Isuzu UTE A-League Preview: Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC

Brisbane Roar Head Coach Warren Moon is confident his side’s first win is around the corner as they prepare to take on Sydney FC on Sunday afternoon at Moreton Daily Stadium.  

The last time the two sides went head-to-head Brisbane came out on top, snapping an eight-match winless streak against the Sky Blues in their 3-1 win at the end of last season.  

On Sunday, the Roar will be aiming for back-to-back wins against Sydney for the first time since March 2016. 

Fans are always set for an entertaining and thrilling match with their upcoming clash whenever the old foes come together.  

“It doesn’t get much better, Brisbane against Sydney, that Queensland and New South Wales rivalry is always going to be there,” Moon said 

“It’s a game we really want to win. 

“I’m sure it’s a game they want to win too. We don’t need any more motivation because we want our first win,” he added. 

Sydney, who currently sit third on the ladder, have two wins under their belt with their attacking players scoring the most goals (10) in the league. However, down the other end of the pitch, the Sky Blues haven’t had it as easy, conceding eight – the joint second most in the league.  

Meanwhile, the Roar remains the only team yet to make an error leading to a goal, conceding just three goals – the second-fewest in the league.  

“The challenge is there for us, obviously we haven’t scored the goal we want so we’re playing against a side that are attacking but has also conceded some goals,” Moon said.  

“We’re confident the win is around the corner and why not against Sydney.” 

With the Roar continuing to build their chance in front of goal, Moon is looking for his side to be more composed in the final third. 

“Getting into the final third isn’t a problem, but it’s about choice and the quality of our decision-making to improve,” he said. 

There is one forced change to the starting XI with Macklin Freke coming in for the suspended Jordan Holmes, who received a straight red card last weekend.  

Catch all the action between Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC live on Paramount+ and 10 Bold. 


Brisbane Roar Squad: 1. Macklin FREKE (gk), 2. Scott NEVILLE, 3. Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS, 5. Thomas ALDRED ©, 6. Connor CHAPMAN, 7. Rahmat AKABARI, 8. Riku DANZAKI, 9. Charles AUSTIN, 10. Nikola MILEUSNIC, 13. Henry HORE, 15. Jesse DALEY, 16. Joshua BRINDELL-SOUTH, 17. Carlo ARMIENTO, 19. Jack HINGERT, 26. James O’SHEA, 27. Kai TREWIN, 28. Joseph KNOWLES, 29. Cyrus DEHMIE, 31. Lachlan DUKE (gk), 35. Louis ZABALA, 40. Cardiff POND (gk) **(three to be omitted)** 

In: 19. Jack HINGERT, 31. Lachlan DUKE (gk), 40. Cardiff POND (gk) (Promoted) 

Out: 32. James NIKOLOVSKI 

Unavailable: 11. Jez LOFTHOUSE (Injured), 23. Jordan HOLMES (gk) (Suspended) 

Sydney FC Squad: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 2. James DONACHIE, 5. Connor O’TOOLE, , 8. Paulo RETRE, 10. Joe LOLLEY, 11. Robert MAK, 12. Pat WOOD, 16. Patrick YAZBEK, 17. Anthony CACERES, 18. Diego CABALLO, 19. Adrian SEGECIC, 20. Thomas HEWARD-BELLE (GK), 21. Alex PARSONS, 22. Max BURGESS, 23. Rhyan GRANT, 25. Jaiden KUCHARSKI, 26. Luke BRATTAN ©, 28. Jake GIRDWOOD-REICH, 29. Aaron GURD **(2-3 to be omitted)**

In: 5. Connor O’TOOLE (promoted).

Out: None

Unavailable: 4.Alex WILKINSON (c) (injured), 6. Jack RODWELL (injured), 9. Adam LE FONDRE (injured)

Isuzu UTE A-League 
Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC 
Sunday 6 November 
Moreton Daily Stadium 
Kick off 2pm AEST