Isuzu UTE A-League Preview: Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar

The Brisbane Roar will be aiming for back-to-back wins when they come up against Perth Glory at Macedonia Park on Tuesday night.

The visitors will come into the re-scheduled Round 6 match off the back of a 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory on Friday night thanks to a goal from Jay O’Shea.

The Roar were in superb form against Melbourne Victory, creating a number of chances, which they’ll be looking to capitalise on going forward.

Without captain Tom Aldred in central defence, his replacement Connor Chapman played well in his absence alongside Jordan Courtney-Perkins, Scott Neville and Jack Hingert as the side kept another clean sheet.

Meanwhile their opposition, Glory, also had an impressive win on Friday, getting up 1-0 against Western Sydney Wanderers.

It hasn’t been an easy season for the West Australian club, with several narrow losses but picking up their third win of the season, has put them on a high coming into the mid-week clash.

However, the Roar could have the upper hand in Tuesday’s clash, having won three of their last four matches against Perth including a 4-1 win in their most recent meeting.

One player who will be in the thick of it is Carlo Armiento, who returns to his old club for the first time.

With two goals in his last three matches, the 23-year-old has become a player the opposition fear on the wing.

“He’s a player we wanted and he’s starting to show what his qualities are so that’s really important for us,” head coach Warren Moon told media last Thursday.

“I don’t think he’s here to replace Charlie or fill his boots…but he’s certainly contributing at the moment, and we’re happy with how he’s going.”

No longer considered the dark horse of the competition, three points on Tuesday night would shoot the Roar into the Top 4, and with a congested ladder – only five points separate fifth-placed Roar from 12th-placed Glory, it could be a crucial victory.

Now eight games unbeaten, a win or draw in Perth could also put the Roar on the path of equalling a 10-game undefeated streak – last achieved from October to December 2016 – when they return to Kayo Stadium for this Saturday’s home match.

Isuzu UTE A-League 
Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar  
Tuesday 9 January 
Macedonia Park 
Kick off 9:30pm AEST