Who has the better record? Which side has one of the league’s top passers? Check out all the key stats ahead of Saturday’s clash with Newcastle Jets.
Head-to-head: Roar v Jets
- Overall record: 13 wins, 9 draws, 12 defeats. 40 goals for, 37 goals against.
- The most common scoreline in Roar-Jets matches is 1-0 Newcastle win or 2-1 Brisbane win.
- In 17 of the 34 meeetings between the sides, atleast one side has kept a clean sheet. However, this has happened only once in the last six matches.
- There is an average of 2.26 goals in this fixture.
- Brisbane hold the record for the biggest margin of defeat in this tie, beating the Jets 5-0 in the inaugural Hyundai A-League season.
- The Jets won the previous encounter in Round 2 but the Roar were unbeaten in the previous six clashes.
- The Roar will be looking to extend their unbeaten home streak to 14 matches. The Roar have only lost the one match at home since the beginning of last season.
- The current unbeaten streak is the second longest in club history behind a 23-match run that ended in November 2011.
- All four of Tommy Oar’s assists this season have come when playing at Suncorp Stadium, no player in the competition has registered more home assists.
- The Jets however are one of few teams to hold a positive record at Suncorp Stadium (9 Jets wins, 3 draws, 4 Roar wins). Brisbane did take four points from the two matches at the venue last season.
- The Jets currently sit in seventh position on the Hyundai A-League ladder while the Roar sit close to the top in third.
- The Roar have competed in the second-most duels in the league (1448) but their success rate of 49.2% is 8th in the league. Nobody has faced less duels than the Jets (1226) but their 50.7% winning rate is middle of the pack.
- Only Sydney FC have conceded more goals than Brisbane while the Jets’ 22 goals is among the most in the league.
- Newcastle’s 27.1% cross completion rate is only bettered by Perth’s 30.6% while Brisbane’s 21.8% is 8th.
- Both sides have received 24 yellow cards. Only the Mariners have received less (23).
- The Jets have conceded first in 10 of their 13 matches this season but are undefeated when they score first. Similarly, the Roar have won five from nine when netting first without defeat.
- Brisbane have two players (Jamie Maclaren – 6 & Thomas Kristensen – 4) who have scored more goals this season than the Jets’ top goalscorers – Andrew Hoole and Andrew Nabbout who have scored three each
- Only Bruno Fornaroli has had more shots than Jamie Maclaren this season while Andrew Hoole leads the Jets’ in 16th placed throughout the league.
- Brisbane Roar have four players in the league’s top 20 for passing led by Matt McKay in third place followed by Thomas Kristensen, Thomas Broich and Corey Brown. The Jets are not represented.
- No player has made more tackles than the Great Dane Thomas Kristensen. He also leads the squad in interceptions.
Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets
Saturday, 7 October, Suncorp Stadium, 4:35pm
Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Michael THEO (gk), 3.Luke DEVERE, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 5.Corey BROWN, 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 9.Jamie MACLAREN, 11.Tommy OAR, 13.Jade NORTH, 15.ARANA, 17. Matt MCKAY (c), 19.Jack HINGERT, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 22.Thomas BROICH, 23.Dimitri PETRATOS, 25.Kye ROWLES (promoted), 26.Nick D’AGOSTINO, 28.Brandon BORRELLO **two to be omitted**
Ins: 25.Kye ROWLES (promoted), 26.Nick D’AGOSTINO (promoted)
Unavailable: 10.Brett HOLMAN (knee – 1-2 weeks)
Newcastle Jets squad: 2. Daniel MULLEN, 3. Jason HOFFMAN, 4. Nigel BOOGAARD (C), 6. Steven UGARKOVIC, 7. Andrew HOOLE, 8. Mateo POLJAK, 9. Aleksandr KOKKO, 10. Wayne BROWN, 15. Andrew NABBOUT, 16. Nicholas COWBURN, 18. MA Leilei, 19. Morten NORDSTRAND, 20. Jack DUNCAN (Gk), 22. Lachlan JACKSON, 23. Devante CLUT, 28. John KOUTROUMBIS, 30. PIERCE CLARK (Gk)
**one to be omitted**
Ins: 4. Nigel BOOGAARD (C) (returns from injury), 23. Devante CLUT (promoted)
Outs: 13. Ivan VUJICA (hamstring – 4–6 weeks)
Unavailable: 1. Ben KENNEDY (Gk) (achilles – season), 5. Ben KANTAROVKSI (knee – 1-3 weeks), 13. Ivan VUJICA (hamstring – 4-6 weeks), 21. Daniel ALESSI (knee – season)