perth Glory at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday in their second home game of the new season.

Roar come into Sunday’s Round 5 clash following a 2-1 away win over last seasons Champions, Central Coast Mariners.

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Goals from Florin Berenguer and Thomas Waddingham were enough to secure three points at Industree Group Stadium ahead of the international break.

Brisbane have a chance to secure their 200th A-League win this Sunday, a feat only achieved previously by Sydney FC, Melbourne Victory, and Adelaide united.

Ross Aloisi’s side will look to replicate a stunning 3-0 win over Sydney FC from their last home outing in a commanding return to Suncorp Stadium.

Roar Captain, Tom Aldred says he’s thoroughly enjoying the brand of football being employed by Aloisi.

“I’m enjoying it, loving it, loving Ross as a coach. I feel like he’s improved me, especially with the ball,” Aldred said.

“It’s exciting football, I’m sure the fans can agree as well”.

“It’s a different way of playing, certainly a lot different to what I came from in the UK, but all the boys are enjoying it. I think it’s a fantastic brand of football and we’re seeing results and ultimately that’s football, results matter and we’re doing that,” Aldred added.

Perth Glory start the weekend in eighth place on the table, just three points shy of the sixth placed Roar. 

Alen Stajic’s side head to Brisbane off the back of a 2-0 loss to league leaders, Western Sydney Wanderers and are yet to pick up a point on the road so far this season.

In total Roar and Glory have met 52 times in ALM action with Roar winning 26 times, Glory 15 and there having been 11 draws between the pair.

Roar will be without Joe Caletti, who serves a one match suspension after being sent off against Central Coast but are boosted by the return of Jack Hingert to the match day squad.

Sunday’s match kicks off at 2pm ahead of the ALW clash against Adelaide United at 4:45pm as part of the Roar’s first double-header in four years.

Isuzu-UTE A-League Men 2023-24 – Round 5: Brisbane Roar v Perth Glory
Suncorp Stadium, Milton
Sunday, 26 November (2:00pm KO)

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