This Saturday, Brisbane Roar will make their first trip to the new Bankwest Stadium to face the Wanderers in the squad’s second away trip of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 campaign.
Our trips to Western Sydney have routinely proven to be thrilling encounters and Saturday’s clash is set to follow suit.
Just a handful of players remain in the Roar squad from the sides’ last meeting late last season – a game highlighted by a Goal of the Season contender from Dylan Wenzel-Halls
Take a look below at some key stats ahead of Saturday’s match.
Overall: Roar wins: 8, draws: 7, Wanderers wins: 10
In Sydney: Roar wins: 3, draws: 4, Wanderers wins: 5
- Meetings between the cross-state rivals have averaged three goals per game.
- Roar and Wanderers have conceded the fewest goals (2) in the 2019/20 Hyundai A-League season.
A pre-season hampered by injury has seen Aaron Amadi-Holloway used as a substitute in the opening rounds so far, but that hasn’t stopped him from causing havoc when he’s entered the fray, finding himself inside the league’s Top 20 for chances created & assists.
A stubborn defence
A new-look Brisbane defence led by captain Tom Aldred has shown its potential to be one of the league’s fiercest, facing the least shots (16) across the Hyundai A-League.
With only two Hyundai A-League games under their belts, defender Macaulay Gillesphey and midfielder Jay O’Shea still rank in the Top 20 for passes made in the opposition half with 76 and 84 respectively.
Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Round 4: Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar
Bankwest Stadium, Sydney
Saturday, 2 November (4pm KO QLD time)