Brisbane Roar will seek to turn their season around by putting an end to their winless streak this Saturday against Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium.
Brisbane have won only one of their last nine Isuzu UTE A-League matches, losing their last three games in succession, and currently sit in tenth place so will be eager for points this weekend to take a turn for the better.
Sydney FC have won three of their last games so are looking the stronger side heading into Saturday’s match on their home soil.
The sky blues are undefeated in their last six Isuzu UTE A-League matches against the Roar at their home in New South Wales, with the last three meetings ending in a draw.
Unlike their current ladder positioning, Brisbane Roar have beaten Sydney FC in their last two matches with their last meeting seeing them win 3-1 at Kayo Stadium in November last year.
The Roar came out strong in just the 6th minute where Jay O’Shea executed a well-aimed free kick into the goal area that was knocked away by the goalkeeper but was met by Joe Knowles to cross it in for a tap-in goal from Charlie Austin.
Just moments later, a penalty was given Brisbane’s way after a foul on Austin in the box. Austin hit the penalty kick sweetly to the bottom left corner but was denied by the goalie twice for Carlo Armiento to take the shot off the deflection to make it 2-0.
Sydney FC responded in the 39th minute after with Anthony Caceres executed a long-range shot that broke the goal line before Tom Aldred could make the defensive clearance.
Brisbane wrapped up the game with a super shot by Josh Brindell-South from well outside the 18-yard box, making it three for the side to get the win at home.
The Roar will be hoping to repeat that performance this Saturday and see if they can put on a show of the same caliber away at Allianz Stadium.
Jay O’Shea has 40% accuracy from 102 crosses in the 2022/23 Isuzu UTE A-League season, the best rate of any player in the competition, therefore the men in orange will aim to capitalise on these opportunities further this weekend.
Tune into the clash at 4:00pm AEST on Paramount +.