Brisbane fighting for a finals spot against Sydney FC at Suncorp Stadium on Anzac Day Eve

Brisbane Roar face Sydney FC in a Monday-night thriller on 24 April at Suncorp Stadium in their fight for a spot in the top six.  

Sydney FC have won only one of their last eight games against the Roar in the Isuzu UTE A-League and are winless in their last four encounters.  

The sky blues have won only one of their last seven games played outside New South Wales so Brisbane will look to capitalise on the home advantage.  

The last meeting between these teams saw Sydney FC deny Roar a victory with a late equaliser by former Brisbane Roar player Alex Parsons stripping them of the three points for a 1-1 draw.   

In the 33rd minute, Joe Knowles put a ball over for Nikola Mileusnic to gain control and fire the ball into goal at the near post.  

Sydney FC were relentless in the final minutes of the match, seeing defender Joel King cross the ball in for Alex Parsons to score the equaliser in added time and cause an upset for Brisbane. 

This match-up will be a must-see which will determine if the Roar are successful in their pursuit of a top six spot or if their finals hopes are over. 

Jay O’Shea is on the brink of beating Besart Berisha’s club record of scoring in six consecutive games, as he sits equal and is looking for a seventh on Monday.  

Interim Head Coach Nick Green is approaching the Sydney FC match-up with a determined and positive mindset.  

He hopes his squad can implement the things they have been working on at training and get their foot in the final’s door.  

“We try and approach every game to try and win the game, and it’s something we’ll be looking to do for our last home game of the season on Monday against Sydney,” Green said.  

“It’s going to be a good experience, a good opportunity for the boys. Hopefully we can put a lot into practice and come away with the three points,” he added.  

Green is remaining focused on the task at hand on Monday to get themselves in the best position moving forward. 

“We can’t worry about the last game of the season, it’s all down to Monday now,” he said.  

“If we can come away with the three points from that game, we will stand ourselves in good stead for that last game.” 

“It’s about this week, and it’s about preparing and it’s about Monday now. We’ll be approaching the game to try and win it.” 

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