Brisbane look for redemption in Adelaide

Brisbane Roar will be taking on Adelaide United this Saturday night at Coopers Stadium in a bid to bounce back after their 4-0 loss to the Newcastle Jets last week in the Isuzu UTE A-League.  

Last time these two teams met, the result was a 1-1 draw at Kayo Stadium on December 9 2022.  

That match included a scoreless first half, with Adelaide’s George Blackwood breaking the silence in the 71st minute with a header off a corner.  

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 09: Ethan Alagich of Adelaide is pressured by the defence of Thomas Aldred of the Roar during the A-League Men’s match between the Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United at Moreton Daily Stadium, on December 09, 2022, in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Isaias Sanchez of Adelaide found himself being sent off after receiving two yellow cards during the match.  

The Roar struck back in added time when a penalty was given their way, to see Jay O’Shea levelling the playing field 1-1. 

Saturday night will see Brisbane Roar veteran fullback Jack Hingert going up against Socceroo Craig Goodwin in a must-see showdown.  

Brisbane have not achieved a win since Round 10 against Melbourne Victory with the Roar winning 0-1.  

Head Coach Warren Moon believes his squad have a good battle on their hands as they head to the South Australian capital.  

“They’re a very good team, well coached. It’s not an easy place to go down there and try and get points,” Moon said.  

“That’s been a bit of a graveyard for us the last couple of years, but we’ve got to go down there and improve upon last week’s disappointing performance.” 

Following last week’s 4-0 upset against Newcastle, Moon is putting it down as “one of those games” and believes his squad can bring an improved performance tomorrow night.  

“For whatever reason we were off as a collective. That’s the challenge for us now is to try and improve, bounce back, and show it was just an anomaly.” 

“We pride ourselves in our defensive efforts, and last week we fell short,” he added.  

“We are going to play an excellent side in Adelaide and if we are not at our very best, it’s going to be a tough night if we don’t give everything to our performance, with and without the ball.” 

Last time the Roar played away in Adelaide, Jay O’Shea hit a memorable strike to help put Brisbane Roar through to the Semi Finals of the Australia Cup.

Moon shared that there will not be much change to the starting squad but mentioned that Marcel Canadi and Jez Lofthouse are not fit to travel yet.  

New signing Taras Gomulka will be travelling with the matchday squad, along with Nikola Mileusnic.  

Heading into Round 15, Brisbane Roar sit tenth on the ladder while Adelaide United is sitting fifth.  

Brisbane Roar will hope to begin February on a high note in a Saturday night contest at 6:45pm AEST.  

Tune into the match on 10Bold or Paramount+.