Take a look at some key facts for both our Westfield W-League and Hyundai A-League sides ahead of Sunday’s back-to-back blockbuster at Suncorp Stadium.
The ledger is even between the two sides with 14 wins apiece and 9 draws. The Roar have a goal difference of +4 against the Reds however.
Roar-Reds games are generally closely-fought, low scoring games with a team scoring 3+ goals six times in 37 meetings. 1-0 Brisbane Roar win is the most common scoreline.
Brisbane have the largest score and biggest winning margin in this fixture with a 7-1 win in October, 2011.
The Roar’s draw with Adelaide in Round 6 is the only time this fixture has not produced a winner since March, 2012 with 14 matches played in that period.
Brisbane will be looking to end a three game winless streak against the Reds (D1, L2).
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Last time they met
Adelaide United 1 (Guardiola 78′) – Brisbane Roar 1 (Holman 60′), Friday, 11 November, 2016 at Coopers Stadium
Brett Holman’s first Brisbane Roar goal opened the scoring before Segi Guardiola stole a point for the Reds with a late second-half goal.
The Roar dominated opportunities finding the target seven times from 11 shots and allowing just the one shot on target for Adelaide. Tommy Oar (below) had a 100% shot accuracy (five shots) but couldn’t find a way past Eugene Galekovic.
The Roar are undefeated in their past 11 matches at Suncorp Stadium. Adelaide United was the last team to leave the cauldron with three points.
Only Perth Glory have scored more headed goals than Adelaide United, whilst table-topppers Sydney FC are the only side to concede fewer goals and keep more clean sheets than the Roar.
The Roar have scored in every 15-minute block this season while Adelaide are the only team to have not scored in the 15 minutes following kick-off or half-time.
Seven of the 13 goals conceded by Adelaide United have come from the right boot, the same way that Brisbane have scored seven of their nine goals this campaign.
Brisbane are yet to lose after scoring first whilst the Reds’ recent victory against the Phoenix was the first time they’ve opened the scoring and not lost on the four occasions it has happened this season.
Jamie Maclaren will enter the pitch with the most combined goals and assists (four goals, one assist) followed by Adelaide’s Henrique and Sergi Guardiola (three goals)
Jamie Maclaren (27 shots), Sergi Guardiola (23 shots) and Tommy Oar (23 shots) all sit in the league’s top five for attempts at goal.
Recently re-signed Roar captain Matt McKay will be the only player on the pitch in the league’s top 10 for passing with third-placed Reds’ midfielder Isaias suspended.
Last time they met
Adelaide United 1 (Dahlkemper 94′) – Brisbane Roar 3 (Blackburn 27′, Yallop 39′, Marzano 40′), Sunday, 3 January, 2016 at Adelaide Shores Football Centre
Three goals in the space of 13 minutes from the Roar Women put the visitors in the driving seat with a stoppage-time consolation goal for the Reds’ the only blight on a terrific away win for the Roar.
Season so far
Ladder position: 5th
Results: W 2-1 v Sydney FC, D 0-0 v Perth Glory, L 0-1 v Canberra United, W 2-0 v Western Sydney Wanderers, L 1-2 v Melbourne City
Top scorers: Katrina GORRY (below) (2), Tameka BUTT (1), Clare POLKINGHORNE (1), Allira TOBY (1)
Nina Frausing-Pedersen (Denmark) and Maddy Evans (United States) have slotted seamingly into the Roar set-up with strong performances across the opening five matches.
Frausing-Pedersen missed the opening match against Sydney FC but has been solid and versatile for the Roar being cool, calm and collected on the ball across defence and midfield.
Evans has started every match of the season so far and been a strong provider in the centre of the park and the attacking third.
The Roar squad is flush with players who have shone on the international stage with a number of Matildas starring so far this season.
Captain Clare Polkinghorne continues to lead the side while Katrina Gorry, Tameka Butt and Emily Gielnik have been among the Roar’s best this season.
Off-season recruit Mackenzie Arnold (below) has been a star between the posts, making a number of crucial saves and a strong contributor to the Women’s positive start to the campaign.
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